Bears WBC Womens League Weekend 9th/10th December 2017
BWB Womens League
Bears WBC 18
Worcester Wolves: 42
The Bears WBC started their season in a dynamic way, taking part in the opening round of the BWB Women’s League in Sheffield at the weekend. However, the weekend was to take an unexpected turn for the worse as, with the forecast of snow on the Sunday, the Bears had to forfeit their games to travel home.
The first game, at noon on Saturday, was an eye opener for the Bears WBC. Up against Worcester Wolves WBC featuring the exciting return of Jordanna Bartlett, a former GB player who was returning to basketball after recently welcoming a beautiful baby boy. Despite the passion and drive so characteristic of the Bears WBC, the women were unable to hold off the Wolves. The opposing team had no trouble finding the Bears basket, whilst holding a tight defensive grip on their own basket in the process. The Bears put up a spirited opposition, and kept trying until the final buzzer but were unable to trouble the strong Wolves team.
Bears WBC: 19
Angels of the North 2: 34
In the second game of the day, the Bears WBC once again took on a talented, well drilled and infamous opponent, when they came up against Angels of the North 2. Once again, the Bears WBC found it hard to bring together their varying levels of game experience to make any in-rods into the Angels basket, whilst the Angels took full advantage of their high levels of skill and experience to pull easily away and maintain a healthy gap between the teams. Despite a marked and continued improvement by Bears WBC throughout the game, it was still not enough to stop the Angels taking a convincing win.
With the forecast of worsening weather looming, a decision was made by the Bears to forfeit the games of the following day to enable their players to get home safely.
After the game Coach Robinson said “ The girls did really well today and should be proud of their efforts. Hopefully they will learn from the experiences they have had. Going forward, we know that, as a team, we need to work harder at training and support one another’s development so we can continue to compete against such well drilled teams. They all have the ability but we just need more experience playing together as a team.”