Arrows snapped by Spartans

Stockport Spartans 71, Arrows U18s 63

The Killamarsh-based Arrows basketball team fell in the post-season after an epic encounter, fighting for every second before losing to unbeaten Stockport Spartans.

Arrows covered themselves in glory in very hostile conditions refusing to buckle despite enormous pressures with Anton Smith and Atif Khan just two stars in a galaxy of brave performances.

Arrows led 19-18 at the end of the first quarter but ultimately it was not to be their day.

Congratulations must also go to Arrows Coaches Jonathan Kelly and Allan Oakey who have shown great composure and patience not only in this match but throughout the season in guiding this young and largely inexperienced side to runners-up position in the North East of England.

Arrows scorers: Anton Smith 14, Atif Khan 13, Nelson Mario 10, Dimi Glistrides 7, Jack Ellis 7, Matt Oakey 5, Rory Wheatcroft 4, Olly Bourne 2, Sam Baddeley1, James Wilson and Mitch Dennison.

It has been a great season for the Arrows with both the U18 and U14 reaching the post-season underlining the quality that exists within the club.