Hatters once again stole the victory in their game against Derby on Saturday 23rd January. The winning team consisted of: Abbey Whitehouse, Alice Fallon, Zoe Kateregga, Lauren Knowles, Jess Morey, Ella Whitehouse, Ashante Richards, Maisie Palmer, Laetitia Kasongo, Charlotte Timms, Vanessa Oji and Tatiana Nsougani. The whole team played tough, ran really hard and were rewarded with a 16 point win.
The first quarter started with the hatters gaining and early 10 point lead over derby. A lead that would grow over the quarters. All of the girls hustled well and the structure of the offence was better than ever before. The hatter played smart and with plenty of well-placed drives ended the first quarter 18-6.
In the second quarter Derby attempted to come back but with defence at an all game high their attempt was thwarted by the Sheffield team. Zoe showed great leadership during offence and Ashante made one of her famous three point shots. The hatters ended the quarter 12-28.
During the third quarter the hatters continued their form by extending their lead again. Both teams were in foul trouble early on in the quarter making defence hard but not as hard to make the hatters lose their confidence. Zoe and Ashante lead the scoring for this quarter. Altogether the girls ended the quarter Hatters 43- derby 21.
The fourth quarter saw hatters continue their form, for the first time all season, till the end of the game. All of the players eventually got to have game time and contributed to the final score. The game ended Hatters 48- Derby 32.
Ashante was top scorer this game for the hatters scoring a massive 24 points, Zoe and Charlotte were second both with 6 points each.