2016-17 Season Archives

Aces End of Season Review 2016-17

 Last week Aces played their final game of the 2016/17 British Wheelchair Basketball Division 3 South & West season. It has been a season of ups and downs for Aces as a whole but one we can ultimately be proud of.

Starting with the junior section of the club. Both the U15s and U19s finished the season in 4th place in their respective leagues. The U15s under the stewardship of Jez Winsborrow assisted by Kathy Beaumont and Zviko Chigumba showed a lot of promise throughout the three rounds of Junior League. The 2017/18 season should be one to watch with the U15s wanting to make the finals.

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The Bears 2 v Aces 1

 Warwickshire College | 14 May 2017| 13:00

Coach: Nesad Causevic 

Squad: Andy White (c), Leanna Adams, Charlotte Thornton-White, Patrick O’Donovan, Jason Meyer, Jonny Holloway & Craig Winspear

The Game

Aces played the final game of their season today, travelling to Warwickshire to take on the undefeated Bears 2. Aces won possession from the tip off but were unable to find the net on their first attack. Bears took possession and went on an attack of their own but was fouled during the process putting their player on the line for two shots. Missing the first and making the second, Bears found themselves with the first point of the game.

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Aces 1 v Plymouth Storm

 Aylesbury High School | 6 May 2017| 14:30

 Coach: Nesad Causevic 

Squad: Nesad Causevic (c), Patrick O’Donovan, Andy White, Ben Pritchard, Jonny Holloway & Craig Winspear

The Game

Aces played their final home game of the 2016/17 season against Plymouth Storm at Aylesbury High School. Aces started the game with possession after successfully negotiating the tip off but were unable to make it count on their first attack. After their defensive shut out Plymouth Storm went on the attack scoring their first basket of the game. The game continued in this manner, going back and forth until the end of the quarter with the scores tied at 8-8.

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Hampshire Harriers 2 v Aces 1

 Oasis Academy Mayfield |30 April 2017 | 13:20pm

Coach: Jez Winsborrow

Squad: Charlotte Thornton-White (c), Andy White, Chris Rattenbury, Zviko Chigumba, Leanna Adams & Patrick O’Donovan

The Game 

Aces travelled down to Southampton to play their penultimate away game of the season against Hampshire Harriers 2. Aces won possession from the tip-off but they were unable to capitalise with the home side going on to score the first points of the game. Aces responded quickly with a basket of their own. Aces pushed on further whilst limiting the home sides shooting opportunities. Aces won the first quarter 14-6.

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CWBA 3 v Aces 1

 Woodlands Academy |9 April 2017 | 12:00pm 

Coach: Nesad Causevic

Squad: Jason Meyer, Charlotte Thornton-White, Andy White (c), Chris Rattenbury, Zviko Chigumba & Nesad Causevic

The Game

A depleted Aces squad made the trip to Coventry to take on CWBA 3. Game time and Coventry won possession from the tip-off, however Aces were able to organise themselves quickly and shut the home team out. Offensively Aces were up against a high defensive line, limiting their chances in the paint. The pattern continued throughout the quarter with the home side coming out on top, 10-8.

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Plymouth Storm v Aces 1

 Marjon Sports Centre | 25 March 2017 | 14:20

Coach: Jez Winsborrow

Squad: Leanna Adams, Jason Meyer, Craig Winspear, Charlotte Thornton-White, Andy White (c), Chris Rattenbury

The Game

Aces had a mid-season stopover in Plymouth to play local side, Plymouth Storm. Aces won possession from the tip-off and went on the attack, however they were unable to score on their first attack and went 0-2 down after a quick counter attack from the home side. The game eventually settled after the fast start and it became an end-to-end quarter with Plymouth coming out on top, 9-6.

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Thames Valley Kings 1 V Aces 1

 Kennet Leisure Centre | 19 February 2017 | 12:20

Coach: Nesad Causevic

Squad: Leanna Adams, Patrick O’Donovan, Andy White (c), Jason Meyer, Ben Pritchard & Nesad Causevic

The Game

Aces were in action against Thames Valley Kings in their second game of back-to-back fixtures. Kings began the game with the ball after winning possession from the tip-off and they were able to go on and score the first points of the game. Like the previous game between the two sides, the first quarter proved to be a very tight affair with both sides taking it in turns to attack. It was however Aces who came out on top winning the quarter 8-12.

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Aces 1 v Thames Valley Kings 1

 Stoke Mandeville Stadium | 28 January 2017 | 14:30 

Coach: Nesad Causevic

Squad: Leanna Adams, Patrick O’Donovan, Andy White (c), Jason Meyer, Craig Winspear, Charlotte Thornton-White & Barry Wells

The Game

Aces started the game on defensive duties after losing out on possession from the tip-off, but with a defensive shut out were able to attack scoring their first points of the game. The first quarter rolled on with both teams having equal share of the ball, but it was Aces with the stronger defensive line and better shooting success rate that went into the second quarter leading 13-7.

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Aces 1 v Hampshire Harriers 2

 Stoke Mandeville Stadium | 14 January 2017 | 13:30 

Coach: Nesad Causevic

Squad: Andy White (c), Leanna Adams, Patrick O’Donovan, Zviko Chigumba, Jason Meyer, Chris Rattenbury, Craig Winspear & Charlotte Thornton-White

The Game

Aces first game of 2017 saw them go up against Hampshire Harriers 2 in the rearranged fixture from the beginning of the season. The game started with Hampshire Harriers in possession after winning the tip-off, but with their first defensive shutout of the game Aces were soon able to counter attack and open the scoring. Aces continued with their strong defensive display, limiting Harriers shooting opportunities. Offensively Aces were able to move the ball well, creating shots that they were able to finish. The first quarter ended 16-3 to Aces.

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Aces 1 v Worcester Wolves 1

 Stoke Mandeville Stadium | 10 December 2016 | 14:30 

Coach: Jez Winsborrow

Squad: Barry Wells (c), Leanna Adams, Patrick O’Donovan, Matt Fox, Andy White, Zviko Chigumba & Jonathan Adams

The Game

Aces played their final home game of 2016 when they came up against Worcester Wolves WBC at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. Aces won possession from the tip-off and went straight on the attack scoring a quick 2 points. Worcester Wolves responded quickly with 2 points of their own. The first quarter carried on in this manner with the quarter coming to a close with a score line of 6-6.

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