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The 2019 season has finished thank you to all who played

The 2019 season has finished and will restart in September. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Please check back soon for updates or join our mailing list.

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Club News

We are very sorry to have heard that John Symons passed away earlier today following a short illness.

Ashby Aztecs would like to offer our deepest sympathy to his family at this very sad time.

10 point victory for Ashby B vs Magna Cobras

Magna Cobras  54 : 64 Aztecs B

Aztecs B started their 2018/19 away campaign with an explosive overtime victory against the experienced Magna Cobras. After a balanced opening 5 minutes the Aztecs failed to convert their scoring opportunities, allowing the Cobras to open up a 13 point lead at the quarter (22:9).

An inspired change to a 1:3:1 defence restricted the home team to just 2 points in the second quarter, and contributions from Obembe (4) and Hanson (6) closed the gap to just 5 at the break (24:19).

With the team growing in confidence, the second half began with Harrap converting from distance, including 2 three pointers, and with solid defensive contributions from Robson, Johnson and Harrap the Aztecs eventually edged ahead during the final quarter. The game remained close and a final basket by Johnson took the game into overtime at 47 all.

What happened in the next 5 minutes will remain in the memories of the team for ever as the giant Obembe awoke from the slumber, rose to the challenge and exploded into action, dominating both boards, driving coast to coast on several occasions, scoring 12 points and with two further assists for Harrap ensured the Aztecs ran out comfortable 54:64 winners. Not even the technical foul (something about the men in grey not going to Specsavers) could detract from this Man of the Match performance.

With impressive cameo performances from rookies McMillan, Idowu and Garner ably supported by the more experienced Jackson and Youles, stand in Coach Hanson can report back to the otherwise indisposed Coach Kershaw that the pressure is now on to continue the teams learning, development, progression and improvement as the team seek to move up the league tables.

Aztecs Scorers : Obembe (MOTM) 20, Hanson S 19, Harrap 17, Johnson 6, Robson 2

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New Players Wanted! All abilities welcome!

Come and play basketball with the Ashby Aztecs Basketball Club

We are looking for new players for the start of the 2018/19 Basketball season. Whether you are new to Basketball, played a bit at school or have lots of experience we have a position for you.

All ages and abilities welcome, The Ashby Aztecs have 3 mens teams, 1 womens team and training for Minis and Juniors.

All 4 senior teams teams play in the Leicester and Rutland Basketball League.

  • Ashby A-Promoted to Division 2
  • Ashby B and C – Division 4
  • Ashby ladies – LBBL Womens League (Female only)
  • Minis – Training in the sports hall Monday nights
  • Juniors Training in the sports hall Wednesday nights
  • Games and competitions for minis and juniors are arranged where possible throughout the year.

We have updated the Training and Fixtures calendar with training leading up to the first games usually at the end of September.

 

Learning to play basketball – Training starts 29th August 2018.

Please see the training schedule https://www.ashbybasketball.co.uk/training-and-fixtures/

Sessions are open to all abilities and cover basic skills building up to advanced drills, plays and positioning.

If you would like to know more please get in touch using the details on the contact page or come down to our first training session to see what we are all about.

Training is £2 per session in the lead up to the start of the season.

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Ashby B vs Royales

AWAY

Royales 52 – Ashby B 46

A tough game with some excellent defending by Ashby who just couldn’t completely close the gap. Lots of fouls and intercepted passes on offence allowed the Royales to maintain their lead in the 3rd and 4th quarter.

Coaching point for next game – Control the ball and make sensible passes!

B Team Scorers:

A Youles 2

M Dighton 6

 

A Cartlidge 6

O Lubbock 5

D Cooper 2

T Fletcher 11

T Jarvis 10

T Norton 4

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Ashby B vs Rawlins B

25/01/2018

64 Rawlins B vs 39 Ashby B (AWAY)

A tough game for Ashby B with only 5 players available for the first quarter but a resilient start nonetheless. The lack in numbers meant that the intensity couldn’t be sustained for the full match. Great effort though!

Quarter breakdown

16-13
19-3
10-15
18-8

T Fletcher – 16 O Lubbock – 9 A Cartlidge – 6 T Norton – 8 A Youles – 0 N Cicinskas – 0

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Ashby B vs Bosworth B

Ashby B 64 Bosworth B 69

Ashby narrowly lost out to a more consistent Bosworth B in the last quarter. After trading baskets for 3 quarters, a series of bad fouls allowed Bosworth to re-take the lead from the free throw line in the last quarter. A good start to the year from Ashby B with one of the best performances of the season. Lets see a win in our next game!

B team scorers
R Hine 6
J Pinchess 2
M Dighton 16
A Cartlidge 4
T Fletcher 7
T Jarvis 16
N Cicinskas 4
O Lubbock 5
T Norton 5

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Latest scores Ashby B

Sorry about the lack of updates! I am missing a few score sheets…

The latest scores from the B team are below: The B team have struggled to win against more consistent teams over the past few weeks. Some work needs to be done on the fundamentals to prevent silly mistakes like giving the ball away before the offence has started! The B team is now looking to win its next few games to secure its positioning in Div 3 for next year’s season.

 

Ashby B – Ashby A (Ashby A Wins)

Ashby B – Mkt Harborough B (Loss)

Ashby B 61 Leicester Dribblerz 77

T Fletcher 19, T Jarvis 13, R Hine 8, M Deighton 5, J Youles 5, A Cartlidge 3, T Golton 3, J Pinchess 2, D Cooper 2

Ashby B – Gateway Galaxy (Loss)

Ashby B – Swadlincote (Cup) (Loss)

Ashby B – Kettering Suns – CANCELLED

 

This week

C Team v Swadlincote B

B Team away De Montfort Uni B

A Team v Mkt Harborough B

Ladies – N/A

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Week 4 Update

Week 4 Update

C Team – Home – TBC – Ashby C – Hinckley

B Team – Away – Loss

A tough game against last years cup rivals. Ashby started strong with a 4 point lead at the end of the first quarter and a tied second quarter with 16 points to each team. 33 – 29 to Ashby. A quick defensive change and some excellent shooting in the first few minutes of quarter 3 saw Rawlins score 20 points. By the end of the 4th quarter Rawlins led by 10 points. Great defencive work from Dom and Jack throughout.

Ashby B 58 Rawlins B 68

Scorers: T Jarvis 17, T Norton 13, O Lubbock 6, T Fletcher 6, L Preston 5, J Pinches 4,  A Cartlidge 3, T Golton 2, N Cicinskas 2, D Cooper 0

A Team – Away – WIN

A Team 72 – Market Bosworth B 57

(19-21; 8-10; 13-26; 17-15). 2nd win on the road for the A team

A Team scorers: K Grey 20, J McGuiness 18, N Heath 8, R Jones 6, L Preston 6,A Craddock 5,J Kettle 5, G Sage 2, L Hanson 2,S Hanson 0 (zero)

Ashby Ladies –  Ilkeston TBC

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Week 2 and 3 Update

A quick update for the last 2 weeks of play:

Week 2

Asbhy C played against St Matthews on the 9th October. With the game running in to over time. St Matthews played an excellent few minutes hitting their baskets to win 68-78. Great effort Ashby Cs hopefully as the season progresses we beat them at their place!

Ashby Ladies game on Tuesday 10th has been postponed. Hopefully we get a game in week 4!

Ashby B played Market Bosworth on the 13th. The small court caught out the Bs coupled with some sloppy mistakes gave Bosworth an easy win. Practice needed for next weeks game against cup rivals Rawlins from last season!

Ashby A – No game in week 2

Week 3

No games in week 3, open training held for seniors Monday and Wednesday for some much needed practice.

 

C Team – Home – Loss

Ashby C 68 St.Matthews 76 (after overtime)

A.Boddington 18 P. Nephin 17 G. Swain 15 A. Dodd 9 D. Thornley 7 A. Benn 2

B Team – Away – Loss

Ashby B TBC Market Bosworth TBC

A Team – No Game

Ashby Ladies – Postponed