The final scoreboard from Saturday night's Country Basketball League contest between the Horsham Hornets and the Terang Tornadoes flattered the travelling Tornadoes.
The Hornets finished with a 16-point victory at home, 107-91, but the final result was never in doubt from mid-way through the first quarter.
The Hornets jumped out of the blocks behind star scorer Jeremiah McKenzie to take an eye-popping 23-point lead in the first, 33-8.
McKenzie piled on 14 first quarter points in a masterful quarter for the Hornets, reminding fans inside the Horsham Basketball Stadium of their championship credentials.
With the lopsided scoreline so early in the contest, the next generation of Hornets took to the court late in the first term, with youngsters Jude Kilpatrick, Max and Cody Bryan all brought into the action.
Cody Bryan looked particularly sharp, fighting hard for rebounds on both ends of the court and providing a formidable inside presence on defence.
Joining the youngsters on the court, Hornets' veteran Robbie Fry provided the experience.
Fry scored his first points of the season late in the quarter with a textbook fade-away jumpshot in the post, delighting the strong home crowd.
Tim Pickert then hit back-to-back three pointers to start the second term and the lead quickly balooned out to 44 points, 56-12.
However, whether through the Hornets taking the foot off the gas or the Tornadoes settling into the game, it became a far more even contest late in the match, giving travelling Terang fans something to cheer about.
Terang sharpshooter Scott Judd put on a show in the last quarter, hitting three consecutive threes and finishing with an incredible nine three-pointers for the match.
It helped flatter the scoreboard but there was no denying the Horsham Hornets their 10th victory for the season.
HORNETS DONATE GATE TAKINGS
The Hornets joined the heartwarming wave of support for bushfire affected communities on Saturday night.
All proceeds from the door and raffle at the Horsham Basketball Stadium were donated to the Red Cross Appeal to provide assistance for those affected by the fires across Australia.
Horsham flocked to the stadium with an impressive crowd in attendance on the night.
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