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Hatters v Derbyshire Diamonds -Division 2

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Nerves were high before the ball even went up meaning the whole team were on their toes and focused solely on winning. There was a big focus on stopping the post players receiving the ball which in some cases led to good steals or halting their offenses. And occasionally, Div 2 were able to make plays that led to easy layups allowing them to win the first half 28-23.

During the second half, Hatters were able to stay ahead for most ...

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Hatters v Worcester Wolves – Division 2

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Straight from tip-off, the opposition were off to the races with Hatters consistently attempting to stop the ball. Div 2 were able to start hustling a bit more and increase the intensity on defence. Unfortunately, a few back doors lead to easy baskets. In addition to this, players eager to make turnovers meant many fouls were being called for the opposition, however this only continued to push Div 2’s desire to win and they carried on playing their defence. ...

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Hatters v Stockport Lapwings -Division 2

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The game started off very quick paced clearly surprising Div 2 with frequent baskets being made from Lapwings as soon as the ball was tipped. Hatters continued to try and break down their offence, however, defensive errors allowed them to win the first quarter 11-22. In the second quarter, more effort was put into stopping the ball which allowed Hatters to draw some fouls out of the opposition and good baskets. Rebounding also began to improve meaning less second ...

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Hatters v Lancashire Spinners – Division 2

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Being Div 2’s first game of the new year, the game started off slowly with Div 2 allowing the opposition to gain several baskets in advance. Fortunately, Hatters picked up the pace and were able to gain a lead in the first quarter. During the second quarter, Div 2 were clearly more ambitious and played more energetically (which was evident in their defence) than when they had initially started which meant the opposition only scored one basket whilst hatters scored ...

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Derbyshire Diamonds v Hatters -Division 2

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The first quarter of the match started of with Derbyshire in the lead, most likely due to Hatters being slightly nervous. However, Div 2 fought back and won the first quarter. During the second quarter, Hatters fell behind slightly fouling the opposition on occasions and finding it difficult to defend the post players under the basket. The first half ended 34-32.

Regardless of the first half, Hatters returned on court enthusiastically with the intention of putting Derbyshire under immense pressure through ...

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Lancashire Spinners v Hatters – Division 2

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Division 2’s game against Lancashire Spinners started off slow with Div 2 in the lead by a few points with many baskets coming from Ava and fast breaks causing the defence to crumble. The team was also able to defend their post player well considering the large size difference. The first half ended with the score being 20-31 to Hatters.

During the second half, the intensity increased slightly with the aim to make the point difference a larger gap. Many fast ...

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Hatters v Derby Trailblazers – Division 2

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The game started off very quick paced with few shots being made by Div 2 allowing the opposition to gain a good lead. Confidence rose greatly during the second quarter allowing Div 2 players to create opportunities and draw fouls from the other team. However, even with great defence from the team, the half-time score was 22-33.

In the second half, Hatters returned with more intensity and won the third quarter with many drives to the basket and free throws being ...

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