Crusaders Repelled by the Flyers
Woking Blackhawk Flyers 111:48 Kent Crusaders
For the First home game of the year the Flyers hosted Kent Crusaders and they were not ready to make the same mistakes as in their first meeting, then the young legs and effectively played front court press had caught the Flyers out.
From the tip the Flyers controlled the game, rapidly taking a 7:0 lead with point guard Tomas Politi taking a pivotal and inspirational role in coordinating the attack from the starting five. Oscar Wilkins claimed the first point from the free throw line and power forward Jack Price rapidly sank two baskets in succession. By the end of the first quarter the Crusaders had been limited to 7 points whilst the Flyers has stacked up an impressive 23.
The ladies pull off back-to-back wins
Away to Camberley Goldhawks, Tuesday 8th December, Won 48-38
Although some were a little sore form the night before, the win had boosted the team's confidence going into this game against Camberley. The first and second quarters were much the same as the previous evening, with both teams trading baskets but Woking always being slightly behind. Just before the half time however, a bout of solid defence enabled Woking to capitalise on their greater fitness and score 8 straight points from fast breaks, going into the half time break up by 4.
Free-throw Shoot-Out Clinches Extra Time Victory for Flyers
Southampton Sharks 92:93 Woking Blackhawk Flyers
Watching the game was not a relaxing experience. Tied at the first break 15:15, Flyers leading by 7 at the half 29:36 and by just 1 at the third break 62:63.
At the end of the fourth period the game appeared won by the Flyers
Costas Wins BBC Surrey Outstanding Service to Sport Award
Congratulations to Coach Costas who was awarded the BBC Surrey Outstanding Service to Sport Award at the Surrey Active Sports Awards ceremony held at the HG Wells Suite on Tuesday 2nd December.
Costas was selected from a 'shortlist' of 10. He was nominated after winning the Woking award at a ceremony in October.
A full list of the Award Winners can be seen by clicking here
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.
Woking Blackhawk Flyers 62:70 Thames Valley Cavaliers
Flyers Push The Cavaliers all the Way
The Flyers hosted the undefeated league leaders Thames Valley Cavaliers in their Basketball England Development League fixture at Woking College on Saturday. A clash they were looking forward too with relish.
The first quarter did not go as planned, whilst for the first few minutes the lead bounced between the two sides, in the few minutes before the first break the Cavaliers went on a run a opened up a 9 point lead winning the quarter 21:12.
The lead was maintained in the first part of the second quarter at which point the Flyers went on their own run and closed the margin to 3. With the Flyers in the ascendency the Cavaliers captain had an awkward fall under their home basket which resulted in a displace kneecap requiring transport to hospital for medical assistance.