Basketball
A busy time for Bears

By Jamie Arrowsmith 09/02 Updated: 16/02 17:14

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A BUSY weekend for Bromsgrove Bears saw the newly formed u15 boys, u16 National League girls and National League women all play home matches.

In their first ever game, the boys took on Frankley Falcons in what proved to be a hard fought contest throughout.

James Mirch, Matt Taylor and Kyle Hombach scored some crucial baskets in the last quarter to pull away from the Falcons as they secured a 61-50 success. Kyle Hombachs’ strong defensive rebounds played a major part in the win.

The u16 girls were convincing winners against Wiltshire Demons, winning 80-19.

A young first five started the game, including 13-year-olds Elly Duffy and Vicki McGachie.

Bears looked extremely strong defensively and stole the ball on numerous occasions in their own half to win the first quarter 35-1.

Coach Carys Hall rotated the bench well in the second quarter and once again Bears controlled things, winning the quarter 15-3 for a 50-4 advantage.

Demons produced some good offence in the second half but still struggled to find a way through Bears’ defensive wall.

Baskets continued to fly in at the other end though as the home side ran out comfortable winners.

The top Bears points scorers were Catrina Yang (23pts), Becky Taylor (20), Millie Parchment (12) and Dani Caulwell (11). Eleanor Smallwood, Laura Kelkin, Chloe Quinn, Elly Duffy, Vicki McGachie and Holly Phipps also played big parts in the victory.

The women were due to tackle Worcester Wolves in the National League but the visitors arrived without licence cards meaning Bears were automatically awarded a 20-point victory.

BEARS have announced a new sponsor in the shape of town centre pub The Grapevine. The deal will see the team provided with new kits and food provided after National League games.

Bears have teams and training for all genders and age groups from u5s to lads and dads sessions.

For more information contact head coach Carys Hall on 07960 256273 or Dawn Hall on 07906 402636 or dawnkhall@hotmail.co.uk.

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