Hawks Make History With National Cup Victory
In a thrilling clash that will be etched into the annals of Hawks’ history, the newly-formed team came away with a 83-71 win over Tameside Vikings in the first round of the National Cup.
First Quarter: Hawks and Vikings Deadlocked
With a great atmosphere at Active Copley both teams hit the court for their highly anticipated clash. Although Hawks got a strong start, it was evident that neither side was willing to give an inch. The first quarter saw end-to-end action, with neither the Hawks nor the Vikings managing to gain a significant advantage. At the end of a nail-biting first quarter, the score stood tied at 16-16.
Half-Time: Hawks Hold Narrow Lead
As the game continued, the Hawks started to find their rhythm, displaying their prowess on both ends of the court. Star player Rob Donaldson’s exceptional leadership and offensive skills were on full display, contributing to the Hawks’ 38-35 lead at halftime.
Third Quarter: Hawks Maintain Their Edge
The second half continued to be a closely contested affair. The Vikings, a seasoned team, fought valiantly to claw their way back into the game. However, the Hawks’ relentless energy and precision on the court allowed them to maintain their lead. As the third quarter concluded, the scoreboard read 53-52 in favor of the Hawks.
Fourth Quarter: Hawks Secure Historic Victory
The final quarter saw the West Yorkshire Hawks deliver a performance for the ages. Ethan Rose emerged as a key player in the clutch, contributing crucial points that helped extend their lead. With the game on the line, Rob Donaldson’s compsure from the free throw line sealed the win. The Hawks showcased their mettle, outscoring the Vikings 30-19 in the fourth quarter.
The West Yorkshire Hawks emerged triumphant in their inaugural competitive game, securing a historic 83-71 victory over the Tameside Vikings.
Top Scorers Shine Bright
The Hawks’ victory was a true team effort, but individual brilliance also shone through. Ethan Rose dazzled with 21 points, showing composure beyond his years. Danny Moulson made a valuable contribution with 10 points off the bench. However, it was Rob Donaldson who stole the spotlight, delivering a mesmerising performance with a staggering 32 points.
This victory marks a significant milestone in the West Yorkshire Hawks’ journey, and it sends a message to the rest of the league: they are here to compete and make their presence felt.
The Hawks’ remarkable debut in the National Cup has set the stage for an exciting season ahead. Fans can’t wait to see what this promising team will achieve and they won’t have to wait long. Hawks are back on the floor on Saturday to take on the Sheffield Sharks in the club’s first-ever home game at the University of Huddersfield. Tickets are selling fast and fans can get their hands on their by going to https://tktp.as/EEZIRM and if they use the discount code ‘HAWKS25’ they will receive 25% off their tickets.