The Seniors slipped to a 1&3 record following a disappointing performance at Loughborough University Riders resulted in a loss on Sunday. After a slow start the team looked to be slipping into gear on the back of 2 Danny Williams drives and a Matt Catlow inside finish.
However a frustrating free throw display ensured that COB couldn’t keep up with the Riders scoring as the half finished 40-25 in favour of the hosts.
The third quarter proved disastrous for COB with the Riders pulling away to finish the game as a contest. A rally in the 4th quarter ensured that the lead was extended no further but with the damage complete Riders maintained an 87-50 point victory over a frustrated COB team.
The Seniors will be looking to put things right on Saturday (1st November) when Kingston Panthers are the visitors to Nechells (5.05pm).
A dominant performance from the Under 13s in Notts Nova saw the team return home with a fine and convincing 79-52 victory on the back of a much improved defensive performance.
The Under 15s made the journey north to York and also returned victorious this time 70-60 although a slow start saw the team down at half time before a fine 3rd quarter blew the game open in the favour of COB.
Under 16s visited Bradford where the Dragons proved too hot to handle as the team went down 80-58 to move to 2&2 for the season.
Also on Saturday the Under 18s hosted Worcester Wolves in their campaign opener. A comfortable 61-38 team victory was earned on the back of 14 David Fodor points supported by 11 from George Franklin, 9 for both Arivelle Trout and Funganayi Chogogudza, and 8 for Harun Saleh.
Sunday fixtures saw Under 14 and Under 16 Girls both going down to Northamptonshire Titans and Team Birmingham respectively. Both teams failed to get a foothold in their games but with lots of learning gained the experiences will be valuable moving forward for Coach Lewis and Coach Kinch.