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Bears outdone by Titans but 2nds keep play-off hopes

Liam Moakes 18th Apr, 2019

WARWICKSHIRE BEARS lost out in their final away game in the BWBL Premier Division to GLL & Aspire London Titans on Sunday, although Bears 2nds earned some reprieve with a win against Titans’ 3rds.

Despite the 77-49 loss, Bears can hold their heads high, having turned in a performance that was a marked improvement on the previous result to Coventry.

A spirited start by the Bears did little to take away from the fact they trailed at the end of the first quarter, keeping within touching distance at 18-12.

Titans though, began to pull away from the Bears and opened a ten-point lead by half-time – a lead which was extended to 58-35 by the end of quarter three.

Their forays to the Bears’ basket became more frequent in the final quarter as they eventually built an unassailable lead.

Bears’ head coach Tom Masterson could only talk about the positives from the game, despite another defeat for his side.

“Although being disappointed with another loss, I’m really happy with the positive attitude the team showed,” he said.

“We just need more time to improve. I’m hoping this gives them more motivation to carry on with their hard work.”

Bears 2nds had more success in Middlesex, where they maintained their push for the Division Two South play-offs with three games remaining.

Their 60-40 win over Titans’ third team was a crucial one against a tough opponent and coach Daz Peasley was able to make full use of his bench to rotate players.

He spoke of his delight after the game: “It was another good win and we’ve kept our play-off hopes alive. It was also good to have a full squad and sets up nicely for the end of the season,” said Peasley.

Bears are always on the lookout for new players, volunteers and sponsors. Email or call Tom Masterson on 07946 518354.

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