Sunday 28th October
Senior Cats 1: – 102 – 58
The Big Cats had a great win tonight vs Bedford Bulls in the HPL League to get back to winning ways. Bedford, who only had 7 players on the night struggled right from the start to break down the strong defence from Cats. Cats who had their strongest squad out so far this season began to click on offence winning 102-58.Sam Richardson lead all scorers with 29pts scoring from both inside and out. Jack Dexter showed that he is getting back to full fitness with a fine display adding 15pts and Alex Sullivan added 16pts whilst also playing some excellent defence. The highlight of the game however came in the 4th quarter with Sam Richardson cutting baseline to receive a pinpoint alley oop pass from player coach Pete Charlwood to finish strong with the two handed dunk.
U18: – Hemel Storm 72 – 83 Cats
The U18 squad found themselves this early in the season in a potential top of the table clash as the pitted their talents against Hemel Storm. This proved to be the typical cliche of a game of two halves. Cats started very strong and dominated the first half of the game with some excellent play and led 45 – 25. The Cats were perhaps guilty of thinking the game was won at half time but the Storm had other ideas. Hemel came out in the second half and played like a completely different team and started to put the Cats under some pressure in the 3rd quarter. Suddenly Cats found themselves in ball game going into the 4th quarter leading by only 12 59 – 47. The 4th quarter turned into a real battle but Cats managed to hold on to win 83 – 72. A great win for the boys who now prove that they have the potential to be league contenders this season.
U16 – Hemel Storm 92 – 32 Cats
The U16’s sadly had a much tougher experience with their trip to Hemel Storm. Although the young Cats battled hard throughout the game the Storm proved to be too strong for them. The Cats struggled to stop the talented storm from scoring and they also turned the ball over which allowed the Storm to get out and score a lot of fast break points. The Cats did create a lot of good opportunities but struggled to finish consistently.
Final score 92-32
Noah Petrovic 10
Oliver Harrington 7
Jed Robinson 6