City of Sheffield hatters vs Tameside royals juniors
The hatters stormed to victory away against the Junior Royals on Sunday 26th February. The winning team consisted of: Abbey Whitehouse (4), Alice Fallon (5), Zoe Kateregga (6), Maizie Melady (7), Morgan Peach (8), Gianah Modest (10), Laetitia Kasongo (12), Charlotte Timms (13) and Steph Oliver (14).
The first quarter saw the hatters begin the game in control and force the Royals to shoot only outside shots. And with some skilful rebounding from the Sheffield girls there were no second chances. With these things combined the first quarter ended Sheffield 23 – Tameside 10.
In the second quarter the hatters began to gain more and more steals from the royals with increasingly tough defence and well timed interceptions. With Zoe, Maizie and Abbey all scoring drive after drive the home team didn’t stand a chance thus ending the half Hatters 53 – Royals 17.
By the third quarter the opposition’s fate was sealed as the hatters went on a scoring streak that cut through the defence easily and allowed the Sheffield team plenty of easy baskets. And with some great free throws from the majority of players on court the quarter ended Sheffield 78 – Tameside 25.
The fourth quarter saw the Hatters finish off the Royals, their offence seemed to be almost unstoppable and their defence impenetrable as they quickly and cleanly finished off the opposition. The game ended Hatters 100 – Royals 32.
The top scorer for the hatters this game was Zoe Kateregga with 22 points but not far behind were Maizie Melady with 20 and Abbey Whitehouse with 18.
Match report by Charlotte Timms