20th Nov, 2019

Bears celebrations at both ends of table

Liam Moakes 9th May, 2018 Updated: 9th May, 2018

WARWICKSHIRE Bears clinched top spot in British Wheelchair Basketball League Division One South thanks to a resounding 74-46 victory at London Titans 2nds on Sunday.

The Bears finish the campaign in Coventry against CWBA 2nds on Sunday and it will be a day of celebration thanks after the weekend’s win against a Titans side who, like Bears, went into the match with just one loss to their name.

Bears guards Lee Powell and Rob Whale impressed as they largely nullified the threat of the Weeks brothers, whilst at the other end Jacob Robinson, Ben Haigh and Dan Gill all found the basket with regularity to seal a commanding victory.

Bears coach Tom Masterson said: “Firstly I’d like to thank Titans for a brilliant game. All the way through I was apprehensive as I know what a fantastic team they are and could come back at us at any time.

“The team were awesome and the usual accolades will go to Jacob (Robinson) Ben (Haigh) and Gilly (Dan Gill) for the scores but the stars for me today were Rob (Whale) and Lee (Powell) who were awesome defensively and don’t get the recognition they deserve.”

Bears 2nds clinched their Division Two South survival thanks to a 49-40 win at Hackney Sparrows on Saturday, which was followed by a 52-35 defeat at Titans 3rds the following day.

The victory was sealed thanks to impressive scoring performances from Invictus hopefuls Rick Powell and Andy Roberts and young Aaron Grant.

Masterson said: “I am proud of the team over the last couple of weeks. To secure our place in Division Two is as big as an achievement as the first team’s. They’ll be a better team next season for sure.”

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