Plymouth Raiders

Plymouth Raiders hope to build on their first win of the season

raidersPLYMOUTH Raiders will be hoping to build on last week’s opening win of the season when they entertain Worcester Wolves at the Pavilions on Saturday evening (7.30pm).

Raiders ended their long losing run last Sunday by beating Glasgow Rocks.

Although they are still sit at the foot of the BBL Championship table, the victory as given them a confidence boost ahead of the visit of Paul James’ third-placed Wolves, who have won the last five meetings between the sides.

Raiders forward Auryn MacMillan said: “It was a massive relief more than anything (to secure first win). In the grand scheme of things, it’s just one game, and won’t mean anything if we don’t use it as a springboard into the rest of the season.

“But it was great to show everyone that we are capable of winning games in this league, especially given how under manned we were and what a turbulent start we’ve had to the season; both on and off the court.”

Raiders were two players down last weekend after terminating the contracts of BJ Anthony and Richie Edwards. However, they have strengthened this week with the arrival of Duane Bailey and Adrien Sturt.

MacMillan added: “Our focus at this point needs to be on continuing to develop our systems and culture. We’re making great progress in both those areas, but given we’re basically starting again from scratch with two new guys this week, there is still a long way to go.

“Beating Worcester is going to take 40 minutes of disciplined effort from all of our players and support staff, along with a great week of preparation in the lead-up.”


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