Match reports from the second round of matchs in Division 4 South - the features are all Home games held at Kennet Leisure Centre, Thatcham.
Thames Valley Kings 24 v Aces 33
Joe scored the opening basket in the 2nd minute of the game, Aces where quick to answer also scoring in the 2nd minute. Aces continued to find the net, although missing 2 free throws from the line; Reece answered back by scoring 6 points. End of the first quarter Kings 8 v 12 Aces. The second quarter started with Kings going out strong and determined to stop Aces scoring.
Reece scoring another 2 points and Joe scoring a further 2. Reece was fouled in the act of shooting but was not able to score from the free throw line. There was a 6 point difference as the teams went to the bench for half time. Kings 12 v Aces 19.
After half time aces came back fighting and went on to score 8 points, unanswered by kings who were unlucky that their shots were not dropping until Joe scored in the 5 minute.
Followed a minute later by Reece and Captain Nigel scored to finish the quarter. End of the 3rd quarter 18 kings v 29 aces. Kings changed their tactics and aces only scored 4 points in the 4th quarter, Kings scoring 6 points and winning the quarter with successful shots from Joe (4points) and Reece (2 point).
Scorers were: Joe 10, Reece 12, Nigel 2
Fouls: Joe 1, Wayne 1, DJ 1, Nick 2.
For the second game of the day Kings went out strong and won the first quarter scoring 6 points to Blazers 4. Reece scoring 4 points and Joe scoring 2 points. For the 2nd quarter the teams tried hard to break each other defence and to score with both teams only scoring 2 points in the whole 10 minutes of game time. Joe was the successful score for Kings. Nick was fouled in the act of shooting but was unable to score from the free throw line. As the teams went to the bench for half time, kings where in the lead with 8 points to Blazers 6.
The second half started with Grant making a successful shot from the free throw line after being fouled in the act of shooting, but unfortunately he was not able to make a second shot count. Blazers scored to bring the game to a 1 point difference with them in the lead. Joe was successful in scoring 2 points to bring the kings back in the lead by 1 point. A change in tactics by blazers saw them score 8 points that could not be answered by the kings. At the end of the 3rd quarter blazers were in the lead with 18 point to kings 11. Blazers started the 4th quarter with a full court press and the kings struggled to get the ball to drop in the net. Fatigue was setting in after playing almost 80 minutes and trying to break the press.
Joe went to the line for 2 free throws but was not successful. Blazers scored 16 points and kings were unable to find the net. It was a tough 2nd game of the day for the Kings who at half time where in the lead and worked hard to the end.
The team where disappointed that the scores were not closing as the final whistle blew with the home crowd cheering till the end.
Scorers were: Grant 1, Reece 4, Joe 7.
Fouls: Reece 1, Grant 2, Anthony 1.
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