Basketball: Amazons too hot for Holbrook
Bognor Amazons travelled to Holbrook for their first meeting with them this season and won well - 62-23.
They soon got the first points on the board. This was soon followed by more points courtesy of Zsofia Vitanyi.
A slow-scoring quarter followed as both teams struggled to warm up in the cold sports centre. The quarter ended with Amazons leading 17-8, nine of those points being scored by Lara Whittaker in the closing few minutes of the quarter.
Holbrook scored the first points of the second quarter, but strong defence by Amazons stopped Holbrook scoring. Amazons were pressing hard and picking off loose passes to create lots of fast breaks.
With Lydia Stapely’s strong drives to the hoop Holbrook turned to fouling to stop her, leaving them in foul trouble and giving Amazons free throws. Amazons racked up the points this quarter to lead 35-15 at half-time.
The third quarter started very physically, though Amazons still had the upper hand. Amazons were able to increase their lead through fast breaks by Vicky Smith. Holbrook scored only four points all quarter. Amazons had extended their lead to 52-19.
Amazons kept up the intensity in the fourth. They were pressing hard on defence, not allowing Holbrook any room to play. The match ended with a convincing win.
Go along to The Arena on Tuesdays between 7pm and 8.30pm if you are interested in joining or supporting the team.
Scorers: S Pavey 6, E Lowe 5, L Stapely 17, S Graham 4, V Smith 12, L Whitaker 9, D King 4, M Denyer 5.
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