In their first game of the Sureshot National Cup Hatters u16 team met Stockport at home. A high octane first quarter resulted in a 28-11 score line in favour of the Hatters. A lower defensive intensity from the Hatters made for a closer second quarter although Hatters were still in the lead going into half time 52-31.
The third quarter showed some defensive improvement however under Stockport’s high pressure Hatters were struggling to get the ball out of half court. Nevertheless they continued into the third quarter with a 75-44 lead.
The final quarter contained some good fast breaks from the Hatters side and they finished the game as 96-53 winners.
But Hatters have a lot to improve upon including reducing turnovers and coping under high pressure defence, which they will work on in training in preparation for the quarter finals, which they will play away at Sevenoaks.
Team and Scorers
Courtney Bennett 25
Jo Lowry 20
Eleanor Goodwin 16
Millie Dooley 13
Molly Axelby 8
Eleanor Neath 6
Zoe Silcock 2
Bethany Rutherford 2
Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters pulled out another win on Saturday 9th November beating Barking Abbey 75-62, but it wasn’t an easy one. From the beginning the Hatters had to work hard for every score, but in spite of that fact, they were never behind in the ball game. The competitiveness was high on both ends of the floor from the two teams, which made for a hard fought and exciting game.
There were outstanding performances offensively from both teams. From Barking Abbey Walton and Mason both had 16 points, Durojaye had 14 points, and Mcderment added 13 points. The Hatters made shots at crucial moments to keep the score in their favor. They had five ladies that finished the game in double-digits. Helen Naylor led the Hatters with 21 points. Stephanie Gandy and Tatianna Thomas contributed 13 points, while junior Georgia Gayle had an influential presence off the bench finishing with 12 points. Naomi Campbell added 10 points to the ball game and Maria Sanchez cleaned up the glass with 12 rebounds.
When asked how she thought the game went, Naylor said, “I am really proud of our team. We had some rocky moments, but we came together and kept our composure.” Regardless of the closeness of the game the Hatters were able to add another victory to their win column. Next up the Hatters have to prepare for a tough weekend ahead with a double header at home against the leagues top two teams, Nottingham Wildcats on Saturday the 16th of November at 4pm and a cup game against Cardiff Archers the following day Sunday the 17th at 1:30 pm. Both upcoming games will be played at All Saints Academy.
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The City of Sheffield Hatters came out strong taking an early lead against the Stockport Lapwings as they scored 14 points within the first 5 minutes of the game to Stockport’s nil, and 5 points of the Hatters 14, were scored from free throws. As the quarter went on, the Sheffield Hatters battled hard causing Stockport to foul them a total of 8 times. So by the end of the quarter the score was 29 to the Hatters and 12 to the Lapwings. Throughout the 2nd quarter the Hatters fought hard and played a solid defence, only allowing Stockport a mere 7 points, whilst Sheffield added 25 points to the shoreline making it 54-19. After the half the Sheffield Hatters continued to play tough as the Lapwings persevered for the duration of the 3rd quarter, however the Hatters totted up another 20 points to Stockport’s 10, with the quarter ending with a score of 74-29. During the final quarter Lapwings pushed the Hatters, although Sheffield remained firm, sealing the win, with an end score of 93-39. Overall, from beginning to end, the Hatters dominated, which resulted with the win, and they got a massive total of 68 rebounds, plus they took a mighty 28 free throws, due to their forceful performance.
The Scorers were Jo Lowry 22, Eleanor Goodwin 14, Molly Axelby 13, Courtney Bennett 13, Millie Dooley 8, Zoe Silcock 6, Eleanor Neath 6, Beth Rutherford 5, JD Quinn 5, Nancy Ncuti 1.
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Second game out for the Sheffield Hatters U18s which they over powered Sefton 74-22 on Sunday 20th October. Sefton work hard as a group but were not able to over come the strength of the Hatters. A pleasing second victory for the Sheffield Hatters at the start of the season. Top scorers Georgia Gayle 13. Rosie fox 12 Courtney…