Leeds LDM Next Up For Hawks

In a thrilling Saturday night showdown at the University of Huddersfield, the West Yorkshire Hawks displayed sheer dominance as they soared to a resounding 96-69 victory over Leeds LDM . The Hawks left their mark right from the tip-off, showcasing an intense drive that set the tone for the entire game.


The opening quarter was a display of Hawks’ offensive prowess, leaving the shell-shocked LDM team trailing 28-13 by the end of the period. Despite the early setback, LDM showed resilience in the second quarter, slowing down the Hawks’ momentum and narrowing the gap to just 12 points by halftime.


The halftime break proved pivotal for the Hawks. The Hawks refocused and unleashed one of their best ten minutes of basketball this season, pouring in an impressive 31 points while stifling LDM to a just 14. This commanding effort effectively put the game out of reach for LDM.


In the final quarter, LDM attempted to muster a comeback, finding some offensive rhythm. However, the Hawks’ lead was insurmountable, and they cruised to a convincing 27-point victory.


Head Coach Mark Mills expressed his elation after the game, praising his team’s performance as the epitome of Hawks’ basketball. “That is what I have been talking about all season, that is Hawks’ basketball,” Mills declared. He commended every player for their focus and dedication, attributing the impressive result to their collective effort. Mills also acknowledged the electric atmosphere in the arena, stating, “It was also great to deliver that amazing crowd a result their support deserved. The Hawks’ nest was rocking tonight.”


Leading the charge for the Hawks were Dave Walsh with 27 points, Rob Donaldson contributing 21, and Jamie Cawtheray posting 11. This victory solidifies the Hawks’ position in 4th place and inches them closer to securing their spot in the division for the next season.


With their sights set on the future, the Hawks will now shift their focus to another local derby, gearing up to face the Calderdale Explorers in Halifax next Saturday.

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