6th Dec, 2016

Warwickshire Bears beat Titans at the home of London 2012

Solihull Editorial 2nd Feb, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A TRIP to Olympic Park did not put Warwickshire Bears of their ‘A’ game after they beat London Titans in British Wheelchair Basketball League inside the famous Copper Box Arena in the capital.

The Bears were back on the road again on Sunday and left London with a comfortable 55-31 victory.

The visitors started the game strongly with a fluent offence complimented with a tough and resilient defence that limited the opposition to few chances at their own basket.

It was the Bears that took a 23-5 lead into the second quarter which gave them the opportunity to utilise their squad off the bench.

The changes seemed to interrupt the free-flowing basketball played by the Bears but at the half-way point the gap was slightly improved to 33-19.

It proved to be a scrappy affair in the second half with the Bears making numerous changes which hampered any consistency, however they were still able to keep comfortable distance between themselves and the Titans in the final two quarters.

“After the strong start the team put into the first quarter, that gave me the chance to get the rest of the team on court and give them some game time under their belt,” said Bears coach Tom Masterson.

“It went a bit scrappy with all the changes I made but overall we always looked in charge.”

Bears are next in action this Sunday when they will be playing at the exhibition hall inside the Ricoh Arena ahead of Wasps’ clash against Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership.

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