Woking Take Dominant Win Vs Aztec Jaguars
Woking Blackhawk Hunters 93 - 62 Aztec Jaguars
The Hunters lost to the Aztecs by a single point back on a freezing cold night in November. It felt good to avenge that loss.
Woking led this game from start to finish, increasing their lead with each quarter. Alex Braine-Porter was everywhere to start the game, hitting 2 3-pointers and disrupting the oposition with blocks and steals galore. Nick Sammut backed him up with some strong moves and put backs under the basket. Before anyone knew it, the Hunters were up by double digits within the first 5 minutes of the game.
Alex BP kept working in the 2nd quarter, hitting another 3 and getting more steals. The Aztecs didn't roll over and die though - Jared Adams scored their first 6 points of the quarter and helped bring the scores within 5 points. But James Wildsmith was having none of it. He rattled off a quick 5 points to end the half, keeping the Blackhawks up by a respectable 9-point margin.
The 3rd quarter performance by Nick Sammut pretty much ended the game. Sputnik scored from put backs, on the fast break, post moves, from the free throw line - he could not be stopped. His 14 points in the quarter were huge. James Wildsmith also made his presence known, including a spell where he scored, blocked a shot on the other end, got it back and hit a 3, then stole the ball again!
The Hunters built a 20 point lead going into the 4th quarter, giving them the breathing space to relax and enjoy the rest of the game. An 11-0 run was all it took to extend the lead and take the win.
Sammut led all players in scoring with 32 points. James Wildsmith added 18 and Alex BP had 14. Contributions came in all shapes and sizes from the whole squad, adding up to a good team win.
Highlight of the game: Hard to pick just one! Either the end to end to end sequence by Wildsmith. Or maybe a play by Sputnik - after a turnover on the fastbreak, Sputnik lunges in and strips the ball away from the Aztec pointguard in one swift move. He then takes it to the rack around another defender.
Nick Sammut - 32
James Wildsmith - 18
Alex BP - 14
Dave Nuttall - 9
Rick Lansdell - 6
Ady Jayaram - 6
Sam Piercy - 4
Sam Cane - 4