Horsham Hawks keep Sussex basketball play-off hopes alive

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The Horsham Hawks Under-11 basketball team avenged defeat to Worthing Storm earlier in the season with an emphatic 63-21 home victory.

With both teams vying for the final play-off spot this was a crucial win for the Hawks who have shown tremendous improvement.

A highly energised and disciplined performance saw the Hawks catch the Storm off guard from the start, and combined intense defence and solid finishing to lead 
30-6 at the end of the first quarter.

The second period was much tighter before the Hawks re-established control in the second half and finished strongly on a 16-3 run.

Coach David Clayton said: “The team should be proud of the way they defended and rebounded with intensity and resilience against such a physically strong team.

“If we continue to play this way we have a great opportunity to win our final game at the Brighton Phoenix and achieve our goal of making the play-offs.”

Hawks Scorers: Josh Lea-Clayton 12, Molly Shaw 10, Tommy Collins 9, Robert Hartley 8, Joe Kershaw 7, Matt Kingsford 6, Charlotte Wilcox 4, Amber Hutchinson, Matt Forster, Josh Tavolieri 2, Miguel Venturini, Amy Wilcox.