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With Blazers needing one more win to secure promotion to division two the Kings knew this would be the toughest test yet. Gloucester got the first two points of the match which saw Reece attempt two free throws being unlucky on both. Reece then scored a quick four points for the Kings before Anthony added two more. The Blazers kept coming back though and that saw Reece adding a further two to end the quarter 8-10 in favour of the Blazers. The second quarter saw Blazers up the tempo slightly after scoring a swift four points, Reece made one out of two free throw attempts to add a further point. Blazers then scored six unanswered points and Reece once more replied with another two points. Joe then registered his first two points but the Blazers always had an answer with both sides playing very well. The half ended with Blazers on top 13-24.
Both sides came out strong with the Kings still firmly in the match. Again Blazers scored a swift four points before Joe replied for the Kings with two. Ryan then scored a free throw to add one more for the Kings. Blazers scored another six points on the bounce which saw Peter add his first two of the match to end the quarter at 18-38. Blazers once more were swiftly into their game scoring the first four points of the final quarter. Joe got the Kings up and running with their first two with the score at 20-42. Peter added one more from the free throw line for Kings who kept fighting. Kieran and Joe got the final four points of the match for the Kings who played another very good game versus the toughest opposition. The match ended 25-48 to the Blazers. On behalf of Thames Valley Kings we congratulate Blazers on promotion and good luck in division two!
This Saturday is our last Home game of the British Wheelchair Basketball season and it's a tough one when Kings take on top of the table - Gloucester Blazers Wheelchair Basketball Club! Tip off at 12:20 - Free Entry! #LetsGoKings
Kings expected this game to be the toughest one of the season but it really was an exciting game. Both teams started strong with Reece putting up the first 2 points for kings. Blazers stayed with Kings but some good shooting saw Brad, Joe and Reece once more add 6 more points to the Kings total and that saw the quarter end 8-8.
The second quarter was very similar both teams were locked in this exciting match with Reece picking up from where he left off scoring an impressive 12 points in the quarter. The Kings defending was solid but the Blazers did keep up and were also hitting some nice shots of their own. Both teams were at deadlock come half time and the score was 20-20 with it all the play for in the second half.
The third quarter saw a much different blazers team with a different approach and they decided to put on the full court press which Kings struggled to break. Blazers put up the first 15 points in the quarter before Anthony replied for the Kings scoring his first 2 points of the game. Blazers continued the more aggressive approach to the game but Anthony scored a lovely free throw for the kings, and that took the quarter to 23-41.
The final quarter was slightly more even Anthony scored first for the Kings but the Blazers continued with their impressive shooting and the rubber court was starting to take its toll on some players. Brad, Joe and Peter all added to the Kings total with a basket each, but it was not enough and Blazers took the game 31-57. A very good game and a big learning curb for the Kings who continue to improve every game.
Kings next match is this Saturday away at the University of Gloucestershire, Oxstall Campus in Gloucester where they will face the Blazers - Tip off at 13:30
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
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
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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