Hawks sink talons into a first Regional Championship

THE HORSHAM Hawks Under-11 basketball team are celebrating after they won the Sussex U11 Regional Championship for the first time following a 53-42 victory over the Brighton Cougars.

The Hawks started strongly against an improved Brighton team. Tough team defence and solid rebounding gave the Hawks a 14-8 lead at the end of the first quarter which was extended to 27-13 at half-time.

The Cougars fought bravely in the second half, closing the gap to nine but a 12-2 Hawks run at the start of the fourth quarter put the game beyond reach.

Hawks (and points scored): Tom Evans (18), Jacob Merchant (12), Jamie Miller (11), James Bunch (10), Kris Bicknell (2), Josh Lea-Clayton, Millie Lea-Clayton, Matthew Forster, Maya Le Rossignal, Mollie Shaw.

A club spokesperson said: “Well done to the players who have consistently shown high levels of commitment, hard work and belief throughout the season.”

This is well deserved.”