JUNIOR TEAMS SPARKLE
Both Cambridge Cats Junior teams had a good weekend with U18’s securing the top spot in the East Conference and the U16’s getting their first win to get their season off and running.
U16’s: Cats 57 -47 Bedfordshire Knights
Cats under 16s at home to Bedford Knights this weekend took a big step forward with a confidence boosting win over the strong and capable Knights, who were also looking for there first result of the season. In the first half the Cats struggled to find a rhythm on offence and could only watch as the Bedford Gaurds broke out and got easy layups on the fastbreak.
However the Cats managed to get their defence sorted early in the second half and going to their inside game with Sam Somers-Heslam able to dominate the Cats quickly wiped out the Knights half time lead. The Knights did not have an answer for the Cats inside game with Heslam and Campbell both producing good performances to seal the victory for the Cats. Heslam lead all scorers with 16pts and he was supported by Noah Petrovic and Jed Robinson who had 14pts and 13pts respectively.
U18’s: Cats 87-86 Bucks Hornets
The U18’s secured their place at the top of the East Conference to go 3-0 after this tight game with Bucks Hornets. Another solid first half performance proved enough to see cambridge Cats u18 through a very tough test from a well drilled Bucks Hornets who tried hard to leave a very nasty sting towards the end of this highly competitive and entertaining game. The Hornets rallied in the 3rd to level and take a small lead only to see Cats refocus and move back into a 10 point lead early in the 4th . However the Hornets finished strong and rallied to get within 2 late, however some solid defensive play from the Cats down the stretch saw the boys home to take the narrow victory.