2017-18 Season Archives

London Titans V Aces 1

Copper Box Arena | 8 April 2018 | 16:15

 Coach: Nesad Causevic

Squad:  Jordan Luce (c), Leanna Adams, Patrick O’Donovan, George Winsborrow, Chris Rattenbury, James Tait and Denny Vettam

The Game:
London Titans
hosted Aces in their penultimate game of the season. The game started with Aces wining the tip, who were able to translate the early possession into 2 early points. Aces set up with a structured press that proved successful in both phases of the game. The first quarter saw a basket by Denny Vettam on his debut match for the team. Titans scored their first basket at the end of the quarter with the first quarter score at 20-2 to Aces.

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Aces 1 v Hackney Sparrows

Stoke Mandeville Stadium | 25 March 2018 | 15:30

 Coach: Nesad Causevic

Squad:  Jordan Luce (c), Leanna Adams, Patrick O’Donovan, PJ O’Donovan, George Winsborrow, Lee Scrafton, Andy White, Chris Rattenbury and Daniel Bingley

The Game:
Aces hosted Sparrows in their penultimate home game of the season. The game started with Aces wining the tip, who were able to translate the early possession into 4 early points before Sparrows got their first point of the game from a free throw. Aces set up with a structured press that proved successful in both phases of the game.

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Aces 1 v Brixton Ballers

Aylesbury High School | 18 March 2018 | 14:30 

 Coach: Nesad Causevic

Squad: Jordan Luce (c), Leanna Adams, Charlotte Thornton White, Patrick O’Donovan, PJ O’Donovan, Jason Meyer, George Winsborrow, Lee Scrafton, Craig Winspear, Andy White and James Tait

The Game

The snow was falling but that didn’t stop the Wheelchair Basketball at Aylesbury High School as Aces took on Brixton Ballers. It was the first game in the clubs new kit. Everyone at Aces would like to take this opportunity to thank Gerald Simmonds for sponsoring the purchase of the new kit and Fiona O’Donovan for organising and ordering the kit.

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Bury Bombers v Aces 1

Culford Sports & Tennis Centre | 25 February 2018 | 14:00

 Coach: Nesad Causevic

 Squad: Jordan Luce (c), Leanna Adams, Patrick O’Donovan, PJ O’Donovan, Jason Meyer, George Winsborrow, Lee Scrafton and Andy White

The Game

Aces travelled to Bury St. Edmonds to play Bury Bombers. The game started with Aces wining possession from the tip, Aces went on to score five consecutive baskets before Bombers responded with a point from the free throw line. Both sides went on to score another basket, before Aces closed out the quarter with six unanswered baskets.

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Sussex Bears v Aces 1

Sir Robert Woodard Academy | 10 February 2018 | 13:00 

Coach: Nesad Causevic

Squad: Jordan Luce (c), Leanna Adams, Patrick O’Donovan, PJ O’Donovan, Charlotte Thornton White, Craig Winspear, Jason Meyer and Andy White

The Game

Aces travelled to Brighton to play the undefeated Sussex Bears. The game started with Aces wining possession from the tip, Aces went on to score three consecutive baskets before Bears responded with three of their own with a basket from the paint and a point from the line. The first quarter continued to be a close battle with Aces edging the game, 10-9 at the end of the first quarter.

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Hampshire Harriers 1 v Aces 1

Oasis Academy Mayfield | 21 January 2018 | Tip Off 13:20

 Coach: Nesad Causevic

 Squad: Jordan Luce (c), Leanna Adams, Chris Rattenbury, Patrick O’Donovan, Charlotte Thornton White, Ben Pritchard, Andy White and George Winsborrow

The Game:
Aces had their first game of 2018, travelling to Southampton to play Hampshire Harriers at Oasis Academy Mayfield. Aces won possession from the tip-off but were unable to score from their first spell of possession. Aces moved straight into a structured press, limiting the home sides options in transitional play. With the aid of forced turnovers Aces were able to counter attack fast, causing real trouble for the home side. Aces strong defensive play and fast transitions led to Aces winning the quarter 20-4.

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Aces 1 v London Titans

Stoke Mandeville Stadium | 17 December 2017 | 13:30

Coach: Nesad Causevic

Squad: Daniel Bingley, Ben Pritchard, George Winsborrow, Patrick O’Donovan, Jordan Luce (C), James Tait, Jason Meyer, Chris Rattenbury & Andy White

The Game
Aces played their final game of 2017 at Stoke Mandeville Stadium going up against London Titans. Aces won possession from the tip off and were able to find the basket on their first attack of the game with Jordan Luce getting the first points of the game.

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Aces Hawks Junior League Round One

A day after Aces Diamonds began their Junior League Season; Aces Hawks started their season by hosting the first round of their group’s fixtures at Furze Platt School, Maidenhead.

Before the day had even started Aces Hawks were put in the unfortunate situation of being down two players, due to unforeseen circumstances. This left the team with only 5 players, two of which were 5 pointers, meaning they couldn’t be on court together.

The team had two options, forfeit and play the two games as a friendly or start the game with 5 players, take the technical foul and then play on with 4 on court. The decision was made to take the second option, play the games with 4 players on court.

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Aces Diamonds Junior League Round One

Finally, Junior League is here. Something the players have been looking forward to for months. On the day Aces Diamonds were up against Newark Jaguars and Norwich Lowriders. The squad was missing a few players from last season due to one being injured and a few being too young for the new structure. That didn’t stop the six players that were available turning up and giving their all for 80 minutes across the two games.

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Aces 1 v Bury Bombers

Stoke Mandeville Stadium | 05 November 2017| 13:30 

Coach: Nesad Causevic

Squad: Patrick O’Donovan, PJ O’Donovan, Andy White, Charlotte Thornton-White, Lee Scrafton, George Winsborrow, Ben Pritchard, Leanna Adams, Chris Rattenbury, Jordan Luce, Craig Winspear, Jason Meyer & James Tait

The Game:
Aces scored the first points of the game in the first minute after winning possession from the tip-off. Unlike previous games the home side used a pressing strategy sporadically, choosing to use a high line defensive set up when not pressing. Aces, like previous games continued to score with some consistency. However defensively, the high line defence had differing results. Aces won the quarter 20-13.

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