Sledgehammers are too good for the Lasers

THE first week of fixtures in the Suffolk Senior Basketball League saw reigning champions Sledgehammers get off to a good start with a win at Lasers.

Even with a squad of just six players the home side had the better of the first three quarters.

Ethan Dixon led Lasers’ scoring with 34 in 30 minutes but when he failed to score again in the final quarter, Sledgehammers pulled away to win by almost 20.

In Division Two, last year’s runners-up, Nomads, visited Lynx with only seven players and although they led for a good part of the first half, once Lynx were ahead they never looked back.

Bubba Osiyemi hit 20 in the first half and with Tomasz Drywa knocking down 18 in the second half Lynx were comfortable winners. Kings visited Harriers and controlled the game from the start. Rob Randall and Lloyd Aldiss combined for more than 60 points as Kings won by more than 20.

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Division Three saw some more useful partnerships with newcomers Hammers matching up with Tigers twice in the same week.

Hammers’ home game saw the visiting Tigers close winners with Jo Cumming and Kirsty Clark hitting 54 between them.

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In the return, the combination of Bradley Potter and Charlie Griffiths hit 67 to help Hammers notch up their first league victory.

The battle between the other two newcomers, Bulldogs 2 and Giants, saw Bulldogs come out on top with their strength in depth being very evident as 11 of the squad got on the scoresheet.

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