THE Shoalhaven Tigers youth league men's side made a victorious start to their time at the new Den by defeating the St George Saints 83-59 on Saturday.
After three straight road games to start the Waratah League division two youth season, the Tigers revelled in the chance to play on the Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre hardwood - shown by them jumping out to a 19-12 lead by quarter-time.
The Cubs' suffocating defence then restricted the visitors to just nine second-quarter points, as the lead ballooned to 19 (40-21) at the main break.
Thankfully for coach Ben Morris, the black and golds didn't take the foot off the gas and extended their advantage to 25, heading into the final term.
In the fourth, both teams traded baskets, as the Tigers ran away with the commanding 24-point win.
In the victory, Jeremy Harding led the way we 21 points, as Alexander Kessell (15), Brayden Morris (14), Jordan Bandur (12) and Austin Collings (11) all scored in double-figures.
Morris' troops, who are now 3-1, now have the bye in round five before hosting Goulburn on Saturday, May 15 from 4pm at the new Den.
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