On Saturday the 28th of November, the City of Sheffield Hatters came up against the Newcastle Eagles. The Hatters pressed from the beginning of the game and took an early lead, scoring 12 unanswered points. At the end of the first quarter the Hatters were up by 10, and the score was 19-9. During the second quarter the Sheffield Hatters increased their lead, scoring 17 points to Eagles 13, leaving the score at halftime 36-22 to the Hatters. After the break the Hatters intensity dropped, and Eagles, took this opportunity to get a couple of points back, so the score at the end of the third was 56-44 to the Sheffield Hatters. Newcastle kept up their hardwork from the previous quarter, however it wasn’t enough to stop the Sheffield Hatters from taking a 9 point win, so the game ended 71-62.
A stat from the game would be 8/16 free throws were scored by the Hatters. The City of Sheffield Hatters will be hoping to add to this win when they face Peckham Pride on Sunday 6th of December in the cup. Scorers are Courtney Bennett 23, Eleanor Goodwin 16, Zoe Silcock 10, JD Quinn 10, Millie Dooley 7, Beth Rutherford 4, Arianna Fox, Jess Southwell, Catherine Gwenero.