Basketball: Cup final joy for battling Hatters

City of Sheffield Hatters celebrate their cup final win
City of Sheffield Hatters celebrate their cup final win
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CITY of Sheffield Hatters secured their fifth successive National Cup title with a hard fought 67-55 victory over Team Northumbria yesterday.

Hatters, making their ninth appearance in the final, trailed 18-14 at the end of the first quarter.

But led by Steph Gandy, who top-scored with 18 points, Hatters dominated the second period to take control of the contest. They shaded the third and fourth quarters 16-12 and 18-16 to maintain their unbeaten run this season.

* See Friday’s GrassRoots for a double page Hatters special.