Trailblazing win for Saints

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Three pointers were the order of the day for City of Sheffield Saints in their 87-77 victory at Derby Trailblazers.

They netted four in the first period and they continued in the second quarter to give Saints a 42-38 lead going into the break. Saints managed only two in the next session but three 3s and three 2s in the final period sealed a 10 point win.

Team and scorers: Pete Olusoga 21 (five 3s), Garnet Gayle 19 (four 3s), Chris Hackett 16 (one 3), Gary Bywater 14 (four 3s), Nick Cockman 13, Rich Fooks 4, Chris Law, Phil Drewett and Oliver Bourne.

Nick Cockman hit 12 points and took three rebounds as Saints opened up a 26-16 lead over Sefton Stars in the second part of their double-header at All Saints.

They stretched their lead to 49-29 going into the break and although they lost the third quarter 17-21 Saints held their nerve to take the game 83-69.

Team and scorers: Chris Hackett 22, Nick Cockman 18, Chris Law 15( three 3s), Luke Parker 12(two 3s), Gary Bywater 8(two 3s), Phil Drewett 6, Pete Olusoga 2, Garnet Gayle.

Saints travel to Nottingham Hoods on Saturday and then vface a derby showdown against Sheffield Sabres at All Saints on Sunday (2pm).

The Under-13s, 14s and 18s all face Newcastle Eagles away with the two younger age groups playing on Saturday and the U-18s on Sunday.

Saints U-16s visit Cheshire Jets on Saturday while the Under-15s meet South Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Danum at All Saints (noon).