Match reports from the first round of matchs in Division 4 South - the features are all Away games held at Aylesbury.
Thames Valley Kings 13 v 30 Aces 2
This was the first game of the season for the team, which saw four players make their debut in the British Wheelchair basketball league. Two of the players where returning for their second year of playing in league games. The team of 10 allowed for sub rotation within our 16 points classification allowance.
Aces where first on the score board followed by Joe, scoring a basket in quick return. We ended the 1st quarter with a one basket difference, with the score at TVK 6 v 8 aces. Wayne got an early score in the 2nd quarter within the first minute bringing the scores level, a change in Aces tactics and the kings unlucky with the shots not dropping saw the half time score as 8 TVK v 18. The team went out strong after the half time break showing strength and courage however they could not manage to close the gap, Grant made his first basket of the season and brought the end of quarter score to 10 kings v 24 aces. The 4th quarter saw captain Nigel get a basket and the free throw within the first minute with the team fighting to the end of the quarter.
scorers were: Nigel 5, Joe 2, Reece 2, Nick 2, Grant 2
The second game of the day was started after a 10 minute break from the previous game. The team went out with their head held high, ready for another 40 minute match. Anthony scored his first basket of the season having only being playing for 6 weeks! The team worked hard on defence and kept the Blackhawk scoring low; 1st quarter scores tvk2 v 6 Blackhawks. The second quarter saw 2 of the team take free throws but they were unlucky and the shots did not drop. Joe and Reece from our junior team both scored baskets in the 2nd quarter, end of quarter score TVK 6 v 14 Blackhawks. After the haft time break captain Nigel lead the team out strong and he scored a basket within the 1st minute, the teams traded baskets at both end of the court with the Blackhawks winning the quarter by 1 basket, TVK scoring 6 points , end of quarter 3 scores TVK 12 v 22Blackhawks. With a 10 point difference the team went out showing strength and courage in their commitment to fight to the end however they could not close the gap. The scoring was tied in the last quarter with both teams scoring 2 baskets. Final score Thames Valley Kings 16 v Blackhawks 26. The 2 games back to back provided a challenging day of games for the team with much to learn from, ready for the next round of Division 4 at our home ground Kennet Leisure Centre on Saturday 24th January 2015.
Scorers were: Reece 8, Joe 4, Nigel 2, Anthony 2
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