Great start for the Encon Arrows U16’s
The Encon Derbyshire Arrows U16’s began their season impressively with a road win over the Tees Valley Mohawks by 74 - 43. Traditionally, this has been a tough place for the Encon Arrows so an early result is promising for the season to come. The group have shown a lot of promise in training but now they have points on the board.
In a tense but exciting first period both teams flexed their offensive muscle producing an entertaining spectacle of a game. The Arrows finished the quarter with a narrow lead of 21 – 17.
The Encon Arrows tightened their defensive intensity in the 2nd and 3rd quarters restricting the Mohawks to just 11 points in total while scoring 28 points themselves to enter the final quarter ahead 49 – 28.
The Mohawks made some headway offensively in the final quarter but that was more than matched by the Encon Arrows who took the quarter 25 – 15 running out impressive winners by 74 – 43.
New players Callam McClean, Reneil Clarke and Zak Moore all made impressive debuts while Isaac Askwith scored 10 points in the third quarter as he and Dec Abbott showed that they have made a good transition from last years U14’s.
Encon Derbyshire Arrows Scorers; Callam McClean 27, Zak Moore 21, Isaac Askwith 14, Reneil Clarke 7, Dec Abbott 4, Jack Godber 2
The two sides meet again this Saturday 11.30am at Killamarsh Sports Centre with both sides having the chance to make adjustments in midweek training. Coach Jonny and James Kelly was very pleased with the skill and effort showed by his group “It will take time for the group to come together we did some really good things especially in the middle quarters which allowed us to take a degree of control. It is a long season but we are underway with a win, well done to the boys and thanks for all the parental support”