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Kings 'weather' the Storm to narrow 8 point defeat
Posted on October 31 2016

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The Kings show huge improvement after a narrow 8 point defeat 43-35 on Saturday, improving from last season's whitewash which saw them suffer a 60-21 defeat against Plymouth Storm.

In a hard fought and at times scrappy game which saw a Kings defense who were able to counteract the powerful Storm offence.

The game began strongly for the Kings who opened the scoring with Reece Baker winning tip and getting the first basket which started a small run for the Kings who then scored 6 points before Storm scored from the free throw line, The Kings continued to dominate the first quarter and lead at the break 10-7.

Storm fought back in the 2nd quarter determined to get the win after their long journey, as they put the pressure on in defense., Storm slowly ate away at the Kings lead, picking up important free throws from shooting fouls in the process. Storm took the advantage 19-14 at Half Time

The 3rd quarter score both teams score 12 points, with coach Grant Barker scoring his first basket of the season within a minute of being subbed on. Storm started the quarter with an 8 points run, before Captain Wayne Burton scored and broke their winning streak, this lead to a period of calm leading to Kings adding 8 points unanswered with Joe Humphreys, Ryan Jones, and Reece Barker finding the net There was just 5 points in it as the quarter ended with Kings on 26 and Storm on 31.

The 4th quarter saw almost end to end baskets with Joe Barker and Peter Rapley adding to the teams total - Wayne Burton hitting the last basket of the game to bring the end of a hard fought game. Kings Captain, Wayne Burton stated "What a game! From start to finish it was a rapid -up and down court - great game to be involved! We learnt a lot in this one, Great improvements have been made from Last year, it may be a defeat but we played our hearts out"

Sunday also saw an exhibition game against the Cardiff Met Archers, featuring the Kings division 4 and members of the Junior teams in action - many in their first game experience for the club, In a real end to end game which ended 46-40 to Archers.

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