Match reports from the final round of matchs in Division 4 South - the features are all Home games held in Gloucestershire.
Thames Valley Kings 26 v Blackhawks 31
Joe opened the scoring for TVK in the 3rd minute of the game, Captain Reece following with a basket a minute later to tie the score at 4 all. Joe was successful in the 6 minute to take TVK into the lead, by one basket! Blackhawks went to the line and only made one shot; Reece scored to take TVK 3 points into the lead. Blackhawks where successful with 2 baskets, bringing the end of the 1st quarter to a one point ball game TVK 8 v 9 Blackhawks. Nick was fouled in the act of shooting in the 1st minute of the second quarter, but unlucky for him, his shots did not drop. Reece scored a further 2 points and joe toped up the score to take kings back into the lead 14 v 11 Blackhawks.
A change in Blackhawks tactics then saw them score 4 baskets unanswered by TVK. Grant scored his first basket of the day just before the half time break, TVK 16 v 21 Blackhawks. The team where determined to win the game and despite only having 2 subs went out fighting in the second half for a win; Reece scoring a further 2 baskets and Joe 1 basket. The rest of the team, Nick, Wayne, DJ, and Tony where working hard on deference kept the Blackhawks score low at the end of the 3rd TVK had scored 6 to Blackhawks 8. The fourth quarter was won by TVK with Blackhawks only scoring one basket to our 4 points coming from shots from Reece and Joe
Scorers: Joe 10, Reece 14, Grant 2
Fouls: Joe 2, Reece 4, Nick 1, Grant 1, Tony 1, Wayne 1
Thames Valley Kings 12 v blazers 48
After a 10 minute break the team where back out on court for the second game of the day against hosts blazers. The blazers started with a full court press which TVK found hard to break. When we did get to the basket end of the court we were unlucky that our shots did not drop. End of the 1st quarter scores TVK 0 v 18 Blazers. The team re-grouped for the 2nd quarter and where determined to get some points on the board and to stop the blazers from scoring. Grant opened the scoring for TVK, followed by Captain Joe and then Tony scoring to bring the scores to 6 v 30 at half time.
After a quick half time turn around the team where starting to feel the effects of having played 60 minutes with only 2 subs. We were unlucky that we did not score in the 3rd quarter with all the effect the team was putting in. Wayne went to the line for Free throws but his was unlucky and his shots did not drop. As the team went into the 4th quarter they were determined to get another 6 points these came from Grant (2points) and Joe (4points). We were aiming to keep the blazers to below 50 points and we made our target as the final whistle blew on the day and the div 4 rounds. Final quarter scores where 10 blazers to 6 TVK.
Scorers: Grant 4 point, Joe 6 points, Tony 2
Fouls: Joe 2, Nick 2, Grant 2, Wayne 1