Saturday, the Westfield Health Hatters traveled down to Leeds to play against Leeds Met Carnegie. Despite missing there starting point guard Lauren Thomas-Johnson, the Hatters were able to secure the victory to continue their undefeated season. The Hatters jumped to an early start against Leeds, shooting much better than they had in the last few games. Defensively they were also very strong defensively dominating the boards. At the end of the first quarter Hatters led 26-10. The second quarter the Hatters kept up the defensive pressure and capitalized on Leeds errors. Strong play from Idaho Purcell first time appearance helped to cap off the end of the second quarter. The two teams would go into the half with the Hatters leading 57-25.
“We can still improve” said Coach Ellis at halftime. Not wanting the Hatters to let down the pressure Coach Ellis was eager to keep the intensity level up. Sarah Cooney started off the second half with a nice floater. She continued her stellar play helping the Hatters to win the third quarter 81-43. The Hatters would continue to play hard winning the game 101-58. It was a very good game for the Hatters both offensively and defensively. Julie Page would lead all scorers with 24. Other lead scorers were Steph Gandy (20) and Sarah Cooney (19). The team takes the floor next week in a home match against Barking Abbey this Saturday at 4pm.