National League Division 4 SW
Oxford Stealers 62, Huish Taunton Tigers 75

IN their first league fixture of the season, Huish Taunton Tigers travelled to Oxford Brookes University to play Oxford Stealers.

Stealers were first on the scoreboard with an early lay-up and made a three pointer. 

Robin Boult got Tigers started with two made free throws, followed shortly by a break away layup by Paul Yabsley.

While Oxford hit several mid range jump shots, a three-pointer from Joe Andrews and layup from Ed Surtees kept Tigers within striking distance 13-11. 

Jack Roberts and Joe Andrews both chipped in with four points each in the second quarter as the Tigers took a 35-30 lead.

Early in the second half that Tigers started to assert their dominance inside, and some good ball movement offensively led to easy baskets as Roberts, Schroeder and Boult used their height and strength inside to good effect. 

Stealers continued to shoot well from outside but Tigers answered with three pointers of their own from Andrews and Surtees. 

Young guard Tim Gumbs played well throughout, handling the ball on offence and contributing six points.

In the end, Taunton were able to grind out a win and now look forward to hosting Oxford City Hoops on Saturday (6pm).