Basketball: Doncaster Falcons swoop in to defeat Axholme

Simon Andrew in action for Tanks. Picture: Andrew Roe
Simon Andrew in action for Tanks. Picture: Andrew Roe

Despite a top-scoring 22 points from Martin Richards, Axholme Tanks were unable to overpower a strong Doncaster Falcons outfit.

The Doncaster & District midweek basketball league match saw the Falcons secure the success by 89 points to 61.

The win was helped largely following a stunning first quarter of sharp shooting from Graham Cullingworth who fired in five three pointers in a row.

The Tanks, who were set to face Scunthorpe this week, were strong themselves, however, just could not clinch the win at Doncaster Deaf College.

Axholme team: S Andrew, D Brinkley, M Richards (top scorer with 22 points), Nick Richards, C Andrew, M Shipley, S Parkin, S Webster, A Fenely and D Teahan.

Falcons Team: G Findley, B Cubbin, M Baker, D Hartley (top scorer with 24 points), M Leng, G Cullingworth, J Davis, M Davis, M Likupe and R McCutcheon.