Force Basketball’s Sussex League campaigns got under way today with a victory for the U11 and a loss for the U16.
The U11 squad played Crawley Storm East Girls and produced an encouraging performance to win 33-7. Every player on the team scored and all eight players made a valuable contribution to the game. Toby was leading scorer with 12 points.
The U16 team found things a little harder and were defeated 35-74 by South East Tigers. Early jitters and tough defence from the Tigers saw Force fall behind early in the game, and despite a spirited start to the second half, Force could not get back into the match. Finton was leading scorer for Force, who face a visit to last year’s U16 Play-off Champions Eastbourne Lions in their next fixture on Friday 30th November.
The next game for the U11 is a trip to Lancing to play Shoreham Spartans on Saturday 1st December.
Thank you to the players, coaches and parents from both Storm and Tigers today, and the referees and table officials. And of course, a massive thank you to the Force Family for coming along to support your young players!