Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters pulled out another win on Saturday 9th November beating Barking Abbey 75-62, but it wasn’t an easy one. From the beginning the Hatters had to work hard for every score, but in spite of that fact, they were never behind in the ball game. The competitiveness was high on both ends of the floor from the two teams, which made for a hard fought and exciting game.
There were outstanding performances offensively from both teams. From Barking Abbey Walton and Mason both had 16 points, Durojaye had 14 points, and Mcderment added 13 points. The Hatters made shots at crucial moments to keep the score in their favor. They had five ladies that finished the game in double-digits. Helen Naylor led the Hatters with 21 points. Stephanie Gandy and Tatianna Thomas contributed 13 points, while junior Georgia Gayle had an influential presence off the bench finishing with 12 points. Naomi Campbell added 10 points to the ball game and Maria Sanchez cleaned up the glass with 12 rebounds.
When asked how she thought the game went, Naylor said, “I am really proud of our team. We had some rocky moments, but we came together and kept our composure.” Regardless of the closeness of the game the Hatters were able to add another victory to their win column. Next up the Hatters have to prepare for a tough weekend ahead with a double header at home against the leagues top two teams, Nottingham Wildcats on Saturday the 16th of November at 4pm and a cup game against Cardiff Archers the following day Sunday the 17th at 1:30 pm. Both upcoming games will be played at All Saints Academy.
Come down and support the girls next weekend.