Turney off the mark as Bears continue to lead the way

Anna Turney prepares to shoot. Picture submitted
Anna Turney prepares to shoot. Picture submitted

Warwick Paralympian Anna Turney scored her first baskets for Warwickshire Bears as they made it six wins out of six to lead the British Wheelchair Basketball League Division Three Central going into the Christmas break.

The downhill skier was introduced with Bears holding a ten-point advantage at Essex Outlaws and made an instant impression with a drive to the baskets and her maiden two-pointer.

Turney added a second basket in the third period as Bears went on to close out a 47-29 win and coach Tom Masterson singled out her performance in an otherwise lacklustre display from his team.

“Again, while happy with the win, we were sloppy on parts of our game,” said Masterson.

“Outlaws are determined, tough team, but we are better than we played.

“The positive was seeing Anna get on the scoresheet, which gave her some reward for all the hard work she has put in since the start of the season.”

The Bears’ next game is on January 4 when they entertain London Titans at Warwickshire College’s Henley-in-Arden campus (12.30pm).