Report: Wheelchair National Academy win Leuven Bears Youth Invitational

basketballscotland’s Wheelchair National Academy claimed the Leuven Bears Youth Invitational Tournament trophy on Sunday after winning all four games in Belgium.

The squad started the tournament strongly with a 58-21 win over the hosts Leuven Bears. Cameron Watson and Ronnie Cassels both recorded 14 points, with captain Ben Leitch adding 12 more. Logan Kidd also reached double figures, finishing the game with 10 points.

The same afternoon the squad faced BC Oostende, the second Belgian team in the tournament, and picked up a massive 70-18 victory. Lothian Phoenix’s Logan Kidd led the way in the fixture, with his tally for the game reaching 28 points. Cameron Watson recorded 18 points whilst Blair Marshall added 10.

On to day two and the Scottish side faced German side BG Baskets Hamburg, coming out on top 34-30 to secure a place in the afternoon’s final. Captain Ben Leitch, who plays domestically with Glasgow Rollin’ Rocks, led by example by picking up 19 of the team’s points.

The final on Sunday afternoon saw Scotland face BG Baskets Hamburg for the second time that day and the result was the same as they again won by four points, this time 48-44, to lift the trophy. Ben Leitch was again the star for the team, recording a double-double.

It was a massively successful weekend for the squad both on and off the court as the first ever Wheelchair National Academy returned to Scotland on Monday afternoon with the trophy.