he two undefeated teams met at the British Wheelchair Basketball’s National Championships to decide the first victor of the new format Lord’s Taverners Junior League. Both teams had, to-date, completed the season of league games and play-offs at the Elite 8’s unchallenged.
In what was undeniably a nail biter of a game, the Sheffield side went into half time ahead by just two points 24-26. The Coventry side answered back in the second half taking both the third and fourth quarters and ultimately delivering the final winning score of 54-41.
Speaking following the game Sheffield Steelers Head Coach, and GB Paralympian, Kev Hayes was rightly proud of his junior team and commented:
“Our players gave it their all – they worked hard right up until the final whistle. They are an example of the quality of players that are now progressing through our Lord’s Taverners Junior League.”
CWBA’s Head Coach Keith Batty is clearly delighted by his team’s win and added:
“I am equally proud of our players. They had the confidence to play their way and not succumb to pressure. This win signifies the end of a hard season – all plaudits go to the players for their commitment and hard work, and ultimately their belief in one another.”