Hatters v Newcastle – U16s (Cup)

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The Sheffield Hatters came up against a well drilled Newcastle side in the National Cup today. The Hatters girls had a tough start being restricted to just 5 points in the opening quarter as Newcastle came out and played a zonal defense to good effect. The 1st quarter ended 5 v 11 to Newcastle. The 2nd quarter was more positive for the Hatters they scored a lovely 3 pointer that sparked the game into life. All of a sudden Newcastle found themselves on the back foot been pressurised and made a couple of mistakes that lead to several baskets in quick succession. At half-time the score was 26 v 21 to the Hatters. In the 3rd quarter the Hatters came out and changed tactics and went to playing a zonal defense as well and started to become more clinical in finishing. The gaps started to appear and the Hatters capitalised on this. The 3rd quarter ended 44 v 35. The Hatters went back to man to man marking in the 4th quarter and continued to push on. The final score ended 66 v 46. The Hatters are now through to the quarter final of the National Cup. All the Hatters girls got on the score sheet today.

Tash 18 points
Millie 11 points
Zoe 9 points
Iona 7 points
Catherine 6 points
Brigha 6 points
Jess 3 points
Charlotte 2 points
Ronnie 2 points

The top scorer today was Tash scoring 18 points. This was made up of 2 free throws and 8 attacking rebounds.

The under 18s next match is away at Charnwood. The tip is at 2.15 pm on Sunday 5th November.

Match Report by Jack Lowther


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