This past Saturday saw a huge day of British Wheelchair Basketball Junior League action as The Kings teamed with Tornadoes in a joint venture in under 15 and 19s action.
In Under 15s competition, their season kicked off with a huge end to end battle with Hampshire Hornets who out powered Tornadoes Kings 20 to 6. Next up for the U15s where Aces who kept fighting to the end but it was Tornadoes Kings who pipped it in the final 20 seconds of the match to win 16-12.
In the closest game of the day, the Under 15s match against London Titans was next and it end up going to the wire, with a Huge interception from Owen Pither who caused a turnover in the last 10 seconds which lead to the winning basket and huge 12-10 win against an evenly matched London Titans. In the final game for the Under 15s, a tough match against the undefeated London Allstars saw them go down 34-19. A mixed bag of results for the Under 15s with two wins from four but one that impressed the coaching staff.
This Saturday - Our combined junior league team with Tornados Wheelchair Basketball Club are in action at British Wheelchair Basketball The Lord's Taverners Junior League at Under 15s and Under 19s levels.
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Over The next few weeks, We're going to be thanking the great organisations and people who have helped the Club over the past year, We've come along way this year to get to where we are now!
BuzzConnect help build a stronger business community across West Berkshire and North Hampshire and have been a great supporter of the Kings since we became their selected charity.
A HUGE THANK YOU to the Team at BuzzConnect
The Kings went into war this past Sunday when they took on a CWBA 3rd team at St. Barts School in Newbury, A game where every quarter felt like a miniature Battle and straight from the start where Tip off was won by CWBA and they applied the pressure on Kings right from the start of the match. They had traveled down from Coventry and did not want to go home without the big win. A Kings defensive struggled and an offence which just couldn't find the net sums up a first quarter with CWBA leading 11 to 2.
A change in the line-up for kings and a jiggle of tactics saw them come back to the floor for a counter-attack which saw them dominate the second quarter to produce a reverse of the first quarter scores with Reece Barker on fire adding points to their tally, whilst the team denied CWBA the opportunity to add to theirs. Nick Gorse returning to Division 3 action for the first time this season, returned in style to score the last basket of the quarter as the teams headed to the bench for half time with the scores tied at 13 each.
The 3rd quarter was almost end to end with both teams shots not dropping as much as in the first half, both team taking the battle seriously, not wanting the other team to take any advantage. A real nail-biting quarter which saw both defenses working extremely hard. Ryan Jones, Greg Rose and Reece Barker adding to the team score to end the quarter with a 2 point ball game - Kings 19 to CWBA 21 .
Final score - Kings 28 CWBA 3rd 25 in a very close game between both teams who next meet in March.
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October 28 2016 - Charity Concert fundraiser for Vickie's new chair
October 27 2016 - Triple Header this Halloween Weekend
October 24 2016 - Kings vs Plymouth Storm on Saturday - Home
October 23 2016 - Kings new Level 1 Assistant Coaches
October 21 2016 - Short listed for "Community Sports Club of the Year" at the The Lord's Taverners Sporting Chances Awards
October 19 2016 - Here's to a great Div 4 season peeps!
October 17 2016 - Kings pick up first ever Division 3 Win against Hampshire Harriers 2