Bucks Hornets drown the Cats

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Bucks Hornets U14s recorded a comfortable 90-43 victory away to Cambridge Cats in the National Basketball League.

The Hornets made an excellent start with some effective defending enabling them to score 12 points without reply.

Bucks then went onto add a further 12 points before the Cats scored again and finished the first quarter leading 30-7.

This strong start allowed coach Lee McCarthy to give every member of the squad valuable court time, which was important given the play-off ambitions of the team.

Although the Cats made a much better start to second quarter, the Hornets again took the upper hand and won 23-10 to go into half-time 53-17 up.

Too many turnovers disrupted the Hornets’ rhythm in the second half but they remained in total command to run out comfortable winners.

McCarthy said: “It’s always good to be able to give everyone equal minutes across the board and still come out with a very convincing result. Although we still have a lot to learn, we seem to be getting better each week.

“I’ve been particularly impressed with the new additions of Abdul, Ben and Joslyn. They have all come along really well in such a short space of time and I’m happy to see them pushing other players for court time.”

Elsewhere, Bucks Hornets U18 men emphatically beat the Barnet Bulldogs 99-54 while the U16 boys lost by just one point in a tight game against the County Upper Coyotes, 68-67.