Amber Valley Spartans II crush RR Merlins

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Amber Valley Spartans II crushed RR Merlins 73-30 in their first home game of the season.

Spartans started out of the box strong and took a 19-5 lead. Josh Picking was hot collecting 15 of those points within the first few minutes of the game.

The second quarter continued as the first, with the Spartans increasing their defensive pressure and extending their solid lead.

RR Merlins had glimpses that were pulled apart by the already confident Spartans.

Nick Wright particularly showed strength in the defence by racking up 15 defensive rebounds thought out the game.

By the end of the second quarter Spartans had acquired a 24 point margin.

Both of the last two quarters continued in the same manner with the Spartans racking up 37 points to go to 2-0 in the season.

The top scorers for the game were Josh Pickering with a career high of 33, Jay Cullen 10 and Nick Wright with 8.