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Wheelchair Basketball Challenge   2018 - Match reports and photos

Jersey Wheelers 20 - 34 RBC Maples

The first half of the league campaign saw the best defence against the highest scorers. The first quarter was once of the best quarters we have seen with 12 baskets between the teams. Over the course of the match the defence of the RBC Maples proved crucial as Sam Walker was unable to add a great deal to her previous tally, whilst four of the RBC team fairly shared baskets between them. The game stopped a little early due to a Jersey Wheeler falling ill but everyone is pleased to hear that he is now out of hospital and recovering well.



HSBC Dunkers 14 - 10 Fifth Element

This fourth game of the 2018 challenge allowed the HSBC Dunkers a little more freedom as they played the second rookie team, Fifth Element. They are an open team for which anyone who is not in an existing line-up can play for them. Unfortunately for this match, Fifth Element only mustered four players but this did not restrict them from both defending well and matching the Dunkers for three of the four quarters. 

RBC Maples 40 - 4 Jersey Sport

The third game was another with a score-line representing more than 20 baskets in a match, but on this occasion it was the RBC Maples, as Adam Cartwright in particular, aimed for Sam Walker’s tally of 28 baskets over two games. He fell somewhat short with just seven baskets but after this first game was still the Maples high scorer. Jersey Sport showed some of the promise revealed in their first game but unfortunately for them, the Maples defence proved decisive in preventing any heavy scoring.

Jersey Wheelers 44 - 4 HSBC Dunkers

As in the previous game, the losers, Dunkers, improved over the duration. However, Sam Walker, from the Jersey Wheelers, really destroyed their defence and doubled her tally for the league so far.

Jersey Wheelers 48 - 4 Jersey Sport 


The 2018 season got underway with a comfortable win for the Wheelers against newbies Jersey Sport


As you can see from the picture, the Wheelers fielded a small team, but it certainly packed a punch. For the first quarter, Jersey Sport were dominated by Samantha Walker’s efficient demolition of their defence, popping in eight baskets. In the middle quarters, James Brady and Sam shared the spoils whilst Darren Renouf finished the first half with a fine basket.


As the match continued, Jersey Sport began to play more as a team and showed a few times that it will not be long before they are a more serious adversary. They scored two baskets in the second half and restricted the Wheelers to just 4 baskets in the last quarter. 


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