Tonight sees the first big game of Nottingham Hoods basketball team. Set up by Lee English, it is Nottingham’s newest sporting club and was established to get kids off the street and ‘balling’ rather than causing trouble.
Lee’s a great bloke and I wish them every success tonight against Worcester Wolves at Nottingham Wildcat’s Arena. You can buy tickets and find out more about Lee’s fabulous project here.
This is the banner that you’ll see hanging at one end of the arena and is here as we were unfurling it in the office. Its quite big, like lots of Lee’s player.
Come on you Hoods.
Update with a match report from Steve Braker on his Facebook page
Hoods win at home
Nottingham Hoods 70
Worcester Wolves II 60
Nottingham Hoods made there home debut with a crowd of over 300 shouting them on, and didn’t let them down.
Hoods introduced 2 new signings to there national league basketball campaign in Tom Wade & Tobias Benjamin and they played there part asked of them in providing the Hoods with there first home win that the crowd had come out to see.
Hoods took control from the very first tip, led by the ever reliable Captain Guy Renton on his birthday and with outstanding support from Anthony Scott, Bruce Lauder, James Gardener & Kirk Davis gave the team a lead that they would never relinquish and went into halftime up by 34 – 27.
The Wolves came out in the second half looking to turn round the deficit but could not break down the resistant defence from the Hoods and ran out of steam for the Hoods to record the home win.
Top scorers for the Hoods
James Gardener 22 points, Guy Renton 16 points, Kirk Davis & Tobias Benjamin 8 points
The Hoods are next in home action on October 24th at the Wildcats arena with a 7.30pm tip when the visitors are Birmingham Mets.