Basketball: Amazons crush Crawley

Bognor Amazons go for points against Crawley
Bognor Amazons go for points against Crawley

Bognor Amazons started strongly but Crawley took an early lead. Amazons replied when Zsofie Vitanyi opened their scoring.

Amazons continued to fire points and there was a great fast break by Lara Whitaker, awesome shooting from Lydia Stapely and superb rebounding from Vicky Smith and Danni King, leading to a first-quarter lead of 24-9.

The beginning of the second gave Crawley some points before Amazons picked up the scoring through teamwork between Stapely and Ellie Lowe and went on to deny Crawley any more points.

The third started with a nice shot from Mel Phillips which went in and more pacy breaks from Vitanyi.

Excellent hustling from Sophie Graham and the rest of the Amazons meant Crawley scored only one point in the whole quarter to trail 53-13.

In the final quarter the scoring continued with three-pointer after three-pointer from Whitaker. Nobody could stop her.

Great defence by Phillips and Sadie Tooley Smith thwarted Crawley and it finished 74-19.

Amazons’ next home game is Tuesday, January 5 (8pm) at The Arena, Bognor, in the first round of the cup – get along and cheer them on.

If you are interested in playing women’s basketball please see the team’s Facebook page or attend a session on a Tuesday (7pm) at The Arena.

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