OK, 45 points in one quarter is pretty sizable. Frankly, it snuck up on those inside the Bristol High School gym quicker than a raccoon rifling through a garbage can.
Friday night's display by the Panthers boys basketball team in the 114-59 victory over Southington was more than what meets the eye, per se.
It was the essence of pressure defense. Bristol (4-0) forced the Wildcats into 14 turnovers.
Like rapid fire, the Panthers rattled off 17 unanswered points early to take a 23-6 lead. Their defense was about as suffocating as the odor outside the high school that night, emitting an unidentified foul-smelling stench.
However, the results were about as sweet smelling as a newly picked rose and as eye pleasing as that magnificent Christmas display in the Bristolville town square - highlighting the buildings on the northeast corner with very tasteful illumination.
As for the game, it quickly became the Panthers' 76-35 halftime lead.
Bristol, which had six players in double figures, quickly pulled its starters in the first part of the third quarter.
If the Panthers, who shot 60 percent from the floor, can bottle this effort for the rest of the way, they are going to be tough foe for anybody in the area.
Speaking of tough, Warren G. Harding's team proved its mettle by bouncing back Saturday night with a win over Sharon.
It was less than 24 hours after the Raiders dropped their first game of the season at Euclid.
The WGH team, which is quite quick and relies on the 3-point shot, hosts Shaw on Tuesday as the Raiders get back to Lake Erie League action.
If nothing, Harding has proven its resilient nature by quickly forgetting about the loss.
Meanwhile, Jefferson may have got a rude awakening by the LaBrae Vikings on Friday.
Like Bristol, the Vikings used their pressure defense to wreak havoc with the Falcons in a 77-53 win.
Peyton Aldridge, the 6-foot-7 guard, had 16 points, 18 rebounds, seven assists and three steals - all in a night's work for the junior.
Also, Marcell Richardson and Paul Zigmont both scored in double figures.
The Vikings are getting new names scoring in double figures - a good sign for LaBrae moving forward.
Finally, there's McDonald Blue Devils.
It doesn't seem like this team has lost a step since Jeff Rasile last coached in the 2010-11 season when the Blue Devils went to the Division IV regional finals.
McDonald's high-powered offense is giving many teams fits this season.
But, the Blue Devils will be tested in a couple of weeks.
I think many area basketball fans will be interested in outcome of the Jan. 4 game as undefeated Brookfield travels to undefeated McDonald.
Whether both teams will stay that way heading into that matchup is a good question, but it may make the game that much more fun to watch than wonder about queries.