BRIDPORT Evolution opened up the new season in the Dorset League with a fine victory over the Raiders.

It was the home side who started the game with a quick two points from the tip but Bridport stayed close to them trading baskets for the first four minutes.

Evolution then caught fire with seven players all getting on the scoresheet by the end of the first quarter and keeping Weymouth at bay for five minutes without scoring.

The quarter finished 25-7 to Bridport.

Weymouth started again strongly and showing good signs of catching Bridport

at their own game but with sharp shooting by Eric

Robertshaw and James Rich, Bridport continued to keep a good lead going into half-time, 37-21.

Bridport came out wanting to win in the third quarter with high intensity offence and strong solid defence that the Raiders could not break.

Evolution’s player/coach Craig Sorrell led by example and driving through Weymouth’s defence with ease to get multiple baskets to keep the away team in front.

The quarter finished 59-36 to the visitors.

Bridport continued to stay strong with quick hands by Tom White on defence along with

experienced teamwork from Chris Canham, Robertshaw and Sorrell to secure a great first victory of the season for Evolution.

Bridport have their first home game of the season on Monday against BCS Seahawks at Beaminster Sports Hall (7.15pm).

All spectators are free and welcome to come and support the team.

Bridport: Sorrell 42, T White 11, Robertshaw 8, Canham 8, Rich 6, Mogilevcevs 3, Trivett 2, Hughes 1, Ormsby