On Saturday 13th April the U16 Hatters forged an early lead in their Round 1 playoff game against the Barrow Thorns on Saturday. An unanswered 13 points, 7 of them from captain Georgia Gayle set the scene for a 33-12 quarter in the Hatters favour.
The second quarter saw a steady increase in the Hatters score with Gayle sinking her second three and 11 of the Hatters 22 points, while their defensive play held the thorns to just 9 additional points.
The third quarter score of 28-8 to the Hatters was reached with the help of 3 threes from Gayle and 10 points from Eleanor Goodwin.
The fourth quarter proved more of a challenge with the score finishing 22-16 to the Hatters, with 10 points from the Thorns number 14 E. Cox including 6 from 8 free throws and for the Hatters a fifth three pointer from Gayle.
The final score was 104-45.
The team and scorers were Georgia Gayle 38, Eleanor Goodwin 22, Grace Brownell 17, Jo Lowry 10, Grace Twomey 10, Millie Dooley 4, Courtney Bennett 2, Zoe Silcock 1, Mollie Axelby.