Basingstoke Blizzards blitz opposition

Gavin Frecklington in action for the Blizzards.

Gavin Frecklington in action for the Blizzards.

First published in Sport

THE Basingstoke Blizzards basketball team hammered the Windsor Warriors 99-53 in their last game before the festive break.

Good defensive work put the locals clear at 14-2 after six minutes, with Rob Gerrard on fire and scoring 12 points. By the end of the quarter it was 21-6.

As the second-quarter started Windsor showed a little fight to get back to 23-12. However, Aaron Taylorson, Rob Gerrard and Joey Haynes piled on the points as the half ended with the Blizzards leading 44-23.

In the second-half Basingstoke pressed on the gas, as Gavin Frecklington assisted in numerous fast breaks to see Basingstoke go 68-28 ahead.

Tom Mavronicholas and Adam Paddon joined in the scoring, with Rob Gerrard still on fire, to finish the third-quarter clear at 74-32.

The question was now would the Blizzards get 100 points on the boards for the second week running? Unfortunately, the buzzer came just too soon, Adam Paddon putting a three pointer up with 20 seconds remaining which was not enough as the clock lapsed without the home side getting the ball back, but they still won 99-53.

Their next game in the Wessex League is on Sunday, January 6, at leaders Yateley, which is a must-win game if they want to keep their promotion push alive.

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