National League Division 4 SW
Huish Taunton Tigers 74, Gloucester Saxons 63

HUISH Taunton Tigers confirmed their place at the top of the table this week with a home victory against Gloucester Saxons to remain undefeated.

Tigers got off to a good start offensively, looking to get inside looks early against the smaller Gloucester team. 

The strategy would pay off in the end but Saxons stayed close with three made three-pointers in the first quarter.

In the second quarter Huish Tigers Under-18s player Harry Stacpoole made his debut into senior men’s basketball, coming off the bench to a warm reception from the home supporters. 

Another player making his debut for Tigers was Chris Alexander, who contributed 15 points in the game and the combination of Alexander, Boult, Schroeder and Roberts inside proved too much for Saxons. 

The half finished with a nine-point lead for Taunton, 37-28.

The third quarter was Taunton’s best and it was their defence which was key, limiting Gloucester to just 12 points. 

In the final quarter, Saxons outscored Tigers 23-16 but it wasn’t enough to overcome the lead built up by Tigers over the game and they held on to win 74–63.

This Sunday, Taunton will host Division 3 Solent Kestrels II, in the third round of the National Shield at Richard Huish College (5pm). 

Up for grabs is a place in the quarter-finals.