Latest news posts containing the 'U19s' tag
This past Saturday saw the Lord Taverners British Wheelchair Basketball junior league finals with teams throughout the UK taking part in Under 15s and 19s action among them the South All Stars Under 19s made up of a combination of players from 7 southern clubs including Berkshire's Thames Valley Kings.
The South All Stars Under 19s first saw a huge quarter finals win 32-13 in a match up against London Titans 1 before moving on to the Semi final with London Titans 2. The Semi final was a tough match with Titans 2 powering out in the second half to win 31-14, to set up a bronze medal playoff for the All Stars against Sheffield Steelers.
In an nail-biting match up against Steelers, the All Stars edged away 27-23 and were crowned Bronze medal winners adding to the South Under 19s cup the team won in February, which saw a huge roar from the all stars supporters
His team mate - Reece Barker, from Wokingham who was Forward for the All Stars said "It was a Quality team effort and I'm happy we improved on last year's result"
Reece's father and Thames Valley Kings assistant coach Grant added "It was a brilliant day with a great atmosphere. It was great seeing Reece and Joe playing so well after working so closely with them over the season. Well done guys"
In case you missed it - Saturday was the first fixture round for British Wheelchair Basketball Lord's Taverners Junior League in Bracknell - The Kings where one of the 6 teams forming the Super Duper - South All Stars.... It was great to see so many young faces being so competitive!
The ResultsSouth All Stars U15s 8 - 26 London All Stars U15s
South All Stars U15s 14 - 0 Ace Hornets U15s
South All Stars U19s 38 - 10 Blackhawks U19s
South All Stars U19s 15- 20 LondonTitans U19s
South All Stars U19s 37 - 20 Aces Hornets U19s
This report was written by the Carl and Dean at Tornados, the club we partnered with for Junior League. Huge Shout out goes to them both - don't forget to follow them on Twitter @TornadosWBball
CWSC Phoenix 08-24 TornadosKings
Having qualified for the Junior league finals in Nottingham, Tornados Kings kicked off their day with a tough opening fixture against CWSC Phoenix, both teams knew that the outcome of this match would determine how high they could finish in the final standing ... so stakes were high.
TornadosKings came out of the gates strong, looking dangerous at the offensive end, whilst stopping Phoenix''s offence with tough defence. Signs were looking bright for TK going into halftime, but they knew the job was only half done with the score at 6-14 in favor of TK.
The 2nd half started and it was more of the same, from Tornados Kings with the momentum they gathered from the 1st half seem to be continuing into to the 2nd, it meant that there offensive pressure and disciplined defence was too much for Phoenix as TK saw the game out with a solid 8-24 win. This meant TK secured the 1st semi final spot, and now was looking at a top 4 finish.
The scores were:
Reece 8, Tom 8, Lewis 6 & Joe 2
Manchester Mavericks 30-18 Tornadoskings
Manchester Mavericks were next on the horizon for Tornados Kings in the first semi final of the day, so with a lot to play for, it was Game on!
The match started and in the early stages Tornados Kings looked a little nervous, this resulted in both their offence and defence being affected and Mavericks were soon to capitalise on that and started to build a lead 9-0 however as the half drew to an end TK grew into the game and was more composed at the offensive end whilst playing tougher defence TK closed the gap, but at the interval it was Mavericks with the lead 18-10
The 2nd half was much closer affair with both teams coming out strong and trading baskets however, although TK had a much improved half Manchester''s lead stayed intact as the game ended 30-18 to the Mavericks. TornadosKings were now heading for the bronze medal match.
The scorers were:
Tom 10, Recce 4, Joe 2 & Lewis 2
The final fixture of Tornados Kings junior league season saw them come up against a strong Jaguars side in the bronze medal match so both teams were determined to end on a high.
Jaguars started the game stronger, with TK struggling to convert there chances and although they were giving it there all, fatigue was beginning to show due to having no subs all day and with jaguars being able to rotate there line-up it enabled them to go into halftime with a 6-21 lead due to them being clinical at the offensive end.
Similar to the semi final Tornados Kings came out rejuvenated in the 2nd half with their shots were droping but unfortunately so were jaguars and although the half finished level Jaguars got the win 31-16
The scorers were:
Lewis 8, Recce 4 & Tom 4
TK just missed out on the medal in there debut season of junior league, however everyone connected with Tornados Kings can be proud of what they achieved having one of the smallest squads throughout the whole competition and finishing 4th in the country.
Other News ArticlesJuly 10 2017 - Kings will making an appearance on That's TV Thames Valley this evening!
July 8 2017 - Kings at Holly Spring School in Bracknell Today
March 15 2017 - Divsion Four team battle in the first round of British Wheelchair Basketball National League Division 4 Group C
March 13 2017 - Kings return to Junior League action in Round 3
March 11 2017 - Kings vs Wolves
March 10 2017 - Kings News weekending 10th March 2017
March 6 2017 - Kings vs Wolves this Saturday
February 27 2017 - Junior league team in action this weekend
February 23 2017 - Kings hit the headlines
February 19 2017 - Aces pick up win against Kings