THE Lancashire Spinners made it five wins in a row in National League Division Three with a 84-59 victory over Stockport.

A run that started against Teeside back on December 15 continued here with Conor Porter top scoring on his return off the bench with 19 points.

This Saturday the Spinners travel to Halifax to take on the Calderdale Explorers.

Head Coach Mbongéni Greg Mpofu praised his side’s resilience in their latest performance which leaves them in second spot in the fourth tier of British basketball.

“There are certain things you look for in a team that let you know how near or far you are from success, and being able to play through tough moments and come out strong on the other end is one of them, and that’s what I saw from our guys today,” he said.

“Having our rhythm disrupted in the second quarter didn’t faze us one bit, and we came out all guns blazing in the second half.

“That was a good gut check for us ahead of a tricky fixture coming up.”

Against Stockport the Spinners got off to a great start with Nathan Schall, Barry Webster and Joseph Swindells hitting the target, helping the team to a 20-6 lead in the first seven minutes.

Stockport came back though and the Spinners’ advantage was reduced to 10 to end the quarter.

A Jason Hilton three-point shot started the second quarter off in style, but it was Stockport all the way reducing the defect and outscoring Spinners 20-8 to take the lead at the half.

Stockport pushed the lead to 45-40 but the Spinners found another gear, locking in defensively and going on a 17-2 run with scores from Porter, Webster, Swindells and Adam Oldham.

A three-pointer that beat the buzzer from Webster meant the third quarter ended with the Spinners having a 59-47 advantage.

They pushed on in the game’s final act, Webster with a couple of highlight plays including back-to-back dunks.

Outscoring Stockport 25-12 in the last quarter completed a good afternoon for the Bury side.

The Spinners’ next home game comes on Saturday, February 8 against leaders Newcastle.

Tip off at Phillips High School, Whitefield, is at 6.30pm with adults £2 and under-18s £1.