The Horsham Hornets returned to its winning ways on Saturday night, claiming a resounding 69-point victory against the Ararat Redbacks.
Entering the contest desperate to correct two consecutive losses, the Hornets quickly asserted their dominance and barely let the Redbacks in with a chance in the 129-60 win.
"We were pretty hungry, and we just went out there and played how we've been playing for most of the season, and it all clicked," Hornets coach Tim Pickert said.
"We're getting close to finals now, so it's time to start playing some good basketball."
The Redbacks' Dj Woods - who finished with a team-high 20 points - threatened the Hornets' defence, but he could do little to stop his free-scoring opponents.
The McKenzie brothers led the Hornets' barrage, guiding their side to a 30-point buffer at half-time
Austin McKenzie top-scored for the Hornets, with 26 points, and was well supported by older brother Jeremiah, who finished with 23 points.
Tim Pickert (22), Damien Skurrie (17) and Jake Hobbs (15) all made key contributions as well.
"The scoring spread we had last night was the best we've had all year," Pickert said. "
That's what makes us so dangerous. We probably have eight players who could get 20 points any given night, which is pretty dangerous going into finals."
It was a third-quarter to forget for the Redbacks, who were restricted to 12 points.
The Hornets piled on 38 points in the final quarter to seal the game.
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