October 28th, 2016

Bears beat rivals Titans to remain top

Updated: 3:08 pm, May 07, 2015

BEARS extended their lead at the top of the table thanks to a 50-34 win over their closest rivals London Titans.

It was the club’s seventh straight win for the Bears for the first time in 15 years.

Both teams came into the game with a 100 per cent record and as expected the first quarter proved to be a close affair with both sides going for the basket.

The second quarter started with the teams level at 12-12 but the major turning point came when Jagdeep Tiwana was introduced and took the game to the Titans.

Tiwana produced a series of fast breaks and helped upped the tempo of the game, while Ian Beach did a fantastic job of shutting down the visitors at the other end.

Bears ended the half 22-14 in front and that lead stretched to 38-19 at the end of the third quarter following a determined display from the hosts.

With the result virtually in the bag the Bears saw the game out and were in full control, limiting Titans to only five points in the last quarter, whilst adding 12 points to their tally with the Bears winning 50-34.

“I’m really pleased to win the game against our closest rivals and also seeing as it was our first game after the Christmas break.” said head coach Tom Masterson.

“Our NOV was Jagdeep Tiwana who came off the bench and turned the game around with his speed.

“Also I have to mention Ian Beech who was wonderful in defense and kept their leading scorer to hardly any chances once we changed in the second quarter.”

The Bears are on the road this weekend when they travel to Northampton Phoenix. For more information about the club or to find out how to join visit bearswbc.co.uk or follow the club on Twitter @WarwickBearsWBC

Ian Beech in action for Warwickshire Bears. (s)