Squad Calendar

 

Blackhawks Girls secure 2nd place in Bracknell CVL boys league with an overtime win over the Cobras.  A fantastic achievement.  Well done to the squad!! 

 

Bracknell CVL: Blackhawk Girls 27 - 26 Cobras

What an exciting game!  Thrills, spills and overtime!  The thrills came courtesy of Laura and Melisa driving the ball to great effect in a first half that the Blackhawks owned.  The spills unfortunately came in the second quarter when Julia took a ball to the nose and turned her white jersey a tie-dyed red and white!  With Blackhawks up 17-10 at the half, Coach was looking for a strong 3rd quarter to pu the game beyond doubt. Unfortunately, what we got was the opposite as Cobras found their range and we went to sleep a little bit allowing Cobras to chip away at the lead with the final quarter starting with Blackhawks 19-16 up.  That lead son vanished though and Blackhawks were chasing the game all the way to the final buzzer.  With 2 minutes to go, Cobras had taken a 22-21 lead.  Laura and Amy then on consecutive possessions took it hard to basket and got fouled with each of them converting 1 shot each.  A turnover on Cobras next possession then gave Blackhawks the ball with 13 seconds to go and the chance to win it.  The ball was gifted back to Cobras off a bad pass and on the drive to the basket picked up the foul.  With time run out, their player made 1 from 2 and we headed for our first overtime of the season.  Blackhawks were much more assured in this period and were 27-25 up with 8 seconds to go when a foul on half court was inexplicably called a shooting foul and Cobras went to the line with a chance to tie the game.  They made 1 from 2 and we ran the clock out to take the win. 

Both Laura and Amy were the engine in this game and scored 10pts each.  Melisa started to show what she is capable of at the point, controlling the ball and running the plays.  There was also great support from Emily, Julia, Molly M, Tamara and Liana. 

 

Bracknell CVL: Blackhawk Girls 20 - 0 Goldhawks

The less said about this one the better.  Goldhawks included 4 National League players in their squad and forefeit the game for breach of the CVL rules.  We'd have preferred to have won it like we did last time but we'll take the win by default. 

 

20 March 2016 – Blackhawks Girls Tournament

In the 6th and final tournament of the season, we had thrills, spills and late drama which made it a great way to finish the tournament season. 

The Lightning squad were matched up against Woking Thunder and Winchester in the group stage.  They took care of the Thunder squad without really breaking into a sweat.  Thunder had just won their first game against Winchester and should have started the game with some confidence.  But after a 10-0 start, the confidence evaporated and despite a few flourishes, couldn't sustain their form and it was never a contest.  Lightning came away as easy winners taking it 38-4.  In their second game against Winchester, Lightning struggled to get out the starting blocks and laboured to half time with the spoils shared at 12-12.  Thankfully they came alive in the second half and closed out a comfortable 31-16 win.  That set up a semi-final with Farnborough.

The Thunder squad's first game of the day was against Winchester.  Winchester had come to play and whilst Thunder maintained a cushion throughout the first half, they could never pull away from a much improved Winchester squad.  The second half was more comfortable and Thunder eventually took it 31-21.  With a small squad of 7, the game against Woking Lightning was always going to be a difficult one.  We played from the start like we were a beaten team and that is something we need to work on.  The final result of 38-4 properly reflected the gulf between these squads on the day – after Thunder had come so close to beating Lightning the previous month, this was most definitely a step in the wrong direction.  However, based on the win over Winchester, Thunder made the semi-finals against Portsmouth.

In the other group, Portsmouth dominated Epsom 56-4 and were then run very close in the early stages by Farnborough but eventually pulled away to win 31-18. 

With Farnborough playing very well, the semi-final against Lightning looked like it might be a close one.  However, Lightning played some of their best basketball of the day and ran out comfortable 41-21 winners.  After the loss to Lightning, Thunder's coach was a little worried about the match up with Portsmouth.  Thankfully the girls returned to form and put up a good fight.  Portsmouth won the game 38-19 but there was some really nice play from the Thunder squad. 

This set up a finals match up between Woking Lightning and Portsmouth and a 3rd place play off match up between Woking Thunder and Farnborough. 

Dealing with the 3rd place match first.  Thunder started the better and were looking strong in the first half carving out a 16-10 lead at one point, although Farnborough chipped that back to 16-12 by the half.  The second half was a different story.  Farnborough dug in and Thunder started to tire.  We lost Julia to injury so played almost the whole game with 6 players.  With 30 seconds to go Farnborough held a 21-18 lead and had possession.  A quick steal and 2pts brought it back to 21-20 with 15 seconds to go.  Unfortunately we turned the ball over and Farnborough raced up the court and in dramatic style scored a fantastic 3pointer on the buzzer to take it 24-20.  A cracking game!

The final match up not only decided the tournament winner but also the tournament series winner with Lightning and Portsmouth on 2 tournament wins each.  It really was a case of winner takes all.  With so much at stake, Lightning seemed to get caught in the headlights.  By half time Portsmouth were up 13-2 and the game looked all but over.  However, something clicked and a move to a full court press paid dividends as Lightning chipped away at Portsmouth's lead.  With 1 minute to go it was back to 18-21 but despite their best efforts, Thunder couldn't overhaul the ground they'd lost in the first half.  The final score was 23-20 to Portsmouth.

We had some great performances on the day and it was a pleasure to award Laura the tournament series MVP.  There was unanimous agreement between the coaches on this.  In addition, we also handed out most improved player awards to each squad.  Tamara was the well-deserved recipient for the Lightning squad – Tamara's improved over the season has been a real joy to see.  Thunder's most improved player was, unfortunately, unable to play at this tournament due to a school trip, but that made no difference as she had shown herself to be a deserving recipient already in the previous tournaments – that award went to Anna. 

Lightning: MVP, Team player and best defender [to follow]

Thunder:

MVP: Antonia - at times unstoppable on offence and a real battler on defence – starting to realise how good a player she really is,

Team Player: Molly P – kept the scoreboard ticking over and made some incisive passes.  With better defence would have challenged Antonia for MVP

 

Best Defender: Carmen – the quickest player on the team and used it to great effect, is prepared to get stuck it and does exactly what she's asked to do.    

 

Bracknell CVL: Blackhawks Girls 26 - 38 Farnborough 1

Last time around the girls won 34-33 but couldn't repeat it this time even though we  had the chance to do so.  It really was a game of missed opportunities.  Farnborough played to their strengths of size and pace.  We just never really got going.  Lots of missed fast break lay ups and worst of all 11 missed free throws.  It was a game we could have won and we take a lot of encouragement from that.  

 

Bracknell CVL: Blackhawk Girls 27 – 49 Blackhawk Boys

After the girls had beaten the boys in their first game back in September 34-13, we knew that the boys would be relishing the chance for revenge in the return fixture – unfortunately for us, they got it!  The girls faced a much changed boys squad and it was clear from the start of the game that it was going to be a much tougher encounter.  The boys had a distinct size advantage and they were playing tight defence right from the start.  The first half was tough going, but the girls kept in touch, going into the half 25-15 down.  The girls have been down by more than this and come back to win, but it wasn't going to be the case in this game.  No point in beating around the bush – the 3rd quarter was a disaster!  We turned the ball over with alarming frequency gifting the boys easy fast break points.  The quarter finished 14-2 and the game was effectively over.  In the final quarter the girls demonstrated that they have what it takes to compete with the boys and showed some real pride and passion with the scores even at the end of the final quarter 10-10.  As always, whether in success or defeat, the girls played as a team and never gave up competing.  So the first defeat for the girls in the Bracknell CVL – which we will learn from and move onto the next game. 

MVP, Team Player and Best Defender – to follow 

 

 

Blackhawk Girls Tournament 21 February 2016

Another strong showing for both Girls squads at the monthly tournament

Although it was the senior Lightning squad that made the final, it was the Thunder squad that caught the eye on Sunday.  Both squads played each other in the first game of the day with Lightning expected to win comfortably.  The teams were evenly matched in the first half, tied at 4-4 after 5 minutes.  Lightning took control after that as Thunder struggled a bit to find space and time to move the ball and create scoring opportunities and the half finished 8-4 to Lightning.  Lightning started the second half looking determined to make the game safe with Laura and Melisa playing an effective half court trap and opened up a 10-4 lead early on.  Thunder then reacted with Aleena growing in confidence driving past the half court trap which led to a series of inside baskets and with 2 minutes to go Thunder had hauled themselves back to 8-10.  Lightning scored on the break to make it 12-8.  Thunder hit back to bring it back to a 2 pt game and had the chance to tie it with the last possession but just couldn't get an open scoring chance with the game ending 12-10 to Lightning. 

Thunder went straight into their second game against a strong Portsmouth side with some confidence and belief.  However, we had a torrid first half going down 8-0 and ending 10-2 down.  Some focus on fundamentals and protecting the ball at half time led to a very pleasing response with Thunder matching Portsmouth basket for basket all through the second half eventually losing the game 10-20.  Next up for Thunder were Winchester and Epsom.  Thunder new that they had to win both games to make the 3rd place play off game and they did it in style winning both games by wide margins: 29-4 and 28-6.

Lightning meanwhile had a comfortable win over Epsom 24-6 and then matched up with Portsmouth.  In what was probably the game of the day, Lightning edged it 22-20.  They then ran out very comfortable winners over Winchester 24-4 to finish the group stage with a perfect 4-0 record. Meanwhile, Portsmouth secured their place in the final with a storming 53-6 win over Winchester.  

Thunder matched up against a combined Epsom and Winchester side in the 3rd place play off.  With confidence overflowing, the result was never in doubt as Thunder raced out to an 18-2 first half lead.  It was more of the same in the second half, and as the confidence continued to increase, we saw Aleena score her first 3 pointer for the club to rapturous applause.  The final result of 31-4 was a true reflection of Thunder's dominance to earn a well deserved 3rd place. 

Lightning went into the final as favourites after the group stage win over Portsmouth but a slow start and some steely determination shown by Portsmouth led to a reversal of fortunes.  Lightning were always chasing the game which led to some poor passing and too many turnovers.  Down 27-13 going into the final quarter Lightning finally found some form, taking the quarter 7-2 to lose the game 20-29.  Although a disappointing end to the tournament, there were some real positives throughout the day for Lightning.  The Lightning and Portsmouth squads are now tied 2-2 in tournament wins going into the final Tournament in March.

Lightining: MVP, Team Player & Best Defender to follow

Thunder: MVP Molly M, Best Defender Anthonia, Team Player Aleena

 

Hoop Dreams Tournament: 31.1.16 - U14s Make First Final 

U14 Girls make the final, but just came up short against a strong Richmond A boys squad.  

We had 2 very different games in the group stage.  First up was Sevenoaks. We controlled the game from the tip racking up a 20-3 first half lead.  In the second half we rotated the players and took our time to run through the plays, with motion and wing working well.  We won the game by a convincing 29-9 margin.  The second game against Richmond B was a much tougher affair. Both teams traded baskets in an even first half which finished 10-10 but it was the girls who came out dominant in the second quarter and with 5 minutes to go held a 17-12 lead.  However, Richmond scored twice to make it 17-16 and looked stronger until the girls really came together and played some tough defence denying Richmond on every attack.  During this time we missed a number of chances to put the game away, but a 17-16 win was enough to take the girtls to their first Hoop Dreams final

The final was against a very strong Richmond boys A team.  They had height and pace and we knew it'd be tough to keep with them.  We scored first and over the next 8 minutes both sides played strong defence which reflected the low 4-4 score.  Richmond though took the advantage finishing the half 8-4.  The second half was all Richmond.  We had struggled to score under the basket all day and with tiredness creeping in, the failure to score ended up putting too much pressure on the defence.  Richmond finished as 4-18 winners but we had much to be proud of in the way we played throughout the whole day and in the final, with great effort right to the final whistle.

On the plus side - some good passing and team work and we really did make the motion and wing offences work well.  On the minus side - we gave the ball away too easily and shooitng under the basket needs a lot of work!

MVP: Molly P - kept the scoreboard ticking over, carried the ball well and made some nice inside passes off drives.

Team Players - Julia and Anna.  Both gave their all and were effective on both ends of the court. 

Best Defender - Naimh.  Great effort and footwork, never giving the offence the time to settle.  

 

Blackhawks Girls Tournament 24th January 2016

Lightning Squad wins with Thunder squad coming 4th!

Blackhawks girls squads performed very well at this month's Tournament with the Lightning squad coming away as comfortable winners and the Thunder squad a creditable 4th place. 

Lightning were grouped with Epsom, Winchester and the November tournament winners, Portsmouth and knew the Portsmouth game would decide how the semi-finals would line up.  Against Epsom and Winchester the girls performed well and came away with comfortable 20-2 and 22-2 victories.  The offence was misfiring a little, but the defence was working well.  Keen to avoid the ever strong Richmond team in the semis, Thunder knew they had to beat Portsmouth and they did just that closing out a 26-16 result.

Thunder were up against Richmond and Farnborough and knew they'd have to perform well to make the semi-finals.  The first game against Farnborough was the one they needed to win, and they did it in style, taking it 28-18.  Against Richmond, Thunder competed well through 3 quarters and were a respectable 12-30 down going into the 4th.  The final result of 14-50 was a little disappointing but reflected some poor passing and decision making in that final quarter that we knew we had to work on for the semis.  The win over Farnborough had, however, already booked Thunder a semi-final spot……against the Lightning squad!

The semi-final between Thunder and Lightning was a good match up. Lightning were the strong favourites, but Thunder started brightly and traded baskets in the opening minutes.  After that, Lightning took control and the stifling defence was just too much for Thunder and the game ended 26-6.  That set up a final between Lightning and Richmond, with Thunder matching up against Portsmouth for the 3rd place play off. 

It was clear by their final game that Thunder were feeling the pace a little bit.  After a bright start Portsmouth took control and although Lightning fought to the end, a 27-6 result was a fair one. 

For Lightning, it was the third finals match up this season with Richmond.  Both these teams now know each other very well and there is a very healthy rivalry between them.  After trading baskets early, Lightning took the initiative and ended the half 10-6 up.  Richmond came out firing in the second half and 3 quick unanswered scores put them 12-10 up.  Lightning responded well to draw level and then push ahead with some solid defensive work to take and maintain a 6 point lead to the end of the game, finishing it 20-14. 

Lightning

MVP: Laura (Laura was also voted the tournament MVP)

Team Player: Everyone – serious, everyone played so well it was impossible to single anyone out!

Best Defender:  Once again, everyone – the defence was a great team effort. 

Thunder

MVP: Molly P - top scorer again, some excellent drives and defensive work and starting to make good decisions to pass off when blocked instead of forcing the difficult shot.

Team Player:  Aleena – carried the ball with confidence, some great drives and really is the engine that drives this U14 team.

 

Best Defender:  Alanagh.  I lost count of the rebounds Alanagh took, in the right place at the right time almost every time.  

 

15/11/16 Blackhawks Girls 33 - 26 Farnborough 2

First game of the new year and we're off to a winning start! Not quite the assured performance it should have been, but a combination of a freezing cold hall and a bit of ring rust from the Xmas break led to a slightly subdued performance.  

We started brightly enough and in the first few minutes had 3 fast break chances and should have been 6-0 up - however, having done the hard work, we failed to convert any of the chances.  We were also forcing passes to the inside which led to numerous turnovers.  We started to find our feet a bit in the second quarter and managed to finish the half 15-11 up.  Third quarter we rediscovered out form and composure and started to look like our old selves with some good breaks, drives and passing which, along with the trademark tough defence helped us win it 15-6, to take a commanding 30-16 lead into the final quarter.  However, the wheels very nearly came off in the final quarter losing it 3-10.  

So, a win's a win and there were some bright performances from Laura, Emily and Melisa who made up the force of our attack with Julia really starting to play some very good defence.  

Stats to follow.  

 

27/11/15 Blackhawks Girls 48 - 14 Bracknell Cobras

Blackhawks Girls end the year with a 4-0 record in the Bracknell CVL, unbeaten and topping the table.  A long way to go, but we couldn't have asked for more!  Fantastic!!

With the Cobras currently bottom of the league this game looked on paper a formality for a full strength Blackhawks squad … until the Cobras’ first offence where their ball handler dribbled the ball up court and took a shot from well outside the 3pt line which went in – giving them a 3-0  lead! With good movement on and off the ball and baskets from Laura, Tamara, Molly P and Emily the game quickly swung back in our favour.  However, on a lot of offenses we were trying to do too much; looking for the well defended inside pass, which simply caused turnovers.  Ending the quarter 12-5 was OK but there were too many mistakes.  The second quarter was similar with again too many difficult passes causing turnovers – we didn’t seem to have the patience to run our game.  Half court pressure defence was also too loose with the first receivers being left wide open too often.  Even so, we still managed to stretch the lead to 20-10 at halftime.  

The second half was much better with the fastbreak working well and giving ourselves much more time on the offense when running a play.  The defence also started to get to grips with the half court press covering the receivers and pressuring the ball.  This led to a number of steals by Laura leading to easy baskets giving her 10 points for the quarter.  With scores from Molly P the quarter ended a more respectable 34-14.  The final quarter was all Blackhawks keeping a clean-sheet and scoring 14 points.

MVP and top scorer (16 points) was Laura.

Team player was Molly P with good contributions in defence and offence (second highest scorer: 10 points)

Best defender was Molly M with a great work-rate throughout.

Also well done to Georgina who made her Bracknell league debut - some promising play with much to look forward to.  

 

22/11/15 Blackhawks Girls Tournament Report

8 squads lined up for the November tournament.  Both Blackhawks squads were pitched against each other in the group stage.  Blackhawks A got the better of that encounter 28-6.  Blackhawks B went straight into their next game against reading and competed well in the first half going 8-8 but the second half the defence went missing and the game ended 14-26.  Blackhawks A meanwhile took on Richmond B and after a slow start never really recovered and ended up losing on sudden death free throws 12-13.  That mean Blackhawks A had to beat reading in their last game to make the semis and they did it, just, taking it 14-12.  Blachawks B couldn't find their touch in their last game against Richmond B, the team they beat to take 3rd place in October's tournament, losing 10-18. 

Blackhawks A found themselves up against Portsmouth in the semis.  It was nip and tuck up to the last few minutes.  The game turned ultimately on missed fast break points and missed free throws.  We lost the game 10-16.  That set Blackhawks A up against Richmond B in the 3rd and 4th place play off, a game they were determined to win, and they did it in style, taking it 28-8.

Blackhawks B found themselves in the 7th and 8th place play off against Epsom.  After a frustrating day the girls finally found some rhythm and won the game 26-8.

Portsmouth beat Ricmond A in a very competitive and high quality final.  Well done to the Portsmouth girls and their coach, Freya. 

13/11/15 Blackhawks Girls 37 - 17 Surrey Goldhawks

With Blackhawks fielding a strong squad the final result was never in much doubt but we did make things a little more difficult for ourselves.  With scores from Laura, Molly M and Molly P, the 1st quarter score of 10-8 to the Blackhawks flattered the opposition who were totally reliant on one player doing everything.  The second quarter we faired much better only allowing Goldhawks to score one basket and with Emily, Melissa and Aleena combining well for 7 points, we finished the half 17-10 ahead.  The Second half was much of the same with Goldhawks only scoring 7 points while the Blackhawks added 20.  The final score was 37-17.

Although we are happy with the commanding win, this should have been a much wider scoreline.  We missed too many easy, open baskets; had way too many open pass turnovers (especially on the fastbreak); and could have pushed up the defence and forced a lot of turnovers from them.  Against a better team, we could have been punished.  However, we were always in control of both ends of the court and ran out easy winners so we have got to be happy with that.

MVP and top scorer with 12pts was Laura.

Team player was Emily with a great overall performance.

Best defender was Molly P with good work closing down their most dangerous player.

 

6/11/15 Blackhawk Girls 34 - 33 Farnborough Phantoms 1

 

70-33.  89-5.  These were the size of the wins the Phantoms had in their previous 2 bracknell cvl games.  So we knew we were up against a very strong team.  The girls then saw the Phantoms 6ft 6 center but whilst the script may have been written one way - no-one told the girls! 

We raced into a 14-4 lead with some great play from Julia, Amy and Laura and some great defending from Aleena and Molly.  Phantoms then started to play their game and came back strong, finishing the first quarter 18-16 up.  Phantoms started Q3 stronger racing into an early 24-16 lead, but that is when we came alive, took over and with some great team work, and baskets from Zara, Molly and Julia, we stormed back to end the quarter 28-28 with everything to play for in the final quarter.  Q4 was a classic as the score went back and forward with neiher team able to break away.  With 20 seconds to go, Phantoms went 1 up, we missed an easy basket and it all looked lost, although no-one told Amy that as she pulled down the offensive rebound and scored to put us 1 up.  With 6 seconds to go, Phantoms looked to score on the break but Melisa, showing a great basketball mind, fouled and sent Phantoms to the sideline with 1 second to go and a running clock, they didn't have enough time to get near the basket. 

At the final buzzer there was wild celebration from the players and supporters for what is undoubtedly the game and win of the season for us!  

Full stats to follow once we have the scoresheet.

Big thanks to Coach Costas who stepped in to Coach the game as Phil and Jon were unavailable. 

 

25/10/15: Second Blackhawks Girls Tournament

 

The second tournament of the year saw both Blackhawk teams excel.  The newly named Lightning squad won the tournament with the Thunder squad taking third place. 

The Lightning squad opened with a 32-8 win over Epsom to settle nicely into the group stage.  This was followed up by a 24-4 win over Richmond B to seal their semi-final spot. 

Thunder had a tough opener against Richmond A, last month’s tournament winners, losing it 15-30.Thunder knew they had to beat Winchester to book a spot in the semi-finals and did it with an 18-8 victory.

In the first semi-final, it was an all Blackhawks affair as Lightning faced Thunder for the first time.  Lightning raced away in the first half building a 28-2 lead as Thunder were intimidated by their older and more experienced opponents.  Playing for pride, Thunder started to hold their own in the third quarter in which they went down 12-6 but had started to have some belief in their game.  In the final quarter, that belief came through at either end of the court and some strong defence and good offence saw Thunder take the quarter 6-0.  The game ended 40-14 for Lightning who would face Richmond A in the final with Thunder taking on Richmond B in the third and fourth place play off.

Thunder were up first in their 3/4thplace play off.  Richmond B had the stronger start as Thunder struggled offensively and were down 2-8 at the end of Q1.  However, Q2 saw Thunder play the best basketball of their season scoring at will and shut Richmond out to take it 14-0 and reach the half 16-8 up.  The spoils were shared in Q3 4-4.  Q4 saw Richmond strike back and with a couple of minutes to go they had the momentum and had pulled it back to a 2pt game.  Thunder though showed their will to win finishing the game 26-22. 

Lightning went into the final against Richmond A with some confidence, having racked up big points throughout the tournament.  Although Lightning had the better start, Richmond dug in and wouldn’t let Lightning open up a gap.  At the half it was all square at 12-12.  Q3 saw Lightning step it up and whilst they couldn’t stretch away, ended the Q 20-16 up.  Lightning then controlled Q4 as Richmond’s small squad started to tire.  The game ended 30-22.

Thunder were led by MVP Aleena.  Chantelle let her competitive spirit shine through as best defender whilst Emily’s experience, confidence and encouragement helped the whole team through the tournament and the Team Player for herself. 

Lightning’s MVP’s were Phoebe and Laura.  Charlotte stood strong to take the best defender role.  Julia played her heart out and finished the day with the Team Player award. 

Phoebe was a very well deserved tournament MVP (voted for by the Richmond A team and their coach). 

Special mention goes to Richmond A’s No.10 who played with heart and passion that went unmatched by anyone else on the day.  A very talented player who left it all on the court.

 

18/10/15: Blackhawks U14s Girls at Hoop Dreams

A very promising start to the season for the U14 girls.  First game was against the Surrey Rams.  We settled down well after a slow start and the offence kept the score board ticking over.  We strecthed out a 15-11 lead early in the second half but the defence was leaky and a good spell for Rams saw them score 10 unanswered points.  The game finished 18-25.  Second up was Kingston.  We started slowly going down 2-6 early on but then really picked it up on both the offence and defence and finished the half 11-10 up.  Second half was all Blackhawks as the defensive effort really improved and we were scoring for fun.  The final score was 32-18.  We ended up tied with Reading with one win apiece but they had a better points difference so they progressed to the final (which they won against Rams 24-10). 

We don't get scoresheets in this tournament but there is no doubt that Aleena top scored, followed by Anthonia.  Both Aleena and Anthonia played very well and are looking to be a solid pairing in the guard spots.  Under the basket, Amelia, Anna and Julia all used their height to their advantage scoring regularly and on defence challenged for rebounds.  Georgina and Erin both made very encouraging debuts and Niamh's energy and movement was effective. 

Tournament MVP: Aleena.     

 

16/10/15: Blackhawk U16 Girls 34 - 13 Blackhawk U14 Boys

Our first game of the Bracknell CVL and off to a cracking start!  We went into the game missing 3 of our regulars and with Aleena playing up from U14s and when we looked down the other end of the court we saw the Blackhawk boys with a deep bench with some very tall boys! We knew we had to play strong defence and we did that from start to finish.  Whilst Molly M, Liana and Zara were doing a fantastic job on defence, Laura got us going on offence scoring 10 of our 14 first half points to reach the break 14-7 up.  We stretched the lead out to 24-11 in the 3rd quarter with some great play from Amy and Emily getting inside to score.  The defence just got better and better and we limited the boys to just one basket in the 4th quarter whilst Amy and Melisa scored freely taking it 10-2 and the game 34-13.  A great performance that we can be really proud of.

Quarter scores: 6-2, 8-5, 10-4, 10-2

Scorers: Laura 12, Amy 8, Melisa & Emily 4 each, Aleena, Molly & Zara 2 each 

Game MVP: Laura

 

Girls Basketball - September Tournament

Making CLUB HISTORY: On Sunday, 20th September Woking Blackhawks hosted the first of a series of 6 girls basketball tournaments at ACS Egham. Taking part on the day were Woking Blackhawks, Reading Rockets, Richmond Knights, Portsmouth, Epsom Sharks and Farnborough. Richmond Knights came away as tournament winners, beating Woking Blackhawks in a close and exciting final with Portsmouth taking third spot as they overcame Reading Rockets in a high quality 3rd and 4th place play off. It was a great day enjoyed by all. Full report on the girls page. The next tournament takes place on 25th October.


 

Sunday 20th September

Blackhawks Girls Tournament

Two Blackhawks teams entered the first of our 6 tournaments to be played over the course of this season.  They were called an A and B squad, but in reality there was very little between them and their results reflected it.  The Blackhawks A squad was in a group with Richmond and Epsom.