Basketball: Horsham girls star for South East

The South East under-15 basketball squad
The South East under-15 basketball squad

Horsham Hawks players Haylee Miller and Holly Merchant starred for the South East at the England Bastketball under-15 Regional Tournament in Kent.

Part of the Hawks’ under-14 team last year, and selected for the England Under-15 Development Squad, the girls helped the South east to a fifth place finish, with four wins and two losses.

After losing their opening match to the South West by just seven points, the regional squad went closer against London, losing by one point after a lay-up was missed with seconds on the clock. Those two losses meant the South East could only compete for places five to eight, and two convincing wins sealed their fifth place finish, a 90-39 defeat of West Midlands the pick of those as their points total of 328 was the second highest of the day.