Today Sheffield Hatters under 18s played their penultimate regular season fixture and their final home game against Newcastle Eagles.
The Hatters started the 1st quarter really well scoring 10 points without response. The girls have been practicing trapping opposition offenses in training and they exercised this perfectly in the first quarter turning the ball over regularly. The girls went on to take the 1st quarter 16 v 6.
The 2nd quarter was a much tighter affair Newcastle started to gain a bit more momentum and drive towards basket more, bringing them more success, but a lovely 3 pointer from Brigha and some nice flowing basketball meant the Hatters went into halftime 30 points to 18 up.
The 3rd quarter started like the 1st quarter, the girls blitzed offense scoring 17 points in the first 5 minutes of the quarter made up of four lovely jump shots from Millie a 3 pointer from Brigha, 2 layups from Catherine and 1 from Tash. Newcastle then defended and countered well restricting that hatters to just 3 points from the final 5 minutes. At the end of the 3rd quarter the score was 50 v 34.
In the final quarter we had a lovely expansive game of basketball with 2 lovely blocks one from either team. There was some more lovely shooting from Brigha but Newcastle to there credit hung in there and outscored the Hatters 15 points to 16. The final score was 65 v 50. Another great win girls.
Today we had joint top scorers Millie and Catherine both on 15 points. Millie scored 4 jump shots, 3 layups and 1 free throw. Catherine scored 3 layups 4 rebounds and a free throw. Great effort girls.
Millie 15 points
Catherine 15 points
Brigha 14 points
Tash 13 points
Charlotte 2 points
Ronnie 2 points
Ava 2 points
Jess 2 points
The under 18s final regular season is away to Myerscough on Sunday 11th March tipping at 4pm.