Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair Basketball Club put in a spirited performance but ultimately lost their final game of the season against Warwickshire Bears on Sunday.
They were beaten 49-29, but remained in touch until half-time against a very strong Bears side that hasn’t lost a game all season.
The Bears got off to a good start and had a 12-4 lead at the end of the first quarter, with Vickie Simmonds and Joe Humphreys getting the Kings’ points.
In the second quarter the Kings closed the deficit to trail 21-14 at half-time after scores from Humphreys, Greg Rose and Reece Barker.
But the Bears were back in dominant form after the break and added 18 points to the Kings’ four.
The Kings edged the final quarter 11-10 courtesy of Humphreys, Barker and Peter Rapley, but not enough to prevent a 20-point defeat.
The match concluded the Kings’ Third Division South and West season.
The Kings have 17 points and look set to finish fourth out of the seven teams after winning five of their 12 games.