Tile Hill Trojans added two more trophies to their impressive cabinet as both the Club’s first team and their ladies completed their quest for silverware.
Having dominated the first division for the entire season, Trojans had to make sure they did not slip up when they met Leamington Spartans, and they duly obliged with a superb 95-52 victory which means that Arden Griffins, who are the only side to beat them all season cannot now catch them. Trojans have completed a hat-trick of league titles, and for player/coach Trevor Robinson, it is his eleventh championship win, with him he fully deserving of his place in the Warwickshire Basketball Hall of Fame into which he was inducted a couple of years ago. Robinson has restricted his playing time at the local league’s highest level this season and spends much of his time on the bench, but in turning out for the Club’s thirds he has added his own tenacity to the veteran side’s playing and is top scorer for them on a regular basis. Instead, he has directed his senior team to a cup and league double and will be aiming to make it even better next season.
Against Spartans, Trojans were never going to be out-done, holding the aces in all departments, but the league’s newest side gave their all and were competitive throughout the game in which their hosts scored more or less two to one over the entire playing time. Back to the top of the scoring list was Ash Dickson who landed 23 points, and Trojans, who had a virtual full-strength side, eased to victory, made more emphatic with a 13-2 final three minutes as they knew, by then the trophy was going to stay at the Hereward College-based Club.
Trojans’ ladies (pictured) were in action in the Leicestershire League play-offs. They take part in this central-venue competition only because there are few opportunities for competitive play in this area, and after travelling over throughout the season, they lost in the first round of the tournament but won through to the final of the Plate competition and lifted the trophy at the Leicester Riders’ Arena with an hard-earned 56-38 win over Leicester Warriors, with Jana Bambuchova also taking the Most valuable Player award.