Hatters legend Betty Codona relishes Sheffield basketball’s televised double header at EIS Basketball

Sheffield Hatters'  Yorkshire League team who finished their season on a winning note

Sheffield Hatters' Yorkshire League team who finished their season on a winning note

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Basketball legend Betty Codona has emphasised the boost to the sport the televising by the BBC of tonight’s double header at Sheffield’s English Instiute of Sport will bring.

Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters face Women’s British Basketball League leaders Nottingham Wildcats at 5pm with the men taking over for the nightshift as DBL Sheffield Sharks face Glasgow Rocks in the BBL at 7.30, with third hosting fourth in this huge contest.

And Hatters founder and chairman Codona said: “‘It’s really good to see women’s basketball on TV and getting the recognition it deserves. Basketball is a world wide sport which is not often recognised as such in this country so hopefully the TV coverage will give the sport some profile.

“I’m sure today’s game with Wildcats will be as competitive and exciting as previous encounters!”

Hatters will be out to make up for the disappointment of a 79-78 defeat away to Caledonia Pride last weekend.

Good news for Hatters was victories in their first play-off games for The Under-14s and U16s, beating Tameside 64-46 and Lancashire Spinners 74-39 respectively.

The Yorkshire League team completed their season with a 39-33 win over Spen Valley Vipers.

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