30-match win run is ended

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Bombers 34 Milton Keynes Aces 37

BURY Bomber’s 30 match consecutive winning run came to an end on Sunday as they suffered a narrow 37-34 defeat to an experienced Milton Keynes Aces side.

Bombers started strongly, winning the tip, but it was the visitors who opened the scoring after just two minutes.

However, the home side immediately hit back as Aiden Hughes added a basket as well as a free throw after being fouled on his shot to give the Bombers a one point lead.

Hugh Anderson, Drew Stevenson, Jack Perry and Hughes all added to the score to give the home team a 13-5 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The visitors came back strongly in the second quarter and Bombers were unable to cope with the intimidating play of the opposition, as they drew level for 19-19 score line at half time.

Aces scored two baskets at the start of the second half to give them the advantage but Anderson again responded, adding three free throws to bring Bombers within a point of the Aces.

The away team came back with a further basket, before Anderson scored in the final minute of the third quarter for 29-28 to the Aces.

Hughes and Anderson opened the scoring in the final quarter to put Bombers back in the lead, but too many defensive errors by the home team gave the opposition easy shooting opportunities, which Aces gladly accepted, claiming a narrow victory.

Anderson was awarded shot of the day and Drew man of the match.