Ipswich Basketball Club round-up: Jasmine Tebbit and Maya Price lead girls to win

Jasmine Tebbit

Jasmine Tebbit - Credit: Archant

Ipswich’s under-18 Girls secured a comfortable 91-33 victory over London Lewisham Thunder.

With no clash in fixtures, Ipswich were able to call up a number of under-16s and still ran out comfortable winners. Top scorers for coach Adam Robinson were Maya Price with 26 and Jasmine Tebbit with 22.

Coach Colin Dockrell’s under-14 Boys secured their first win of the season, taking an 83-70 win over Solent Kestrels behind Harry Syrett’s 23 points, with Seb Mobee adding 21.

Having only lost to Kestrels by twelve away in the reverse fixture, the boys knew at full strength and at home they had a good chance to pick up their first win and this showed in the performance.

With eight of the 12 players getting on the scoresheet it was a real team effort on both ends including outstanding defensive performances from Tom Hindley, Charlie Caillaud-Shaftoe and steal machine Ed Swain.

Tense throughout it was not until the fourth quarter when Ipswich managed to pull away for the win.

It was a busy weekend for Coach Arron MacDonald’s under-16 Boys, hosting Solent on Saturday where Ben Winter poured in 22 first half points.

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Ethan Price and Veron led the Blues home to a comfortable 79-64 win, with great performances off the bench from Troy Huggins, Rhakeem Edwards-Channer & Joe Hindley.

On Sunday the boys travelled to Southwark Pride, where early turnovers and missed layups came back to haunt them, with Pride dominating the glass for a number of putbacks.

Holding Ipswich to just 24 second half points, the hosts didn’t seem to miss at the other end and eased away to an 82-59 win.

The other girls’ side in action were coach Hayley Rigby’s under-14 girls, who went down 71-80 at Oaklands Wolves.

Cameron Taylor-Willis top-scored for the Suffolk side with 31; Susannah Rafiu added 21.

The under-14 Boys’ development team were also in action twice, but with their entire squad playing a year young, lost in what coach Syd Payne called a “lacklustre” performance on Saturday as Braintree Blue Devils took the win, while rebounding issues hampered Ipswich in an 81-65 defeat to East Herts Royals.

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