The Bolton Bulls wheelchair basketball club provides wheelchair basketball to people of all ages, disabilities and gender from all over the North West of England including Bolton, Bury, Blackburn, Wigan and Stockport.
Game number two was against the visiting Lancaster Bulldogs and the Bolton Bulls were on a high after opening the season with a win the previous week.
Unfortunately the Bulls struggled to convert last week’s strong finish from the start here, but the first quarter was a close one with only 2 points between the teams, finishing 10-8 in Lancaster’s favour.
More of the same in the second quarter, both teams struggling to find their rhythm and despite a high number of shots the ball simply refused to drop through the basket. The Bulls had a disappointing half but kept the game close, being only 6 points behind. Half time score: Bolton Bulls 14; Lancaster Bulldogs 20. Coach Dan earned his keep again at half-time as the Bulls came out strong in the third their game-plan started to come together. Unfortunately shots still weren’t dropping for either team; but Lancaster managed to squeeze another point onto their lead, edging a 7 point gap; the score going into the final quarter was: Bulls 23; Lancaster 31.
There was some strong defense from the Bulls in the final quarter in a bid to pull the game back and it began to pay off, forcing some turn-overs and easy points. It was a gallant effort and briefly a comeback was on the cards; sadly time was against them and a strong Lancaster Bulldogs team maintained their good lead to seal the win. Final Score - Bolton Bulls 33; Lancaster Bulldogs 42. Michael #8