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This Saturday - Our combined junior league team with Tornados Wheelchair Basketball Club are in action at British Wheelchair Basketball The Lord's Taverners Junior League at Under 15s and Under 19s levels.
Our Under 15s will be facing Aces, Northern Ireland and Hornets
While our Under 19s will be busy facing London Titans, London Allstars, Aces and Northern Ireland
#KingsArmy #NextGeneration #TimeToShare
Just over Two Months to go until the awesome Michelle from People Essentials & BuzzConnect runs the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris on 9th April 2017 to raise funds for us!
Michelle also ran the Thatcham Santa Fun Run back in December keeping our mascot Uncle Bob in check!
Please help out Michelle by donating on her fundraising page the link is below - every little helps
Kings founder, head coach and chairperson - Jacqueline Scoins-Cass MBE has won the Get Berkshire Active Lifetime Achievement award
The Kings have also been shortlisted for Get Berkshire Active Community Club of the Year
#KingsArmy ~ #YouDeserveIt ~ #AwardNominations
The Kings went into war this past Sunday when they took on a CWBA 3rd team at St. Barts School in Newbury, A game where every quarter felt like a miniature Battle and straight from the start where Tip off was won by CWBA and they applied the pressure on Kings right from the start of the match. They had traveled down from Coventry and did not want to go home without the big win. A Kings defensive struggled and an offence which just couldn't find the net sums up a first quarter with CWBA leading 11 to 2.
A change in the line-up for kings and a jiggle of tactics saw them come back to the floor for a counter-attack which saw them dominate the second quarter to produce a reverse of the first quarter scores with Reece Barker on fire adding points to their tally, whilst the team denied CWBA the opportunity to add to theirs. Nick Gorse returning to Division 3 action for the first time this season, returned in style to score the last basket of the quarter as the teams headed to the bench for half time with the scores tied at 13 each.
The 3rd quarter was almost end to end with both teams shots not dropping as much as in the first half, both team taking the battle seriously, not wanting the other team to take any advantage. A real nail-biting quarter which saw both defenses working extremely hard. Ryan Jones, Greg Rose and Reece Barker adding to the team score to end the quarter with a 2 point ball game - Kings 19 to CWBA 21 .
Final score - Kings 28 CWBA 3rd 25 in a very close game between both teams who next meet in March.
The Kings show huge improvement after a narrow 8 point defeat 43-35 on Saturday, improving from last season's whitewash which saw them suffer a 60-21 defeat against Plymouth Storm.
In a hard fought and at times scrappy game which saw a Kings defense who were able to counteract the powerful Storm offence.
The game began strongly for the Kings who opened the scoring with Reece Baker winning tip and getting the first basket which started a small run for the Kings who then scored 6 points before Storm scored from the free throw line, The Kings continued to dominate the first quarter and lead at the break 10-7.
Storm fought back in the 2nd quarter determined to get the win after their long journey, as they put the pressure on in defense., Storm slowly ate away at the Kings lead, picking up important free throws from shooting fouls in the process. Storm took the advantage 19-14 at Half Time
The 3rd quarter score both teams score 12 points, with coach Grant Barker scoring his first basket of the season within a minute of being subbed on. Storm started the quarter with an 8 points run, before Captain Wayne Burton scored and broke their winning streak, this lead to a period of calm leading to Kings adding 8 points unanswered with Joe Humphreys, Ryan Jones, and Reece Barker finding the net There was just 5 points in it as the quarter ended with Kings on 26 and Storm on 31.
Sunday also saw an exhibition game against the Cardiff Met Archers, featuring the Kings division 4 and members of the Junior teams in action - many in their first game experience for the club, In a real end to end game which ended 46-40 to Archers.
This year, Kings have expanded the team offering to include a all new Division 4 team which will feature some of our up-and-coming stars - this year British Wheelchair Basketball Division 4 format follows an all new group format consisting of 7 groups with 3 teams per group.
Kings have been allocated to Group C, alongside Swindon Shock and SportAble Rockets
Fixture dates will be confirmed shortly
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February 27 2017 - Junior league team in action this weekend
February 23 2017 - Kings hit the headlines
February 19 2017 - Aces pick up win against Kings
February 13 2017 - Kings vs Aces This Sunday
February 12 2017 - Kings Division 4 Win friendly against Shock
February 11 2017 - Kings Division 4 vs Swindon Shock 2 Friendly
February 3 2017 - Kings Alumni Kayla Bell selected to represent Great Britain Women at the 2017 Osaka Cup in Japan
February 1 2017 - Michelle running Paris Marathon