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The fixtures come thick and fast this New Year as Kings return in British Wheelchair Basketball National League Division 3 South and West action again on Sunday at Home to Worcester Wolves Wheelchair Basketball Club at the St Bartholomew's School in Newbury with Tip scheduled for 1.30pm - As always It's Free admission and Free Parking for all the #KingsArmy
The Kings went into war this past Sunday when they took on a CWBA 3rd team at St. Barts School in Newbury, A game where every quarter felt like a miniature Battle and straight from the start where Tip off was won by CWBA and they applied the pressure on Kings right from the start of the match. They had traveled down from Coventry and did not want to go home without the big win. A Kings defensive struggled and an offence which just couldn't find the net sums up a first quarter with CWBA leading 11 to 2.
A change in the line-up for kings and a jiggle of tactics saw them come back to the floor for a counter-attack which saw them dominate the second quarter to produce a reverse of the first quarter scores with Reece Barker on fire adding points to their tally, whilst the team denied CWBA the opportunity to add to theirs. Nick Gorse returning to Division 3 action for the first time this season, returned in style to score the last basket of the quarter as the teams headed to the bench for half time with the scores tied at 13 each.
The 3rd quarter was almost end to end with both teams shots not dropping as much as in the first half, both team taking the battle seriously, not wanting the other team to take any advantage. A real nail-biting quarter which saw both defenses working extremely hard. Ryan Jones, Greg Rose and Reece Barker adding to the team score to end the quarter with a 2 point ball game - Kings 19 to CWBA 21 .
Final score - Kings 28 CWBA 3rd 25 in a very close game between both teams who next meet in March.
While Autumn slowly turns to Winter, We got some hot fiery wheelchair basketball action for you to warm up against this Sunday When our Division 3 Team head into action against CWBA (Coventry Wheelchair Basketball Academy) 3 at St Bartholomew's School in Newbury
Free Admission & Free Parking - Tip off at 12:20pm!
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.
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.
Join the #KingsArmy this Saturday, when the Kings take on Plymouth Storm wheelchair basketball team at Kennet Leisure Centre in Thatcham, In our next Home Game of the 2016/17 Season
In our First Home Game of the New 2016/17 Season - Free Admission & Free Parking - Tip off at 12:20pm!
With both teams looking for their first win of the season this promised to be a well contested match. Kings opened the scoring through Peter Rapley who added another four points to the total before Harriers got their scoring underway but another four points through Wayne Burton and Joe Humphreys saw out a kings 10-2 first quarter lead.
A slow second quarter from the Kings saw a little fight back from the Harriers 2 team who won the quarter 9 points to 8, which included Harriers scoring five unanswered points including a three point shot, but with the second half to come there was still everything to play for! The half ended Kings 18-11 Harriers 2.
With the win still there for the taking both teams came out very positive. Harriers 2 got the first two points of the quarter but after that Kings really did start playing as well as everyone knew they could. The Kings went on a 18-2 run which saw Simmonds and Humphreys adding four and Rapley an impressive twelve for the quarter. The quarter ended 34-17 with Kings firmly in control heading in to the fourth.
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