Dux tame the Wolves to take league title

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AYLESBURY Dux basketball team clinched the league title against second placed Ware Wolves recently.

The game pitted the top two sides together for what would ultimately be the league championship.

As a result it was never going to be a high-scoring affair, and Aylesbury Dux were not going to rack up over 100 points, as they had done in the previous three matches.

Ware Wolves were shading it 56-54 going into the final quarter so the Dux had to dig deep, step up a gear and give everything, if they were to win the game and with it the title of league champions.

Dux struggled to cope with the height of the Ware players, so in the final quarter, behind on points, they changed tactics, which tipped the balance in their favour.

Doubling up on the Wolves centre, who was doing all the damage, effectively cut off his supply and put him out of the game. Obviously doubling up on the Wolves forward meant they had a free man in the centre of the court, so the Dux guards had to double their work rate to compensate.

The plan worked to perfection and the final quarter and the match ended with Dux victorious 76-66. With Aylesbury on 26 points and Ware in second place, on 18, and with just two games to play, the Dux have wrapped up the league, winning 13 from 14.