WESSEX BASKETBALL CUP FINALS DAY
The Cup Finals took place on Sunday 29 Jun at Fox Gymnasium Aldershot. All four finals were well contested.
KARL TAYLOR PLATE
The First was Woking Blackhawk Hunters v Woodley harriers in a Div 1 v Div 2 clash for the Karl Taylor Plate. In an intense first quarter both teams were looking for a break but the quarter was tight ending at 18-18. The second quarter saw Woking step up the pace and open a lead that Woodley could never close to more then 6 pts.
Final result Woking Blackhawk Hunters 71 - Woodley Harriers 53. MVP was N Sammut of Woking.
RICHARD BELL PLATE
The second game of the day saw Yateley Silverback Ladies take on Winchester City Royals. Yateleys defence held on in the first quarter but soon the stronger Winchester side started to dominate. Undetered Yateley continued to fight right until the very end. Final result
Yateley Silverbacks 14 - Winchester City Royals 49.
Trophies for this competition were presented by Richards Partner Toni.
KARL TAYLOR CUP
South Bucks Comets were back again to the finals having won on the last 3 occasions, they were up against Hungerford Dogs. This game also saw the introduction of 3 man officiating. The game started well with both teams finding their way, but some sharp 3 pt shooting saw Hungerford edge into the lead. Both teams battled hard with some great offensive board being contested, the game remained tight as South Bucks started to pull away only for Hungerford to claw back and in the last qtr they were as close as 6 pts adrift, but the experience of the side who have remained unchanged over the last few years was too just too good.
Final reult South Bucks Comets 72 - Hungerford Dogs 62 - MVP G Harding.
RICHARD BELL CUP
The final game of the day saw a top of the table clash between Aldworth Arrows and Aztec Storm. Both teams traded baskets at each end and neither looked dominant in the early qtrs. In the second half Aldworth managed to edge ahead and in a good final quarter broke away and sealed the cup.
Final Result Aldworth Arrows 42 - Aztec Storm
24 MVP A Manresa, Prizes for this competition were presented by Richards Sister Sarah and his partner Toni.
Overall a great days basketball in a good venue. Now its time for the teams to battle for position in the league to secure a place in the playoffs.