The Hertfordshire Basketball Association is run by a group of volunteers that are passionate about the development of youth basketball in the county of Hertfordshire. Not only do we aim to promote and improve the participation of basketball, but we also run coaching and officiating courses all throughout the year so that anyone is able to gain a deeper involvement into the beautiful game.
HBA Pre-Season Tournament 2015
On Sunday 20th September 2015, seven teams took part in the tournament which was held at Oaklands Sports Zone in St. Albans.
The teams that took part were:
- Hatfield Magic
- Harlow Hawks
- Hitchin Kings
- North Herts Knights 1 & 2
- Oaklands Wolves
A big congratulations to Oaklands Wolves for winning the tournament, and Hatfield Magic for coming in second place. Overall, the event was a success which ran smoothly and prepared all teams and referees for the upcoming season.
Simon Tierney Memorial Game 2015
The final score was Knights Legends (RED) 56 Current players 54 (BLUE).
A select team of Current Knights players faced off against a Legends team (including two of Simon’s former police colleagues) for the first Simon Tierney Memorial cup. It was a tense matchup with the Current players taking an early lead, the first quarter was closed off with brothers Adam and Drew Sullivan facing off against each other for the first time both scoring three pointers. The legends came back firing in the second quarter with Ali Miller scoring 7 of his 15 points to give the Legends a 4 point lead at the half. The third quarter was a close affair with the Current players coming back into the game finishing the quarter just 3 points behind. The fourth quarter was dominated by Paul Jessop of the Current players and Jerome Thompson of the Legends, Jessop hitting his jump shots to bring the scores level with just 14 seconds on the clock. The Legends patiently worked the ball around the court looking for an opening, which they found with MVP Ali Miller scoring with just 0.6 seconds on the clock. The current players took a timeout but couldn’t get a shot off in time. The Legends took the trophy winning 56 to 54.
The day was a wonderful tribute to a great man, he would have been so proud that everyone came together in his honour and raised £425 for the charities he supported.
On Sunday 20th September 2015, East U12’s Basketball League was launched. It consists of 6 teams, and the tournament is committed to developing U12 basketball in the East Region. The link below takes you to the tournament’s Facebook page where you can gain more information and details about the tournament. Please contact the main organiser (Billy) via the Facebook page.
The teams are:
- Cambridge Cats
- County Upper Wolves
- East Herts Royals
- Ipswich Basketball
- Oaklands Wolves
- West Herts Warriors
Herts Basketball Association are pleased to support Andy Milbourne and his family in a sponsored bike ride. Phillip and Richard cycled over 2,000 miles, and visited 94 football grounds in order to raise money for Breast Cancer Care, British Liver Trust and the NHS Donor Register. Herts Basketball Association donated £100 to their cause.