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Kings 2nd team pick up the win to see out 2019 in style

The distinction of the final game of the calendar year went to Kings 2nd team who travelled to Derbyshire on Sunday to face the Derby Wheelblazers in Division Three South West and Central.

The game was pretty even in the first quarter, with both the team's struggling to take advantage as the score remained level with Kings just piping the lead at the break, 16-12 with Mo Daller picking up 8 points for Kings in the opening quarter.

 A change in the Kings set up in the second quarter, allowed them to pull ahead with Joe Humphreys, Yas Ibesbane and Peter Rapley all netting baskets to open up a ten-point lead of 32-22 at the end of the half.

The second half started with a Wheelblazers fight back before Kings found some composure towards the end of the quarter, that saw Humphreys and Rapley add to their respective tallies to leave the game 40-34 at the break.

The final quarter continued with the Wheelblazers fight back and was a nerve-wracking experience as Wheelblazers picked up eight unanswered points to bring the game back to within two points with just 4 minutes to spare. However,  A quick timeout saw a change in tactics and renewed confidence (and some tighter defence work) - which allowed them to ride out the game as 49-42 winners.

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