Today Sheffield Hatters under 18s had a tricky away tie against Manchester Mystics. The last time the 2 sides met it went to 3 periods of overtime and the Hatters came through and won it 74 v 67, so the girls knew they were in for a tough game.
The girls came out and pushed the Manchester offense into making mistakes and the attacked the defense with real purpose but lost the 1st quarter 15 v 10.
In the second quarter the girls continued to work hard and went in to halftime just behind 33 v 26.
The girls came out of the blocks quickly again and pressed high up the court and won the 3 rd quarter 9 points to 12 going into the final quarter 3 points behind 41 v 38.
In the final quarter the girls found themselves in foul trouble with 4 fouls in as many minutes to which manchester capitalised on this and the final score ended 63 v 44.
The top scorer today was Zoe Kateregga on 13 points. This was made up of 5 free throws 2 layups and 2 jump shots.
Zoe 13 points
Millie 10 points
Jess 9 points
Catherine 4 points
Iona 3 points
Ronnie 2 points
Tash 2 points
Brigha 1 point
What a great first half to the season the girls have had going into the Christmas break top of the league with 8 wins and 3 defeats. Hope you all enjoy the Christmas break and training starts up again on Tuesday January 2nd. The first match back in the league is against Charnwood College Riders on Saturday 6th January tipping at 2pm at All Saints.
Match Report by Jack Lowther