Arrows break three digits against Hawks

Basketball
Basketball

Arrows U16s coach Mitchell Dennison guided his side to a convincing 111-58 win over Rotherham Hawks.

Their progress continued at Rotherham where new recruit Rickyle Anderson (30) made his much-anticipated debut.

Anderson hit the court running with 12 points in his first five minutes as he and his team-mates flew out the blocks. Ellis Salim (28) scored 14 first quarter points as Arrows scored five three-pointers inside ten minutes for a 34-17 lead.

Ben Wright and Kieran Shedd dominated the boards supported by impressive jump shots from Connor McFarlane and Kaifer Taylor.

Wadah Hassan (15) pulled the strings at both ends with controlled offence and a smothering defence as Arrows led 57-31 at the break.

Abdi Jama followed suit with intense defensive pressure and the half finished with some good finishing by Cameron Smith.

Anderson and Salim started the Arrows going with good support by Wright and Shedd on the scoring front. It was another outstanding offensive quarter for the Arrows as they scored 32 points as a team in the third quarter alone.

The Hawks couldn’t match this and with a quarter to go the game was beyond doubt with the score 89-48 to the Arrows. Arrows continued their dominance for the remainder of the game with Wadah Hassan showing his scoring ability.

There was a smart basket for Marcel Atkinson-Unwin and Cameron Smith took the Arrows to three figures for the first time of the season.

Arrows are in third with a 9-5 record and are well placed to be in contention at the post season.