The Breakers extended their season long winning streak to seven games Friday night, easily taking care of the Hollywood Shooting Stars (0-2) for the second time this season, 130-85. It looked like the blowout was on early, as the Breakers (7-0) streaked out of the gates to take a 37-14 first quarter lead. The lead swelled to 29 midway through the second quarter, and the Breakers took a comfortable 67-35 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The second half proved to be no different than the first as the Breakers continued their dominance on both sides of the ball en route to a 100-54 lead at the end of the third. The Breakers led 127-85 with three seconds left in the fourth quarter, when guard Shantay Legins dribbled the ball to midcourt, turned his back to the basket, and shot the ball over his head with one hand. The ball left his hand, the buzzer sounded, and the ball went in. That’s the way the night went for both teams.
Everyone got in on the action offensively for the Breakers, as no player had less than 8 points and five players scored in double figures, with forwards Josh Merrill and Jeff McMillan leading the way with 21 and 19 respectively. Guards Shantay Legins and Tim Taylor each scored 17, going a combined 12-for-22 shooting from the field and 9-for-15 from beyond the arc. Justin Johnson added 13points and 6 assists, and center Tyler Newton had 9 points and 10 rebounds. As a team the Breakers were red hot from the field all night long, going 34-of-70 (48%) from the field and 16-for-30 from the land of three.
Poor shooting (38%) and lackluster defense was the story of the night for the Shooting Stars. Forward Tev Banks had 18 points and 9 rebounds for Hollywood while forward Angelo Crowell chipped in with 16 points. Former Breaker Johnnie Parker added 13 points and 9 rebounds in his first game with Hollywood.
Santa Barbara will go for their 8th straight win over the Pasadena Slam (1-1) at home tonight before hitting the road for a three game stretch. Tip off is set for 7:05 pm at the Santa Barbara City College Sports Pavilion.