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Damon Mello finds space between Caleb Nicholson and Jared Silvia. Brant Silvia (6) rushes in to back up the play.
Photo by Ralph Stewart

Damon Mello finds space between Caleb Nicholson and Jared Silvia. Brant Silvia (6) rushes in to back up the play.

Monday evening, at the MV Boys & Girls Club, the Suns ran away from the Hornets, 110-80, and the Heat outlasted the Lakers, 98-92 in the weekly RCBL double feature.

James Holenko leaps over Ryan Kurth for a finger roll.

Photo by Ralph Stewart

James Holenko leaps over Ryan Kurth for a finger roll.

James Holenko (29), Sterling Bishop (29) and Tim Scott (27) shone brightest for the Suns. Joe McCormick (21) and Ryan Kurth (21) led the Hornets’ response.

The Suns all but doubled the Hornets score in the first quarter, 30-16, and increased their lead to 22 by the half: 59-37.

The Suns polished their unblemished record to 4-0 keeping the Hornets in the league cellar at 0-4.

In the nightcap, the Lakers stayed close to the Heat through the first half, even took a six-point lead midway through the first quarter, 22-16. The score was tied at 86 halfway through the final period, thanks in large part to a blitz of treys – three in a row – by John Healy. But that was the high water mark for the Lakers and the Heat turned it on to finish with a six-point edge, 98-92.

Jason Dyer (24), Damon Mello (24) and Brant Silvia (23) were hottest for the Heat.

John Healy (20), John LaBell (19), and Heath Estrella (15) paced the Lakers’ attack.

Greg Rollins and Richie Roy wore the striped shirts

The Heat improved to 3-1. The Lakers fell to 1-3.