Another great end of the week for basketball at the University of Worcester Arena – it feels like it is becoming the sport’s heart in the West Midlands!
Following another exciting and breath-taking game between the Worcester Wolves and Cheshire Pheonix, resulting in an overtime win for the wolfpack, Sunday proved to be even more exciting, as the England Basketball Cup Finals were held in the Arena.
The ‘work adventures’ of Team CorDina in covering different events at this great venue (happening for a year now) are back! Just as all the other events we did in the past: The Continental Clash 2 and The Netball Superleague Grand Final, the excitement levels were at their highest levels. Let’s dive into the world of social media!
The atmosphere once again was electric; with the amazing buzz that the crowd did and the great games we saw, there was no way one could have been bored.
Despite that people rarely take me in a serious way (no wonder why – the only girl on court to take photos, more importantly amongst all these gigantic people throwing the ball across the court and doing slam dunks)… the fact that I enjoy photography so much and especially after I saw some of my photos on big acrylics all over the building, I have to say that my job at the University is quite cool – doing what I like, getting access to interesting events!
So, let’s go back to England Basketball Cup Finals! The first ones to watch were the ladies – what an exciting game! It was a real nail-biter, honestly I didn’t expect it to be so interesting.
An hour-long point chase between Team Northumbria and Cardiff Archers, the 66-64 win crowned Team Northumbria. The end of the game was unknown until the very last seconds and you can only imagine their joy and happy screams when the final signal cam and the scoreboard showed the winner! What a game, oh what a game!
The Rockets were having a confidently leading the score during the majority of the game, still the Neptunes managed to cut the advantage significantly with a difference of single points during the second half. Despite that both teams performed great, there can be only one winner and it was the Reading Rockets, who won their first National Cup since 2009 and their third overall thanks to a 93-72 defeat over the Newham Neptunes.
We had the pleasure to see one of the big names in Britain’s basketball – Dan Clark, one of the Team GB top players, who presented the MVP award to one of the Rockets’ players - Gabriel Diaz-Morera for his 29 points and 12 rebounds.
Check out some of the photos from the game! I hope you will like them. Now back to editing all men’s photos – still waiting to be uploaded! : )