Hawks Men vs. Brightlingsea Sledgehammers
On Sunday 13th of November hawks men played Brightlingsea, the game started by the hammers winning the tip, although hawks struck the first points of the game, the performance from the hawks players left the opposition struggling to gain points as hawks played perhaps the best all season, the defensive efforts had shown a good improvement. The first quarter remained close throughout with J.Hawkins to get 8 points up as well as a 3pt from L.Morris, leaving the bench more confident and hyped for the game. The quarter finished at 15-13 to hawks.
The second quarter showed a shy of points for hawks as the team put up 11 compared to the Hammers 20, they had good open looks and converted where as Hawks lacked a bit of structure and movement within this quarter, R.Norkeluinas showed dominance inside bullying his defenders and converting, J.Hawkins putting up a 3pt shot as well as R.Allan adding to the score to prevent the hawks from falling too far behind scores at 26-33 ending the first half.
The second half opened up and the efforts remained, although the free throws didn’t go our way throughout the whole game which showed in the end how vital they are, S.Niaz dropped 4 3 point shots within 3 minutes where good movement left the shooter open, the good shots allows hawks to outscore the opposition 18-12 in that quarter and it ended 44-45 to the Hammers.
The fourth quarter is where the free throws were crucial as hawks missed 9 free throws, good shooting efforts came from R.Allan, J.Hawkins and S.Niaz as well as dominance again from R.Norkeluinas kept the cores close, the opposition was unable to handle the inside defence from T.White and R.Norkeluinas playing big and strong, T.White had multiple blocks as well as R.Allan having blocks and multiple rebounds throughout, unfortunately it wasn’t enough to stop the performance of the Hammers team. Although Hawks had perhaps shown their best level of play this season it wasn’t enough to defeat the Hammers as they won in the end at a score of 66-67 a tough loss for the Hawks team, well played to the Hammers.