By Paul Osborne

The Worcester Wolves secured the BBL Trophy with victory over the Glasgow Rocks at the Emirates Arena ©Ville Vuorinen/BBLMarch 30 - Worcester Wolves tasted their first slice of success in their eight-year British Basketball League (BBL) history with an 83-76 victory over the Glasgow Rocks in the Trophy final.

A late Jamal Williams-led surge was the crucial difference between the two sides as the Wolves came from behind to defeat their opponents on home soil at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

Galvanised by the 5,000-strong crowd in Glasgow, the Rocks marched to an early 25-15 lead with Great Britain international Gareth Murray sealing the first-quarter advantage with a buzzer-beating triple.

A second-quarter comeback by the Wolves was quelled by a later Murray-surge as he scored two triple pointers in thirty seconds to take his first half tally to 13 and ensure a 44-38 for the Rocks coming in to the break.

The momentum changed in the third period as the game's Most Valuable Player, Williams, and centre Will Creekmore inspired a Wolves charge as they restricted their opponents to just 11 points for the quarter, whilst firing themselves into a 56-55 lead.

Gareth Murray's (left) 21 points were not enough to inspire the Glasgow Rocks to their first trophy since 2003 ©Getty ImagesGareth Murray's (left) 21 points were not enough to inspire the Glasgow Rocks to their first trophy since 2003 ©Getty Images

The teams went toe-to-toe in the final quarter, with a flurry of three-pointers keeping the fixture even; however, a late Williams' burst saw the star man net an impressive seven points as the Wolves scored 11 points to their opponents two to open up a 75-68 lead heading into the last three minutes.

The Rocks fought valiantly to bring the tie back within three but the damage had already been done, with a succession of late free-throws sealing the win for the Wolves and their first BBL honours.

For his crucial late run and 26 match points, Williams was named MVP while Creekmore also had a big double-double of 22 points and 15 rebounds.

Murray was the stand-out player for the Rocks however his 21 points were not enough to secure Glasgow their first piece of silverware since 2003.

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