A double-header weekend saw U16 Hatters first play Bury Blue Devils. A storming first quarter paved the way for a Hatters dominated game. Full-court pressure defence caused many turnovers and fast offence left Hatters up 41-8 in the first quarter. The second quarter saw Bury break up the defence a little but still Hatters were up 74-23 at the half time whistle. The second half was much the same story as the first and Hatters hit 100 in the midpoint of the third quarter and going into the fourth quarter were 116-27 up. Final score was 154-41 to the Hatters.
Team and Scorers: Eleanor Goodwin 38, Jo Lowry 28, Georgia Gayle 28, Grace Brownell 21, Grace Twomey 17, Courtney Bennett 12, Molly Axelby 4, Millie Dooley 4, Zoe Silcock 2
Hatters got off to a fast start hitting Newcastle on the break several times and ended the first quarter 32-13 in favour of the Hatters. The second quarter was much the same with Hatters extending their lead to 64-22 going into half time. Hatters continued to work hard as a team hitting the 100 point mark towards the end of the third quarter which ended 102-31. Despite Hatters dominance Newcastle battled hard throughout the game and didn’t let their heads go down. The final score was 133-44. Team and scorers Georgia Gayle 41, Eleanor Goodwin 24, Grace Brownell 21, Jo Lowry 16,Grace Twomey 16, Courtney Bennett 8, Molly Axelby 5, Millie Dooley 2, Zoe Silcock.