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  • Titans Blog - 20th/21st January 2018

    U14 Boys Midlands West Conference

    Worcester Wolves 19-76 Northamptonshire Titans

    It was business as usual for the U14 boys as they recorded another impressive win on the road against Worcester Wolves, the final score being 76-19. The hosts found it difficult to find gaps in Titans’ defence and were limited to 12 points in the first half. In contrast, Titans finished well on the break and used their set offences to amass 41 points. In the second half, Lorenzo Williams came alive and powered his way to the basket on numerous occasions, finishing the game with a season-high 12 points. Alex Robinson also had his best game of the season displaying high-energy defence and contributing 10 points to Titans’ total. The reliable Harry Mitchell and the mighty Sean Rawlins also achieved double figures scoring 11 and 15 respectively. Although Titans missed a number of opportunities towards the end of the game, Coach Round was satisfied with the team’s performance commenting: “We had a great spread of scoring across the team and, once again, all of the players made it onto the scoresheet.” He added: “Defensively, our energy levels were high, and we rebounded well.” Despite the strong performance, Coach Round is still looking for improvements in time for the playoffs and will be working on pushing the ball down court and quicker passing on offence. The team will be keen to maintain their unbeaten run when they welcome Oxford Hoops to Weavers Leisure Centre on 27th January.

    U16 Boys Midlands West Conference

    Worcester Bears 127-74 Northamptonshire Titans

    U16 Boys Titans Purple took a trip northbound this weekend to face top of the table, Worcester Bears. From the outset, the Titans squad knew they were going to have a tough game on their hands with only 8 players making the journey due to injuries and matching up against a very tall and talented team. Nether-the-less, Titans showed great heart and were not going to go down without a fight. The only difference in the game was Bears’ ability to score from height as due having a depleted squad, Titans lacked in this area and Bears capitalised on this. Bears won all four quarters and the game finished 127:74; a massive improvement from their previous meeting at the beginning of the season and Titans continue their development into a great performing team as they face Worcester Wolves at home next weekend.

    Top scorers:

    Ben Hooper 25, Dinari Williams-Brown 19, Isaac Round 17

    U18s Peterborough League

    Huntingdon Hawks 55-61 Northamptonshire Titans

    A great win for the Titans U18s against, Huntingdon Hawks! The game began slowly in the first five minutes of the first quarter, but things quickly changed when Josh Wright and Josh Taylor began to heat up on both sides of the court. Sol Hughes did an awesome job cleaning up the glass, diving for loose balls and playing aggressive offense and defence. The bench also brought the heat with them, as Kieran contributed with 6 points and 5 assists. Both backcourt guards, Kelvin Ndiritu and Curtis Young stopped the defence from penetrating to the basket and creating the fast break offense for Titans. In the second half, PJ Preston did a great job facilitating and creating offense.

    Top Scorers: Wright 21, Taylor 17

    U16 Girls North Conference

    Lancashire Spinners 43-81 Northamptonshire Titans

    Titans made the long journey up North to basement team Spinners.

    Titans’ form was evident from the tip as Lauren Dabbs got the scoring going joined by Kenny Hamilton. Titans’ defence kept the home team scoreless for a full 7 minutes and with India Evans finishing the first quarter with 3 points, Titans were leading 8-23.

    Spinners’ second quarter was their very best as a 12-0 run saw them close in on the Titans’ lead and only trailing by 9 points confidence and belief were present.

    Titans’ coach Barry Powell demanded more resolve which Titans paid in abundance as the visitors’ defence took hold of the game and Spinners struggled to cope and Titans scoring flow was re-established; Titans dominated throughout right to the final buzzer.

    Top Scorers:

    Dabbs 29, Millar 11, Hamilton 11, Evans 11

    U14 Girls Midlands Conference

    Luton 75-46 Northamptonshire Titans

    Titans’ U14 girls took the short trip to Luton this weekend. This is the third time of meeting this season and after the last score line, Luton expected the win. Titans’ girls got out to a strong start learning from the previous encounters, containing Luton’s guards who proved to be significant scoring threats. Titans maintained good position defensively causing frustration within the Luton side; this kept Titans in the game throughout however as the time ran down in the fourth quarter, Titans were not able to convert their scoring opportunities which saw the score line favour Luton. At the final whistle, Titans’ coaching staff had nothing but praise for the girls’ performance.

    Top scorer: Ella McCahil-Brown 28

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