Ipswich Basketball Club round-up: Ben Mobee leads boys to win

Ben Mobee led the under 18 boys with 22 points

Ben Mobee led the under 18 boys with 22 points - Credit: Archant

Saturday’s home game for the under-18 boys, against Milton Keynes Trojans, proved to be almost a carbon copy of the previous meeting between these two sides, with the margin of victory this time for Ipswich ending at 22 points, 67-45.

“We were able to run our bench more freely in this game and used the occasion to continue the development of tactical elements we have introduced recently,” said coach Dave Girling. “It was good to see how well the boys played together as a team.”

Ben Mobee led the team with 22 points, Jonny Hall added 21 and Caleb Moses chipped in 12.

It was a difficult weekend for Adam Robinson’s short-staffed Under-18 Girls.

The team played much better than the score suggests in a 70-51 defeat to Southwark Pride, but were ultimately punished by a very good team for too many turnovers and not stopping the ball in transition.

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Top scorers were Ashleigh Pink (20), Frances Musson and Maya Price (12 each).

Mirroring Saturday’s game, Ipswich again turned the ball over too often and were punished by a strong Sevenoaks side on Sunday, coming away with a 64-50 defeat. Pink led the team again with 24 points, Musson added 14, and Esther Little scored eight.

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Also on the losing side of the result were the Under-16 Boys, who lost at 95-73 at home to London Greenhouse Pioneers.

Ben Winter finished with a team-high 21 points, while Joe Hindley, Ahmeed Yusoof, Ethan Price, Tom Payne, Lewis Tebbit all scored eight.

Both Under-14 Boys’ teams were in action.

Coach Colin Dockrell’s under-14 I team improved vastly on their previous result against a very strong London Feltham Warriors team, who had beaten them by over 120 points earlier in the campaign, this time going down 106-55.

Coach Syd Payne and the Under-14 Boys II played a similarly tough Milton Keynes team.

They played some good offensive basketball, moving the ball well, and showed their progress, scoring over double the number of points they did in the first meeting his season. But silly fouls caused disruption, which affected the boys in a 93-40 defeat.

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