Burnley Basketball Club’s Under 16s National League earned an impressive win away to Blackpool.
Burnley started the game with the new recruit Samuel Chicken in the starting line up as point guard.
This move allowed Burnley to use Sam Snape and Alex Hall to shoot from outside with devastating effect throughout the game.
Jordan Green filled Ben Chicken’s spot and Paul Blanchard, another debutant, worked alongside Green on offence.
Burnley, despite the changes, started the game with intensity and very precise and neat offence and after four minutes were ahead 8-2.
Alex Hall and Jordan Green were unstoppable for the first quarter and Burnley led 19-12 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter saw Burnley put the pedal to the metal and in four minutes they scored 10 points with Blackpool unable to score.
At the end of third quarter, the score was 38-22 to Burnley.
Burnley started to rest most of the starting five in the third quarter, and the players on court were able to keep an healthy lead despite being a little too soft on defence.
The end of the third quarter saw Burnley once again taking the initiative, but being a little distracted on defence.
Coach Minozzi took a time out just to give the players a quick reminder of defensive duties, and the team started to defend as they should.
At the start of the fourth quarter, Burnley’s outside shooting once again was the difference and after five minutes Burnley were ahead 67-45.
Green came off the court with five minutes to go receiving a well deserved ovation but Burnley eased home to win 74-51.
Burnley again hosted the Lancashire Basketball Association Central Venue League at the St Peter’s Centre, against teams from Garstang, Blackpool, Preston and Chorley.
Burnley lost a close game with Preston 38-34 in their outing on the day.