Both Arden Griffins and JM Grizzlies (pictured) maintained their 100% records as the teams returned to league action this week and the ‘G’ force continued to dominate. Griffins slammed a season-high 123 again Tile Hill Trojans 2 whil Grizzlies put paid to any hopes Nuneaton Predators had of taking the Division Two title. Elsewhere in Division One there were good wins for Trojans 1, Aylesford Hawks and Tamworth Tigers who almost had the perfect first half, keeping Warwick China Red to just ONE point at 34-1 before easing off. Coventry Tornadoes completely lost their way at Tile Hill 3, landing just two points in the third quarter, and Rebels and Westwood managed to get past Nuneaton 2 and Ernesford Eagles respectively.
Division Three Coventry Flames 70-73 Stourport Spartans
Warwickshire Hawks 84-90 Doncaster Eagles
Under 16 Coventry Tornadoes 56-81 West Bromwich Albion
Coventry Elite 63-42 Northamptonshire Titans Purple
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Under 15 Nuneaton Predators 54-57 Warwickshire Hawks
Yardley Defenders 45-91 Coventry Elite
Under 13 Warwickshire Hawks 51-49 Redditch Rookies
HAWKS AND FLAMES SO NEAR TO NATIONAL LEAGUE UPSETS……
Warwickshire Hawks came oh so close to causing the upset of the season in National League Division Three but fell in the final minute of their 84-90 loss to unbeaten Doncaster Eagles.
Despite losing the first three quarters, Hawks piled into their illustrious experienced visitors and climbed from 14 down to get to within 2 with a Curtis Hadley three-pointer as the last minute approached, but desperation caused them to foul, Eagles went to the line six times and sank four as Hawks could not hit the target at the other end. Ash Dickson led Hawks with 21 and Hadley made 17.
They have a rare weekend off before returning to home action next Saturday against City of Birmingham.
For further information on Hawks Contact Alex Birch…………..Telephone 07525853423
Flames have been involved in close calls in many of their games this season and their match against Stourport Spartans proved to be no exception.
Flames were all over the place in the second quarter as they shipped 33 points and found themselves 42-55 down at the break. A further five point deficit in the third left them with it all to do but their defensive play stopped Spartans in their tracks as Flames won the last 13-8 but still fell three points short.
All Flames’ details can be obtained from Rob Eddon – firstname.lastname@example.org