Killarmarsh Arrows put Birmingham Mets to the sword

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Killamarsh Arrows looked at sea in the first quarter in which Birmingham Mets dropped 31 points to lead by ten.

However, once the Arrows finally awoke to limit them to only 33 in the remaining three quarters the Arrows moved to a comfortable 86-61 victory.

Corey Standerfer blitzed the Mets for 45 points and was well supported by a host of Arrows with Deniss Scott and Andre Rankine catching the eye.

Arrows found their feet in the second quarter but still trailed 38-42 at the interval against a robust Mets style.

In limiting them to just 11 the writing looked on the wall for a tiring Mets outfit.

A string of points for the ever improving Scott and the inspiring offence of Standerfer began to overpower the Mets defence.

Arrows were now at their offensive best with a series of dunks from Standerfer and hard nosed defence saw the Arrows in full flow.

In the fourth quarter there were baskets for Rory Wheatcroft and Andreas Lycoudis as the Arrows continued to pile on the pressure.

Andre Rankine and James Kelly were always prominent while Joseph Baugh, Nathan Dacres and Chris Tishimankina were all vital in the team’s success.

Standerfer’s was the dominant performance on the day as he bounced back from a below par display the previous week to underline his capabilities.

This win takes the Arrows to a 4-3 league record.

Head coach Pete Kelly said: “It was a vital win as the team were looking down the barrel at 2-12 after two minutes.

“They pulled together as a group with Standerfer playing at times at a startling level but others showing that they can deliver.

“The team now face a tough double header weekend in London which will decide much about the teams season.”