Worcester Wolves 33 Warwickshire Bears 2nds 47
British Wheelchair Basketball League Third Division South & West
BEARS 2nds extended their winning streak to ten games as they saw off a determined Wolves outfit on Sunday.
With the visitors missing forward Rick Powell who was at the Invictus Games trials, this was going to be a tough challenge to maintain their unbeaten run.
Wolves made a bright start and took an early lead but Bears soon found their rhythm and the match was level at 12-12 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second period Bears began to break down Wolves’ pressing game and the visitors led 29-20 at the halfway stage.
Strong defence from Bears limited Wolves to only six points in the third quarter, whilst the visitors scored twice as many points in the same time to extend their advantage to 41-26.
With the clock against them, Wolves came out fighting in the last quarter trying to reduce their deficit, but Bears were a match for the hosts’ intensity and were able to see out the game to secure a comfortable victory.
Bears coach Tom Masterson said: “I’m really proud of the team, as I knew this would be a hard fought game against a talented Wolves team.
“With one of our strong forwards, Rick Powell, missing due to Invictus trials, I knew this would be a tough challenge for the team, but we still had our MVP from the game, Dan Gill, playing before going down to the trials after the game.”
Bears return to action when their 3rd team play the last round of Division Four games in Gloucester on April 22.
Bears remain in need of a sponsor for the team and are always looking to recruit new members, especially female and junior players. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07946 518354.