Hungerford Dogs Spaid By Hunters

In the previous two meetings between these teams, the Blackhawks had run out narrow losers. However, within the first two minutes of this game, two things were clear.

1. Woking were going to win….
2. ….and it wasn’t going to be close

Woking Win Well Without Woodsy, Walloping Woeful Woodley Warriors

 

Woking 74 – 58 Woodley

Woodley Warriors rocked up at Woking’s home court in confident spirits, sitting pretty in third place in the league. And Woking’s chances weren’t helped by the fact that they were missing one of their key players, Ben Woods.

 

Hunters Shoot Into The Win Column

 

The Blackhawks finally managed to chalk up a win of the season, but it wasn’t all smooth sailing.

A woefully lethargic first half left them trailing 28 – 22. A score which reflected the lack of urgency and dynamism the half was played with.

However, things turned around in the second. The energy levels went up and that was complimented by some fine shooting from Sam Piercey (4 three pointers in the game). At the end of the 3rd quarter James WIldsmith also nailed a couple of long rangers, with Captain Nutts hitting one in between.

Having trailed by 8 at one point, the Blackhawks did well to win 62 – 50.

Hunters 61 - Craftsmen LTBC 76
 
Some solid defence in the half court limited the scoring threat of the Craftsmen but an unorganised offence with many turnovers and unforced errors allowed the opponents easy fast breaks and several points from the free throw line. Some positives to take from the game were; Dave F, Samir and Woodsy in good shooting form from the corners, Sam shooting well from the arc and good man to man defence from all Hunters against this team.
 
Point Scorers:
Woodsy 13 
Samir 12 
Dave F 12 
Sam 11
Sarad 6
Craig 4
Sputnick 3

Hunters 73 - Hungerford Dogs 82

A short handed Hunters team fell prey to the Hungerford full court press.

Hunters 67 - South Bucks Comets 76

A valliant effort for 3 quarters against a tough oponent.

 

Hunters Fight Back Falls Short

 

The second game of the season unfortunately saw a second loss for the Woking Blackhalks. Final score 84 – 73. However, having trailed by as much as 30, and being 22 down at the half, the final score shows how well we played in the second.

It would have been easy to drop our heads and give up but instead we rallied together and won the second half. Switching to a zone helped us to nullify the inside threat of the Woodley Warriors quite significantly, and we went on a 16 – 6 run to start the 3rd quarter. But Woodley took a much needed time out, switched to zone and managed to stop the momentum.

Overall there were a lot of positives to take from the game, and plenty of good performances (especially on the defensive end).