Hemel Storm fire in the fourth to see off battling Northumbria

Bode Adeluola top-scored for Hemel Storm against Team Northumbria PNL-140303-093907002
Bode Adeluola top-scored for Hemel Storm against Team Northumbria PNL-140303-093907002
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A tremendous fourth quarter by Hemel Storm led them to an important National League Division One win against a stubborn Team Northumbria at Sportspace on Saturday night.

Storm started well and opened up a commanding early lead but Northumbria battled back to reduce the home team’s advantage to five points.

A trio of big three-pointers by Dru Spinks could not pull Hemel away from their hard working visitors, and Northumbria battled back to lead 19-18 at the end of the first quarter.

A three-pointer by Bode Adeluola was part of a 7-0 Hemel run to start the second quarter and the hosts eased back in front to lead 39-33 at half-time.

Again Northumbria fought back at the start of the third quarter to go 45-43 up, before Adeluola stopped the rot with two three-pointers for Hemel as the scores were locked at 57-all at the end of the period.

The fourth quarter was all Hemel, as Walid Mumuni took things into his own hands with a collection of steals, rebounds and scoring shots that eased his side out to a 10-point lead.

A huge three by Adeluola helped Storm increase their lead further and some tremendous defence saw Hemel home at a canter.

Hemel are back at Sportspace on Saturday with a Division One game against Essex Leopards at 4pm.