Match report

British Wheelchair Basketball League – Sports report    05/05/2019 The Bears were back playing their home games in their usual location at Warwickshire College, Henley-in-Arden campus on Sunday in two games were tricky fixtures for both teams.  With Bears 2 looking to cement their play-off spot and set themselves up for a title deciding game next Sunday, the Bears were looking to not have any slip ups in a tricky game against a resilient Sparrows team.   Division 2 South Bears 2: London Sparrows: 70   The Bears made a positive start, going into an early lead and trying to build

British Wheelchair Basketball League – Sports report    11/5/2019 In a weekend of mixed emotions for the Bears team, their Premier league team left their best to last when both Bears and Bears 3 faced Tees Valley Titans Premier team and their 4th team on Saturday.  With the Bears team facing a season without a win all season for the first time in history, this was their last chance to come away with something from the game.   Premier Division Bears: 48 Tees Valley Titans: 39 The Bears started their last premier league fixture of the season ii a real determined

British Wheelchair Basketball League – Sports report    6/4/2019 The Bears hosted CWBA this weekend in a premier league fixture that was live-streamed by the BBC, in one of the club’s biggest events to date! The game formed part of an afternoon of fun and brilliant basketball, hosted by the Bears at University of Birmingham Sport and Fitness. Over 200 supporters enjoyed fun and games with The Bears’ mascot, Bernard, and Rory the Lion as well as a fantastic half-time performance by Next Level Dance Academy. Earlier on in the day, Bears 2 took over the awe-inspiring show court to take

Division Two South   Plymouth Raiders 37 Bears: 80   Bears 2 got back to winning ways on  Saturday after a long road trip to Plymouth.  After losing their last two away games, the Bears were determined to get their push for a play-off spot back on track, and with a full squad to call on for this fixture, the Bears started the game at a pace going into an early comfortable lead with the scores at the end of the first quarter, Raiders 10 – 20 Bears 2 The second quarter was a mirror of the first quarter with

Division 2 South Aces: 77 Bears 2: 40   The Bears 2 travelled to Aylesbury to play the return fixture from earlier in the year and it was a totally different team and outcome facing the Bears.  The Aces had their newest recruit Jordan Luce, a current French International available to play in this fixture.  The Bears were missing a number of their starting squad due to injuries and had to call upon Aimee Lane the women’s team captain and member of the Bears 3 team and also veteran player Adrian Taber also from the 3rd team to bolster the

Premier League 20/1/2019 Oldham Owls – 71 Bears: – 33   The tough premiership season for Bears 1 continued in their first fixture of the new year as they faced a well drilled Oldham Owls side. The Bears travelled to Oldham, to re-play league leaders Owls at their home venue, in the run up to their participation in the prestigious Eurocup tournament. Having already come up against the team in 2018, the Bears were more prepared and brought a more prepared defence to the court. The first quarter opened the game with a promising start. The Bears maintained a strong

British Wheelchair Basketball League – Sports report    12/1/2019 The Bears 2 travelled to Thames Valley to take on the only other team in their division to not yet be beaten this season, in what appeared to be the battle between this seasons top teams. Division 2 South Thames Valley Kings: 61 Bears 2: 56 From the tip-off, the Kings were determined to put an early stamp on the game and show why they had so far gone unbeaten in the season.  With the success of their forward Reece Barker, the Kings were able to build an early lead which would

British Wheelchair Basketball League – Sports report    6/1/2019 The Bears started the year on a high as both Bears 2 and 3 played out their 2019 inaugural fixtures to two impressive wins.  Bears 2 were up against Aces 2 for the first time this season and Bears 3 welcomed Cobras 2 to the Bears home following a narrow win against the side before the Christmas break.   Division 2 South Bears 2: 63 Sussex Bears: 25   The Bears got off to a great start, running up an early lead with Coach Peasley leading the charge to the opposing basket.

Third Division Central   Stoke Spitfires: 26 Bears 3: 47   Bears 3 continued their winning ways on the road this week, with a fantastic win in Sunday’s game against Stoke Spitfires that brought the 2018 portion of the league to a positive close. The first quarter was a close game, however the defensive intensity of Bears coming out on top while Aaron Grant was able to find the net and put the Bears in an early lead at the end of the quarter. Spitfires: 7 – 12 Bears 3. The second quarter saw the Bears’ defence tighten its hold

Third Division Central Leicester Cobras 2: 46 Bears 3: 49 Bears 3 returned to winning ways when they took the victory in a hard fought game against Leicester Cobras 2.  With the Bears falling behind until the final minutes, the Bears had to scrap out a hard fought win. The first quarter was a close affair with the defensive intensity matched by both teams. The scores were kept low for both teams, ending the quarter Cobras 2 10 – 6 Bears 3. The second quarter was again a tight affair with no team able to establish dominance, a touch offensive