Bury Bombers 74 Essex Outlaws 25
THE BURY Bombers stretched their consecutive league victories, over three seasons, to an impressive 30 matches with an emphatic 74-25 home win over the Essex Outlaws, on Sunday.
Aiden Hughes opened the scoring for Bombers after winning the tip, before Outlaw’s fast guard player evened the score soon after.
The Bury team put on the press to allow their captain, Drew Stephenson, aided by Hugh Anderson and Jack Perry to join Aiden in scoring, for a Bombers lead of 16-4 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter saw an increase in shooting percentages and the Bombers extended their lead further, 31–12 at half time.
During the third quarter, Jack continued to add to his tally of baskets, while Drew and Hugh did sterling work in defence and although the visitors added to their score, the Bombers finished with a handsome 50-17 lead.
Head Coach, Jill Anderson, took off the press at the start of the final quarter to re-shape the defence as Lloyd Jones was given court time in this quarter and Jack continued to add to his score.
The game finished with a superb three-point basket from Hugh in the last second of the match to complete the victory and cement the host’s position as Division One South leaders.
Stephenson was awarded ‘Man of the Match’ and Perry ‘Shot of the Day’.
n The team have also been nominated in the prestigious East Sport Awards at Bedford on Thursday.