Basketball: Amazons find their flow to hammer Holbrook

Bognor Amazons got off to a good start against Holbrook and had four points on the board before Holbrook could reply. They maintained this intensity throughout the first quarter for a comfortable lead.

Sunday, 20th November 2016, 3:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:05 pm
Bognor Amazons

Strong defence enabled plenty of steals and Amazons led 18-4 when Holbrook felt a time-out was needed. The first quarter finished with Amazons leading 27-6.

The second quarter started even better as Amazons denied Holbrook any opportunities at the basket and capitalised on each turnover in possession.

Holbrook began to get their game together before half-time but it was 52-17 at the break.

Holbrook started strongly in the third and got the first points of the quarter. However two successive quick steals by Uncles and Stapely saw Amazons get back on track.

They began to extend their lead again. Amazons kept tight on the defence to halt the Holbrook attack, who struggled to get any further points on the board. The third quarter ended 74-21.

Despite Amazons keeping up their strong attack and tight defence in the fourth quarter the points were more evenly traded between the two teams.

Holbrook were allowed to get some more points on the board, but it was not enough to trouble Amazons.

Amazons scorers: L Uncles 23; J Gabb 20; V Smith 17; L Whittaker 12; D King 9; L Stapely 8; M Denyer 7.

If you are interested in playing basketball or just wish to support Amzons, please go to The Arena sports centre in Bognor at 7.30pm on Tuesdays.

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