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  • Titans Blog 17/18th March 2018

    U16 Girls North Conference

    Northamptonshire Titans 90-31 Leicester Warriors

    Titans, right from the tip, established why they were the North Champions as they kept Leicester Warriors to limited opportunities whilst their fast break transition team play resulted in free flowing scores for the whole team.

    The 2nd quarter was by far Warriors’ best as they contained Titan’s fast break and found success close to basket.

    The 3rd and 4th quarters belonged to Titans as their defence stepped up which resulted in some of their finest basketball and by the end of the game all 12 Titans players made the scoresheet whilst remaining undefeated.

    U14 Boys Midlands West Conference

    Coventry Tornadoes 52-92 Northamptonshire Titans

    The U14 Boys finished their regular season games in style with an emphatic 92-52 win against Coventry Tornadoes, which meant that they completed their Midlands West league games with a perfect 18-0 record. In what was arguably the team’s best performance of the season, Isaac Round led the way with a 33 point haul that included going seven of seven from the free throw line. The defensive efforts of Ben Hooper and Ciaran Myers locked down Coventry’s star player and Hooper was also Titans’ second highest scorer with 23 points. Early in the game, Jack Brown was forced to sit after sustaining an ankle injury and Oskar Knight also tweaked his ankle soon after, but this didn’t unsettle the team. Knight was able to re-join the game and helped Titans to dominate the boards which led to numerous successful fast-breaks. A high level of intensity and outstanding team play gave Titans a 42-26 half-time lead and there was no let-up in the second half as the team went on to win all four quarters. Sean Rawlins and Harry Mitchell were the other two Titans to reach double-figures scoring 16 and 10 respectively. The team now has a few weeks to prepare themselves for the playoffs. The first round will take place at the beginning of April and the team earned at home fixture against Midlands East league Champions, Mansfield Giants.

    U16 Boys Midlands West Conference

    Northamptonshire Titans Purple 66-96 West Bromwich Albion

    Titans Purple took to the court against league leaders West Bromwich Albion. When these two sides met earlier in the season, the inexperienced Titans’ side were left with a bitter taste after a 100 point defeat. With nothing to lose and everything to prove, Titans got off to a strong start. With quality ball movement and strong defence, Titans stayed within 3 points of West Brom. In the second West Brom switched to a zone defence which Titans struggled to break through and as they missed perimeter shots, West Brom pulled the rebounds and converted several break points. By the half, West Brom had extended their lead to 15 points.

    Titans came out in the second half cautiously and unfortunately confidence for the side was low. West Brom continued to finish strong and extended their lead to 40 points. Titans showed great character as they pulled together to get back to the form they had in the first quarter. Overall Titans scored significantly more in this tie compared to their last meeting showing an impressive level of improvement.

    Standout performances came from Titans’ youngest players Ben Hooper and Isaac Round as they top scored with 31 and 23 respectively.

    Purple complete their season on Saturday with their final away game at Shropshire.

    Next week sees the final games of the season for the U16 North Premier Boys, U16 Titans Purple and a double header for the Division 2 Women before at least 3 Titans’ teams head towards the Playoffs in what is turning out to be one of the best Titans’ seasons.

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