Sirling played host to some of the top Wheelchair Basketball teams in the UK, over weekend, for basketballscotland’s 2017 Invitational Wheelchair Championships.
A star-studded roster of athletes, including Paralympians Robyn Love and Gordon Reid, descended on The Peak to take part in two days of action packed wheelchair basketball. Scotland’s U23’s, the UK Invictus Games team, a Scotland All-Stars select and Tees-Valley Titans went head-to-head.
Scotland U23’s got the tournament underway in winning fashion, topping the All-Stars (52-49) before the All-Stars avenged their defeat with victory over UK Invictus Games (49-39) in the second fixture of the day. Tees Valley Titans impressed in their first couple of outings, beating the U23’s (64-61) and UK Invictus Games (54-30) in back-to-back contests. With the title up for grabs, Scotland U23’s got the better of UK Invictus Games (55-48) meaning Tees Valley had to beat the All-Stars to secure the title. Win they did, finishing undefeated and taking home the 2017 crown.
A wonderful weekend of wheelchair basketball action.
Scotland U23 52-49 Scotland Senior All Stars; Ion 18p-13r, D.Beattie 15p; Davidson 14p, Love 12p-10p Reid 11p
UK Invictus Games 39-49 Scotland Senior All Stars; Walker 10p-14r; Love 12p, Davidson 12p
Scotland U23 61-64 Tees Valley Titans; Ion 18p-20p, D.Beattie 15p; Hall 30p, Fawcett 20p-18r
UK Invictus Games 30-54 Tees Valley Titans; Gill 8p-9r; Fawcett 14p, Sargent 9p, Hall 8p-7r
Scotland U23 55-48 UK Invictus Games; Ion 15p-12r, D.Beattie 15p, Mason 11p; Walker 14p-15r, Gill 12p
Tees Valley Titans XX-XX Scotland Senior All Stars
Wheelchair Invitational Final Standings
1st Tees Valley Titans
2nd Scotland U23
3rd Scotland All Stars
4th Invictus Games UK