TOP TWO TO CLASH IN CUP!

The holders of the Bob Castledine Memorial Handicap Cup versus the past winners sets the scene for Round One of the 2019-20 competition. Then add to that it’s the past winners of the Warwickshire Basketball League versus the previous winners and you could not get a better build-up to the game which takes place at Hereward College on Monday night. All the other ties take place next week too, apart from the fixture at The XCEL where Westwood have had to call off their home game with Nuneaton 1 after being denied their court for booking reasons. In this week’s fixtures JM Grizzlies were awarded the points in their game with Rhinos after the Westwood club could not field a side. Where there WAS action Nuneaton were real Predators as they stole the points in the dying minutes at Ernesford last Friday. Leamington and China Red both gained valuable victories and Tornadoes’ tale of woe continued when Eagles soared over them. Division One leaders Arden and Tile Hill 1 both had wins too and it was a good week for Leamington who did the “double” over Trojans with 2 and 3 going down to Spartans.

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National League

Division Three           Coventry Flames 91-84 Birmingham Mets

University of Wolverhampton 76-85 Warwickshire Hawks

Under 16                 Warwickshire Hawks 40-63 Coventry Tornadoes

Coventry Elite 91-76 Sevenoaks Suns

Youth Basketball League (YBL)

Under 17                 Coventry Elite 53-97 West Bromwich Basketball

Coventry Tornadoes 114-52 Stourport Spartans

Under 15                 Coventry Elite 65-34 Yardley Defenders

Tamworth Tigers 29-84 Warwickshire Hawks

Nuneaton Predators 77-54 Walsall 99ers

Coventry Tornadoes 53-47 Bromsgrove Bears

Under 13             Yardley Defenders 41-46 Warwickshire Hawks

Coventry Elite 69-28 Nuneaton Predators

Coventry Tornadoes 86-47 Bourneville Bears

HAWKS DANCE WITH WOLVES AND FLAMES NET THE METS……                       

Warwickshire Hawks made a wretched start to their away fixture in the National League Division Three when they slipped to 13-28 at University of Birmingham, and it cost them the points as they finished on the wrong end of an 85-76 result.

Despite winning the second quarter 25-14 they could not break the Wolves’ resistance as Hawks’ scoring was once again led by Curtis Hadley who made 22 points and Austin Dickson 14.

They finally play at home tomorrow (Saturday) when they entertain Sheffield Sabres at 5pm at Moreton Morrell where they are looking to attract a good crowd.

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

Coventry Flames got their act in order to defeat Birmingham Mets II 91-84 with a controlled display despite being threatened in the third quarter by their visitors.

Coach Rob Eddon was delighted with the result, for his side contains nine players  who hail from the City and most of the squad are under 23. Flames had a purple patch when they took a 54-42 lead into the interval, and despite losing the third they kept their nerve to get the win. Flames travel to Dronfield Sports Centre this weekend for their game against Derbyshire Arrows U23.

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

WALKING BASKETBALL CONTINUES EACH TUESDAY….

Walking Basketball, sessions began last Tuesday morning at Woodlands Academy and continues each week for the foreseeable future. This is a series of one-hour programmes which commence at 10am caters for the Over 50 age group of players. 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 details …… info@trojansbasketball.co.uk.

IT’S DÉJÀ VU FOR GRIFFINS!

The second-half of the season started as the first half ended with Arden Griffins, and Luke Hatfield (pictured) dominating things court-wise, this time with a resounding win over Aylesford Hawks. Leamington Spartans had to call off their visit to Tile Hill with more than half of their team still enjoying their Continental trips, but Warwick China Red managed to get six players back in time to entertain Tile Hill Trojans 2 who made them pay for their shortages. Tamworth Tigers enjoyed their return to the action with Neil Evans in sparkling form from outside the arc as Tigers left Rage floundering at Rawlett to go into second place in the table. JM Grizzlies blasted Nuneaton’s youngsters out of it with a “ton” of points at Jubilee and hooray for Leamington 2 who gained their econd win at the expense of Coventry Tornadoes as two other games were called off due to court problems and Eagles dare tonight as Nuneaton 1 come to town. Please note Aylesford Hawks tip-off time is 8.00pm NOT 8.15pm as previously advertised

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National League

Division Three           Coventry Flames 57-79 City of Birmingham

Mansfield Giants 66-95 Warwickshire Hawks

Under 18                 Rutland Thunder 62-109 Coventry Elite

Under 16                 Warwickshire Hawks 48-50 Northants Titans Purple

Coventry Elite 42-74 West Bromwich Albion

Coventry Tornadoes 65-67 City of Birmingham Rockets II

 Youth Basketball League (YBL)

Under 17                 Coventry Elite 54-43 Team SLAM

Under 15                 Coventry Tornadoes 102-33 Leadonites D Squad

Under 13                 Yardley Defenders 69-14 Arden Griffins

HAWKS SLAY GIANTS AND FLAMES DOUSED……           

Warwickshire Hawks bounced back to form with a thrilling away victory at Mansfield Giants after three pre-Christmas defeats in the National League Division Three. Hawks were led by Curtis Hadley who slotted home 31 points in a game which saw them leading 50-37 at half-time, before a great third quarter brought them a 27-11 domination of the Giants with an even final period closing the game. Mark Yates added 14 and Austin Dickson 11. They go on the road again this weekend with a fixture at University of Wolverhampton. For further information on Hawks Contact Alex Birch…………..Telephone 07525853423

Coventry Flames crashed to their sixth loss when they went down 57-79 at home to City of Birmingham Rockets. Flames struggled from the off and found themselves 24-15 adrift with ten minutes on the clock and an equally poor second period left them with too much to do to pick up anything from the game. After trailing 47-30, they made a fist of it after the break but COB were too canny and took home the points as Anderson made 17 and Samuel 11 for the home side.

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

GET REGISTERED NOW…….

All clubs are reminded that Warwickshire Basketball League Rules state that all players must be registered prior to 31st January and only those given special dispensation will be allowed to play in competitive games after that. In addition any person wishing to play in the handicap cup competitions MUST have played at least THREE league games for the side he wishes to play in.

 PLEASE – DON’T HIT THE HIGH NOTES!….

We have received a comment from two of our referees that they have once more been presented with a £50 note for payment for their officiating. Whilst this is appreciated, of course there must be some change given back and it was fortunate that the officials had sufficient money in their wallets to return to the club. Knowing that referees’ fees average around £20 we ask all clubs to ensure that they do NOT present such high currency in the future.

 WALKING BASKETBALL TO START NEXT TUESDAY….

Walking Basketball, sessions begin on Tuesday morning 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.

 

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

INJURY STOPS GAME IN OVERTIME!

Warwick China Red’s home game with Leamington Spartans was called off by the match officials with just one and a half minutes of overtime remaining due to a serious shoulder injury to a home player.

Full time had arrived at 55-55 and with time running out China Red led 64-61 when the accident happened and an ambulance was called to deal with a dislocated shoulder. THE BEAR FACTS  understands there is no lasting damage and the player was sent home after treatment. There was disappointment when two other fixtures were postponed for various reasons, but one game, at Hereward College went ahead and the resulting victory was a runaway for Tamworth Tigers for whom Lukasz Bolda hit 43 and who slammed Tile Hill Trojans 2 who had three of their starters missing. In Division Two Coventry Tornadoes bounced back with a home win over Westwood Rhinos for whom Jack Ford added another EIGHT three-pointers to his already impressive tally. Nuneaton Predators 2 Coach Lloyd Taylor has had special permission to postpone his next two games to deal with internal problems within the side, but his first team went to Leamington and slammed  Spartans 2,, while Ernesford Eagles will host Team Rebels tonight at Grace Academy.

 

TROJANS 2 EDGE PAST HAWKS!

In a thrilling finish Tile Hill Trojans 2 took the biggest scalp in their recent past as they grabbed a two-point win over Aylesford Hawks. It was a good week for their first team too as they eased to a comfortable victory at Warwick China Red and Tamworth Tigers were too hot for Leamington Spartans 1. Last Friday’s game at Rugby was called off when everyone arrived at Harris School to be told they could not use the court as the roof-mounted backboards were mal-functioning. The game will now be rearranged for later in the season. we are assured that there will be no repeat tonight when Arden visit Harris

In Division Two Coventry Tornadoes crashed to their second successive loss, this time at Nuneaton where Predators 1 bounced back to winning ways. Their second string lost heavily at Leamington 2 after leading 17-16 at one stage, and Ernesford Eagles, having gone down to a narrow home defeat at the hands of Westwood Rhinos last Friday, slipped up again, this time at JM Grizzles who are riding high at the top, unbeaten but behind Trojans 3 on games played!

REFEREES ITEM – PLAYERS BITE BACK……

 Our item last week about the growing problem of abuse to referees and the resultant bout of technical fouls being issued has prompted some comments from players, mainly centring on the fact that some officials appear unapproachable. Therefore we now make an appeal to all parties to take the heat out of any confrontations which might occur on court. Referees – will you please explain to the “injured” party when a natural break happens in the game – quarter end or half-time, to help them understand what you called and why. Players – please approach the officials in a respectful and controlled manner when raising a query. And we are sure you will get a courteous response.

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National League

Division Three           Coventry Flames 73-94 Warwickshire Hawks

Under 18                 Coventry Tornadoes 62-73 Stoke-on-Trent Knights

Under 16                 Coventry Elite 63-47 Warwickshire Hawks

Coventry Tornadoes 79-44 Northamptonshire Titans Purple

British Wheelchair League

Junior Division          CWBA 60-18 Fletchlings

Division One            CWBA 79-31 Warwickshire Bears

 Youth Basketball League (YBL)

Under 15                 Coventry Tornadoes 64-29 Redditch Rapids

Coventry Elite 45-42 Nuneaton Predators

Under 13                 Redditch Rookies 78-35 Arden Griffins

Nuneaton Predators 23-73 Coventry Elite

HAWKS BOUNCE BACK TO DOUSE THE FLAMES……                                

Warwickshire Hawks bounced back from their recent poor results to V claim “bragging rights” over their local rival Coventry Flames. Another poor performance saw Hawks on the back foot in the first half when they could not get going and their teamwork was ragged and disjointed. However, a half-time meeting brought them to the fore and their second-half showing was out of the top drawer. They hit Flames with a devastating 31-19 quarter which took them from 42-37 down into the lead and they then followed this with an equally fine performance in the final ten minutes to land a 94-73 victory. Matt Yates once again led Hawks scoring with 28 with Ash Dickson on 24,Coventry Flames this Sunday at 2.45 when the local rivals meet at The Coventry Sports Centre.

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

For Flames Contact Rob Eddonac2704@coventry.ac.uk

 

LEVEL 1 REFEREEING COURSE IN NUNEATON…….…

Nuneaton Predators are hosting a Level 1 course for referees on Sunday 8th December in conjunction with James Davies of YBL Coach Lloyd Taylor who has joined the Warwickshire Basketball Executive Committee is eager to get more officials qualified in order to assist the “crisis” which seems to present itself each weekend when our junior teams play in both NBL and YBL competitions, so he has been actively pursuing the opportunity to get a course organised and now he has managed to do so.

  If you need any further details you can contact Lloyd  –  Nuneatonbasketball@hotmail.com

 

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