KUTI'S Solent Stars basketball coach Kerry Kirby, centre right, and new player Earl Moore, centre left, are pictured with boys and girls aged 8-16 who came along to train at Fleming Park Leisure Centre last weekend (picture order no: 3930693).

l SOLENT Kestrels under-15 boys finally unleashed their potential with an 86-59 win over Brentwood Fire.

A win was crucial and coach Bev Guymon said: "It is starting to come together for this group."

Inspired by a gutsy performance from guard Sam Dye, Kestrels led 29-18 at the end of the first quarter.

Solent strengthened their lead with a 12-0 run at the start of the second half.

Kestrels scorers: Hendon-John 29, Wells 17, Dye 12, Dismore 9, R Verrall 8, Over 5, Chadwick 4, Horne 2.