Stefan Gill claims two points against the Wolves. jackhindsphotography.com
Stefan Gill claims two points against the Wolves. jackhindsphotography.com

THE Giants fell just short against title-chasing Wolves – but won’t give up their play-off mission.

The Giants fought back into the game against high-flying Worcester, taking a one-point fourth-quarter lead.

But the Wolves, who were led by prolific big man Will Creekmore, hit back again to take the win down the closing straight.

Stefan Gill led the Giants’ fight with 21 points while four of his team-mates were in double figures – Rob Marsden (15), James and Callum Jones (13) and David Watts (11).

Yorick Williams had 9 and Mike Beranrd chipped inm with 4.

Wolves took the first quarter 25-21 and were 48-39 up at the half.

But the Giants scrapped their way back into it to tie it at 61 in the third quarter and went into the fourth just 66-63 down.

The Giants edged into a 69-68 led early in the fourth but the Wolves pulled away in the dying moments.

Coach Jeff Jones said: “I couldn’t have asked for any more effort from the guys.

“We are still in it and fighting and will get ready for Plymouith next week.”