Category: General News

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

So, the festivities are over and it’s back to work and down to the real graft that comes with the second half of a Warwickshire Basketball season. The fixtures now come thick and fast starting from next Monday when Division One leaders Arden Griffins travel to Aylesford Hawks while second placed Tile Hill Trojans 1 host Leamington Spartans. Tamworth Tigers, chasing the leaders play at home to Rugby Rage with Warwick China Red entertaining Tile Hill Trojans 2.

In Division Two, unbeaten JM Grizzlies are due to travel to Nuneaton Predators 2 – hopefully back in action following their temporary voluntary suspension in December, then Grizzlies play again to make it two in three days when Team Rebels visit The Bridge. The other games next week take place at Leamington, Hereward College and Grace Academy.

Finally, as we start up again, please do not forget to send in any pictures you might have from your matches so we can include them in THE BEAR FACTS and our weekly Press Release which is supported by the Coventry Telegraph.

 

 

 

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 National League

Division Three           Doncaster Eagles 88-78 Coventry Flames

Derby Trailblazers II 116-112 Warwickshire Hawks

Youth Basketball League (YBL)

Under 15                 Bromsgrove Bears 47-69 Coventry Tornadoes

HAWKS AND FLAMES DOWN AGAIN……                       

Warwickshire Hawks’ Coach Alex Birch will be looking for a change in fortune when his side comes out of hibernation next, following their three defeats in the National League Division Three before Christmas.

Hawks were beaten narrowly when they made the trip to Derby just before the break and they more than held their own in the first half before a disastrous third period saw them slip from a two-point advantage to trail 91-78. They won the final period but it was too little too late as Mark Yates led with 29 and Curtis Hadley scored 25.

They go on the road again this weekend with a fixture at Mansfield Giants.

For further information on Hawks Contact Alex Birch…………..Telephone 07525853423

Coventry Flames who lost out at home to Doncaster Eagles, had to face the league leaders once more the following weekend and they came very close to causing an upset before capitulating and going down 88-78.

Flames led the first but were caught and were level at 43-43 at half-time. Eagles were three up with ten minutes left but the visitors’ resistance broke and the Yorkshire side managed to keep their unbeaten record intact.

All Flames’ details can be obtained from Rob Eddonac2704@coventry.ac.uk

COMMITTEE MEETING NEXT WEEK….

There is a meeting of the Warwickshire Basketball Executive Committee next WEDNESDAY 8th January at The Citrus Hotel Ryton-on-Dunsmore starting at 7.00pm.

 WALKING BASKETBALL TO START ON TUESDAYS….

Walking Basketball, successfully launched by Trojans in 2017 opens a new chapter this month when sessions begin on Tuesday mornings. With the support of Dec Connolly at Woodlands Academy, the sport will continue its growth with a series of one-hour programmes which will commence at 10am from 14th January and will cater for the Over 50 age group of players. It is hoped to get people “off the couch” and into some activity so the Walking Basketball will be targeting beginners or people who have not played for many a year and wish to get going again.

The cost is £4 and spaces are limited so if you know anyone who might be interested in joining up tell them to e mail for further details …… info@trojansbasketball.co.uk.

 HANDICAP CUP COMPETITIONS DRAW REMINDER….

Bob Castledine Cup                  Rugby Rage v Warwick China Red, Tamworth Tigers v Tile Hill Trojans 2

Tile Hill Trojans 1 v Arden Griffins, Aylesford Hawks v Leamington Spartans

Challenge Cup              – Westwood Rhinos v Nuneaton Predators 1, Leamington Spartans 2 v Coventry Tornadoes 1, Ernesford Eagles v Coventry Tornadoes 2, Team Rebels v Tile Hill Trojans 3

Nuneaton Predators 2 v JM Grizzlies

First round ties are due to be played during week commencing 20th January 2020

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!

On behalf of the Warwickshire Basketball League THE BEAR FACTS sends Christmas wishes to all our players, coaches, table officials, referees and team followers.

Many games have taken place since we began the season back at the end of September and both of our Divisions house just one unbeaten team, with Arden Griffins leading the way in Division One and, JM Grizzlies holding on to their 100% record in the Second.  We are grateful to the Clubs who have sent us action and team photographs and we like this one of Sean Maudsley scoring for Nuneaton 1 last week against Westwood Rhinos. Lloyd has kept us well stocked with pictures and we would love to receive more from the other sides.

The games get underway again on Monday 6th January so there is little itme to relax, but whatever you are doing over the festive period we wish you a happy and   peaceful time.

RESULTS…..RESULTS….RESULTS..RESULTS…..

National League

Division Three           Sheffield Sabres 87-79 Coventry Flames

Coventry Flames 70-81 Doncaster Eagles

Birmingham Mets 99-90 Warwickshire Hawks

Under 16                 Coventry Elite 51-54 Coventry Tornadoes – correction

Leicestershire Ladies League

Melton Mowbray 0-20 Tile Hill Trojans

Youth Basketball League (YBL)

Under 15 LTG Cup    Coventry Tornadoes 53-74 West Brom Basketball

Under 13 LTG Cup    Warwickshire Hawks 56-59 West Brom Basketball

Coventry Tornadoes 56-52 Stourport Spartans

HAWKS AND FLAMES BOTH SLIP UP……                      

There was no Christmas cheer in either camp as both Warwickshire Hawks and Coventry Flames lost out in a busy weekend.

Hawks’ Mark Larner said “We were awful particularly in the final quarter when we just could not find the net.” But the damage was done in the opening half when the Warwickshire side trailed 47-33. A rally in the third quarter gave them some hope and they actually took the lead, but once it got tough in the fourth Hawks hit the buffers and Birmingham Mets cashed in. Tom Grayling led Hawks on 22 with Curtis Hadley one back on 21.

They go on the road again this weekend with a fixture at Derby Trailblazers on Sunday.

For Hawks Contact Alex Birch  …………..Telephone 07525853423

Coventry Flames headed north to Sheffield on Saturday, but returned home pointless after losing to Sabres 87-79, before on Sunday afternoon they entertained league-leaders Doncaster Eagles and suffered a similar fate, going down 70-81. They now face the daunting task of yet another trip to Yorkshire tomorrow (Saturday) when they meet up with last week’s opponents Doncaster in the return match.

 

For Flames Contact Rob Eddonac2704@coventry.ac.uk

 

ALL THE FORTHCOMING FIXTURES WILL BE LISTED IN OUR NEW YEAR EDITION OF THE BEAR FACTS AND WE HOPE TO HAVE LEAGUE TABLES FROM ALL ROUND OUR REGION SO YOU CAN SEE HOW WELL OUR TEAMS ARE DOING.

LOOK OUT FOR THE BEAR FACTS IN YOUR IN-BOX ON FRIDAY 3RD JANUARY!

HAWKS LIFTED BY ‘PREMIUM’ BOND!

Joel de Lara Bond shot the lights out at Moreton Morrell as he dropped in 43 points to bring some Christmas spirit to Aylesford Hawks as Warwick China Red failed to get any presents. Hawks raced into a 20-6 lead and extended this to a massive 45-14 before half-time and de Lara Bond (pictured) was unstoppable, particularly in the third quarter when he slipped home three three-pointers inside a couple of minutes to down the visitors.  The games at Tile Hill 1 and Arden – again were called off with both Tamworth and Leamington failing to raise five players, but Rugby’s match with Tile Hill Trojans 2 goes ahead tonight. Team Rebels bounced back to winning ways with a victory over          Coventry Tornadoes while Nuneaton Predators, still sorting out their differences with the second team, brought forward their first team’s visit to Westwood Rhinos and walked off with maximum points. Ernesford Eagles took the six to Tile Hill Trojans 3 where they led for the opening half before Trojans took control to win and go back to second.

SCOREBOARD OPPORTUNITY FOR CLUBS AND CENTRES……

Is your club thinking of investing in a new scoreboard? If so Warwickshire Basketball have been passed the details of one supplier by our old friend Bob Hope and this model is one of several available at Sportserve, suppliers to the BBL.

 Their desk-mounted board (pictured) comes in at £630 including VAT and Warwickshire Basketball members are offered a 10% discount from this making it one of the most attractive boards on the market. It also comes with an optional remote control for easier use and would be a real asset for either your club or the sports centre where you play – why not talk to them! For further information contact Andrew Evans – andy@sportserve.co.uk  

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National League

Division Three           Coventry Flames 72-71 University of Wolverhampton

Stoke-on-Trent Knights 111-91 Warwickshire Hawks

Under 18                 Coventry Tornadoes 81-86 Leicester Riders

Under 16                 Coventry Elite 51-54 Coventry Tornadoes

British Wheelchair League

Premier Division        CWBA 1 73-44 Exeter Otters

Division One            CWBA 2 37-52 Jaguars

Division Three          CWBA 3 26-56 Plymouth Raiders

Youth Basketball League (YBL)

Under 17                 Coventry Elite 74-50 Yardley Defenders

Under 15                 Coventry Elite 53-62 Warwickshire Hawks

JM Grizzlies 29-79 Nuneaton Predators

West Brom Basketball 86-44 Coventry Tornadoes

Under 13                 Nuneaton Predators 42-59 Warwickshire Hawks

Coventry Tornadoes 72-21 Walsall 99ers

HAWKS TOASTED AS FLAMES SINGE WOLVES……                          

Warwickshire Hawks poor run of form in the NBL Division Three continued as they were hammered 111-91 by Stoke-on-Trent Knights last weekend. They were all at sea from the off and trailed 64-32 at half-time before a recovery in the third quarter gave Coach Alex Birch some hope, but too much damage had been done and even 31 points from Curtis Hadley could not stop the rampant Knights for whom K Jones hit 52.

Hawks now travel to Birmingham Mets tomorrow (Saturday @ 2pm).

For Hawks Contact Alex Birch –  alexbirch07@yahoo.co.uk  …………..Telephone 07525853423

Coventry Flames took maximum points once again, this time by the narrowest of margins as they won 72-71 over University of Wolverhampton to leap-frog Hawks in the Division Three table. It was tight throughout the encounter and Flames trailed by four going into the final quarter before pulling it out of the fire. They have two games this week, starting with a trip to Sheffield tomorrow followed by a home game against unbeaten leaders Doncaster on Sunday at the Coventry Leisure Centre starting at 2.45pm.

For Flames Contact Rob Eddonac2704@coventry.ac.uk

NEW WEBSITE FOR JM GRIZZLIES……

One of our long-serving member clubs Warwick-based JM Grizzlies have launched their brand-new website as they continue the growth of the sport in the town. Ian A’Kempis has developed basketball in the Kenilworth, Warwick and Leamington areas and the Club caters for players of both sexes in age groups ranging from 7 to senior with the new website aiming to assist the Club’s growth.

You can see the website by clicking on this link – www.jmgrizzlies.co.uk

 

 WISE WORDS FROM HALL OF FAMER PAUL……

 Hall of Famer Paul Farndon (see Warwickshire Basketball website) is still on our mailing list and has written following our recent item concerning the number of technical fouls being issued by our referees. Paul pictured) a referee of repute and now living down South reminds all participants in our great sport of the following:

  1. You are not playing for money.
  2. If you win, good for you.  If you lose then be gracious in defeat as you have lost nothing more than a game.
  3. Have you noticed the average age of officials appears to be rising each year?  Ask yourself why there are fewer replacements coming through, and are you one of those players who give the officials a hard time, but have never blown a whistle?
  4. Without referees you won’t be playing that much, and certainly not in a competitive arena.
  5. Enjoy the game, play hard but fair and, if you can, have a beer with your opponents and the referees afterwards! You’ll feel much better if you do.

Our thanks go to Paul, not only for his forty-odd years of service to Warwickshire Basketball but for his words of advice – players, coaches AND referees take note!

 

JAMIE’S SHOOTING IS OH SO COUL!

Debut-man Jamie Coulson took all the honours as Rugby Rage beat Leamington Spartans 1 with two free-shots and the clock standing at zero to send the South Warwickshire side home pointless. Coulson (pictured while with Tornadoes), who has been out of the game with a serious injury made his comeback, this time in the Rugby colours and made an immediate impact but saved thebest till last as he calmly slotted home his two shots to send Rage into a frenzy. Then, to add insult ot injury the Leamington second-string met a similar fate at Westwood as they too sent down by a single point to complete a miserable week.

Ernesford Eagles started the ball rolling last Friday when they defeated Rebels by two, but that was nothing compared to these fixtures which went even closer to the wire. There were regulation victories for both Arden Griffins and Tile Hill Trojans 1, before Tamworth Tigers followed suit to consolidate third place, while Aylesford hawks and Rugby fight it out for fourth and fifth. Division Two leaders Nuneaton 1 had a tough fight but came through against Trojans 3, Nuneaton’s second team are on a sabbatical until after Christmas, with their game at Westwood next week being taken by the first team – the fixture with Predators 2 will be slotted in later.

SAFEGUARDING – HELP ON WEBSITE……

THE SAFEGUARDING OF YOUNG AND VULNERABLE PEOPLE IS PARAMOUNT AND THE COMMITTEE AT WARWICKSHIRE  BASKETBALL HAVE NOW ADDED GUIDELINES TO THE LEAGUE WEBSITE IN ORDER THAT THE ULTIMATE PROTECTION IS GIVEN TO PLAYERS SPECTATORS AND PARTICIPANTS.  DETAILS ARE TO BE FOUND UNDER THE “SAFEGUARDING” HEADER AND THE DOWNLOAD SECTION.

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National League

Division Three           Mansfield Giants 78-91 Coventry Flames

Warwickshire Hawks 79-81 Stourport Spartans

Under 16                 Coventry Tornadoes v City of Birmingham – postponed

 

Youth Basketball League (YBL)

Under 15                 Tamworth Tigers 57-86 Coventry Elite

Nuneaton Predators 59-43 Yardley Defenders

Coventry Tornadoes 57-55 Stourport Spartans

Under 13               Arden Griffins 62-55 Nuneaton Predators

Coventry Tornadoes 20-0 Frankly Falcons

 

HAWKS CRASH TO LOSS AS FLAMES BURN BRIGHTLY……                               

Warwickshire Hawks crashed to a spectacular home defeat at the hands of Stourport Spartans, letting a 17 lead go in the final quarter after being 70-53 up into the last ten.

It had all looked comfortable for the Hawks, leading 41-34 at half-time and extending this in style, before that almighty stumble which left them on their knees. Mark Yates led for Hawks on 18 and Curtis Hadley had 16 for the Hawks who visit Stoke on Trent Knights tomorrow (Saturday).

For Hawks Contact Alex Birch –  alexbirch07@yahoo.co.uk  …………..Telephone 07525853423

 

Coventry Flames fared differently as they travelled to Mansfield Giants and took all the points as they won 91-78. Flames were in superior mode either side of half-time when they built their lead, going 47-41 up at the break before adding a further seven in the third to get the result they wanted. This Sunday Flames entertain University of Wolverhampton at the Coventry Leisure Centre starting at 2.45pm.

 

 

For Flames Contact Rob Eddonac2704@coventry.ac.uk

PREDATORS ROCKET TO THE TOP IN BONFIRE WEEK!

Nuneaton Predators, who finished last season at the bottom of Division Two, sit proudly at the top with an unbeaten 4-0 record after their win at Team Rebels this week bringing great satisfaction to player/coach Lloyd Taylor (pictured in blue). Coventry Tornadoes could join them if they manage to beat Ernesford Eagles tonight but JM Grizzlies were unable to add to their three-game winning streak as Westwood Rhinos called off their match last night due to acute player shortages and Trojans 3 downed Spartans 2.

Aylesford Hawks were put to the sword once again, this time at Tile Hill Trojans 1 and will probably have to be satisfied with third place in Division One – if they manage to recover from their current player shortage and resultant slump in form. Tamworth Tigers took Arden Griffins to overtime following their narrow loss at Rugby Rage last Friday, and Leamington edged out Trojans 2 while Rage receive Warwick China Red tonight.

EAGLES DUMP HAWKS  – FLAMES BURN SPARTANS……

Warwickshire Hawks travelled North once again but, unlike last week when they returned home triumphant they were downhearted as they lost to Doncaster Eagles 84-71.

Hawks were 47-43 down at half-time but foul trouble cost them their intensity and Eagles cashed in at the end of a good, exciting game

More on Warwickshire Hawks from alexbirch07@yahoo.co.uk

 

Coventry Flames took the points at Stourport where they defeated Spartans 80-74 with a superb final quarter. Flames at home this week on Sunday 10th November 2.45pm to Stoke-on-Trent Knights.

More on Coventry Flames from Rob Eddon – ac2704@coventry.ac.uk

 

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National League

Division Three           Doncaster Eagles 87-76 Warwickshire Hawks

Stourport Spartans 74-80 Coventry Flames

Under 18                 Coventry Tornadoes 84-71 City of Birmingham Rockets

Under 16                 City of Birmingham 59-34 Warwickshire Hawks

 

 

British Wheelchair League

Division 3                Derby Wheelblazers 40-34 CWBA 3

 

 

Youth Basketball League (YBL)

Under 17                 WBA D-Squad 54-85 Coventry Elite

Under 15                 Coventry Tornadoes 67-49 Leadonites A Squad

JM Grizzlies 37-74 Leicester Riders

Tamworth Tigers 77-46 Yardley Defenders

Under 13                 Warwickshire Hawks 59-46 Yardley Defenders

HAWKS HALLOWEEN HORROR SHOW!

The big crunch at the top of Division One took place at St Peter’s School and it was Arden Griffins who triumphed to remain unbeaten as Aylesford Hawks crashed by 55. Tile Hill Trojans 1 took just five players to Leamington where Spartans 1 tried their best to upset the form-book, but Trojans went home the happier side. This followed their second team’s first win of the season over Warwick China Red and Rugby Rage host Tamworth Tigers tonight at Harris School. Ernesford Eagles suffered their first loss at Nuneaton Predators 1 who are going well in Division Two, as are JM Grizzlies who took maximum points from their two games in three days against Rebels and Nuneaton 2. Coventry Tornadoes came good in the final minutes to beat Leamington 2 and Westwood Rhinos slipped up against Tile Hill Trojans 3 as Trojans’ Trevor Robinson grabbed 32 points in his second game in 24 hours as Jack Ford dominated the scoring for Rhinos with 35.

HAWKS AND FLAMES BOTH WIN LAST WEEKEND……

Warwickshire Hawks went on the road to Sheffield and brought home the points as they hammered Sabres with a mighty second-half defensive display, yielding just ten points in the entire half. They led 38-33 at the interval before running riot to land an 82-43 win with Ash Dickson and Curtis Hadley both on 18 points. More on Warwickshire Hawks from alexbirch07@yahoo.co.uk

 Coventry Flames gained their first win when they eased past Derbyshire Arrows U23 squad 82-76 at The Coventry Leisure Centre. Flames are preparing to host the local fixture between themselves and Hawks on Sunday 19th November 2.45pm. More on Coventry Flames from Rob Eddon – ac2704@coventry.ac.uk

REFEREES WANTED URGENTLY………….…

Referees are urgently required for the following games: Coventry Elite – at Finham Park 2 School, Torrington Avenue, Coventry.                 

 Saturday 2nd November @ 11.30pm – TWO OFFICIALS NEEDED…..Contact Jackie Rossboroughmemine274@gmail.com or call 07814 531817

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National League

Division Three           Sheffield Sabres 43-82 Warwickshire Hawks

Coventry Flames 82-76 Derbyshire Arrows U23

Under 16                 Warwickshire Hawks 55-96 Worcester Bears

Northampton Titans Purple 63-68 Coventry Elite

 

 

Youth Basketball League (YBL)

 Under 15                 Coventry Tornadoes 57-68 West Brom

Walsall 99ers 59-67 Nuneaton Predators

JM Grizzlies 51-72 Tamworth Tigers

 

Under 13                 Coventry Tornadoes 73-21 West Brom

Under 11                 Coventry Tornadoes 20-2 Warwickshire Hawks

Coventry Tornadoes 6-11 Tamworth Tigers 1

Tamworth Tigers 1 26-4 Tamworth Tigers 2

Warwickshire Hawks 10-2 Tamworth Tigers 2

Coventry Tornadoes 5-0 Nuneaton Predators

Tamworth Tigers 1 28-1 Warwickshire Hawks

Coventry Tornadoes 14-6 Tamworth Tigers 2

 Leicestershire Ladies League

Leicester Cannons 52-32 Tile Hill Trojans

HAWKS & GRIFFINS SET PACE!

Three games and three wins – that is the proud record of the Division One pace-setters Aylesford Hawks and Arden Griffins who lead the way ahead of last season’s champions Tile Hill Trojans 1. Now the fun starts as the pair meet at St. Peter’s School on Thursday and the following Monday Hawks go to Hereward College where Trojans, still smarting after their home loss to Griffins will be waiting. Either Trojans 2 or Warwick China Red will get their first victory when the two go head-to-head on Monday and Tamworth Tigers will be looking to put one over their rivals Rugby Rage next Friday evening.

In Division Two, Westwood Rhinos lead the way but have lost one game, unlike Ernesford Eagles, who visit Nuneaton 1 – also defending a 2-0 record. Coventry Tornadoes join the group with a zero in the loss column while JM Grizzlies, who have played one, won one have two games in three days and will be looking to preserve their unbeaten record.

HAWKS HOME WIN LAST WEEKEND……

Warwickshire Hawks made it two from two as they followed up on their victory over Derby Trailblazers with a ten-point result against University of Wolverhampton in the National League Division Three. Hawks took the first quarter 23-12 but lost the second by two. They then moved away in the third and were led home by Matt Yates (22 points) and Tom Edwards (15).

………..More on Warwickshire Hawks from alexbirch07@yahoo.co.uk ……..

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National League

Division Three           Warwickshire Hawks 72-62 University of Wolverhampton

Birmingham Mets 98-72 Coventry Flames

Under 18                 Coventry Tornadoes 91-86 Leicester Warriors

Under 16                 Coventry Tornadoes 64-73 Worcester Bears

Shropshire Warriors 79-61 Warwickshire Hawks

National Cup           

Under 18                 Coventry Tornadoes 61-72 Milton Keynes Trojans

Youth Basketball League (YBL)

 Under 17                 Coventry Tornadoes 93-60 Leadonites D Squad

 Under 15                 Coventry Tornadoes 50-76 West Brom Basketball

JM Grizzlies 51-72 Tamworth Tigers

Warwickshire Hawks 105-36 Yardley Defenders

Under 13                   Nuneaton Predators 85-52 Yardley Defenders

Bromsgrove Bears 43-73 Warwickshire Hawks

Coventry Tornadoes 86-23 WBA D Squad

Redditch Rookies 34-47 Coventry Elite

TORNADOES STORM TO SECOND WIN

Coventry Tornadoes seem to have developed a liking to close finishes as they chalked up their second narrow victory in a matter of days. And their unlikely hero was their player/coach Paul Adams who scored their last six points in a frantic finish at Woodlands where they defeated Team Rebels 60-56. Adams, at 6’11” has the nickname of Tall Paul and he certainly stood tall when he and his side went four points down in the final quarter of their Division Two encounter. Adrian Fonacier, who was their top scorer with 22 points then dropped in two, followed by Michael Stokes and Adams to put them ahead, but Tornadoes showed their defensive qualities as Rebels became desperate for a score. It went basket for basket to the final minute when Adams struck gold to steer Tornadoes to victory from the free-throw line.

Ernesford Eagles had their own big man Ben Clarke to thank for their win at Tile Hill Trojans 3. Clarke dominated the boards at both ends of the court as Trojans floundered and went 39-15 down by half-time before switching their defensive play and pulling things back. But the damage was already done and Eagles took the points 68-45 with Clarke leading on 16. Westwood Rhinos were too good for their hosts Nuneaton Predators 2 as Jack Ford slammed in another thirty points to make it 84 in two games, and JM Grizzlies made their first fixture a memorable one as they outsmarted Leamington Spartans 2 68-36 with Daniel Valente and Harry Addaway leading the charge.

Defence was the key to the game at Tamworth, where Trojans 1 kept the usually high-scoring Tigers to the mid-forties despite having four of their regular starters missing. Trojans also lost Farouk Bello who was involved in a collision early on and their remaining six men battled it out to win 66-46. Arden Griffins provided the fireworks once the touch-paper had been lit at Leamington Spartans 1 as they rocketed to a 100-51 victory and Aylesford Hawks welcomed Warwick china Red to their first game of the season with a convincing 64-46 win to make it three from three.

Rugby Rage got their win column moving as they came out tops 76-64 at Hereward College, where Trojans 2 were on the wrong end of a first quarter pasting. Without their two leading scorers, Trojans gave debuts to the two teenage Duckers brothers and despite leading early on, the experienced Rugby side had too many aces in their pack, none more so than fourteen-year old Callum Martin who gave a display far beyond his years to land 22 points with Guntars Trabliks on 19 as Ben Linnett replied with 20 for Trojans.

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 British Wheelchair League

Premier League        Sheffield Steelers 1 54-40 CWBA 1

CWBA 1 79-30 Northern Ireland Knights

Division One            Aces 57-44 CWBA 2

CWBA 2 54-43 Blackhawks

Division Three          CWBA 3 34-24 Blackhawks 2

 National League

Division Three           Warwickshire Hawks 76-70 Derby Trailblazers II

Under 16                 City of Birmingham III 84-60 Coventry Elite

Warwickshire Hawks  54-82 Coventry Tornadoes

National Cup           

Under 16                 Cheshire Phoenix 61-51 Coventry Tornadoes

Youth Basketball League (LTG Cup)

Under 17                 Frankley Falcons 87-77 Coventry Tornadoes

Under 15                 Nuneaton Predators 57-81 Frankley Falcons

West Brom 54-40 Warwickshire Hawks

Shrewsbury Storm 37-74 Coventry Tornadoes

Under 13                 Frankley Falcons 32-83 Coventry Tornadoes

Leicestershire Ladies League

Tile Hill Trojans v Melton Mowbray – postponed

RIDERS OFFER TICKET DEAL…

Leicester Riders are our nearest BBL side and a poster advertising their offers is also attached to the e mail in which today’s issue of THE BEAR FACTS arrived.

 If you want further details on the Riders offers you can also contact them at groups@leicesterriders.co.uk or call the hot-line 0116 2558635

JACK’S THE RIPPER FOR RHINOS!

NEWS ON FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER

Westwood Rhinos’ leading scorer Jack Ford ripped a massive 53 points in his side’s 75-61 victory over Leamington Spartans 2 at Newbold Comyn. Relegated Ernesford Eagles showed that they are to be a power in Division Two as they hammered Nuneaton Predators 2, while Predators’ first team went to the top of the league with their second win of the season, this time at Tile Hill Trojans 3. In Division One, Arden Griffins and Aylesford Hawks remain unbeaten following their victories over Warwick China Red and Tamworth Tigers respectively. There was a friendly rivalry at Hereward College where Tile Hill Trojans 1 defeated their Second team despite having three players missing.

 Don’t forget that unless you are registered with Basketball England you will not be allowed to compete or officiate in the league or cup so, unless you have done this already – get cracking!  https://www.basketballengland.co.uk/become-a-be-member/

RIDERS OFFER TICKET DEAL…

Leicester Riders are our nearest BBL side and a poster advertising their offers is also attached to the e mail in which today’s issue of THE BEAR FACTS arrived.  If you want further details on the Riders offers you can also contact them at groups@leicesterriders.co.uk or call the hot-line 0116 2558635

 

 

GRIFFINS STUN CHAMPS IN OPENER!

Arden Griffins, Division 1 runners-up last season stunned Tile Hill Trojans 1 by coming from behind to land a 77-68 opening-night win over the current champions at Hereward College.

Aylesford Hawks took on newly-promoted Rugby Rage and got their season off to a flier too, to land a tasty victory, as did Tamworth Tigers, when they faced up to Tile Hill Trojans 2 at The Rawlett Centre.

In Division 2, Nuneaton Predators 1 took three points from newcomers Leamington 2 while last night Predators’ second string lost a six point lead in the final two minutes at Trojans 3 and Westwood went down by the narrowest of margins at home to reincarnated Tornadoes.