Ipswich Basketball Club round-up: Under 14 Girls start weekend with a win

Troy Huggins, of Ipswich U13 boys, making the layup under pressure

Troy Huggins, of Ipswich U13 boys, making the layup under pressure - Credit: Archant

The U14 Girls started the weekend with a 50-33 win in an early Saturday start against London Greenhouse Pioneers, writes Arron MacDonald.

Veron Simmons, of Ipswich U13 boys, had another dominant game

Veron Simmons, of Ipswich U13 boys, had another dominant game - Credit: Archant

Coach Pavel Kricka said: “We weren’t fazed by the early start, we built a lead and never relinquished it, despite late pressure from the hosts”.

The Suffolk side were led by Ella Pearson (14) and Scarlett Copping (13).

The Under 18’s Men travelled to East Hertfordshire Royals looking to bounce back from an early cup exit last week. The men led from the start in their win, with leading scorer Mark James chipping in 23 points.

He was supported by Karl Saffery (23) and Cameron Hawes (20) who led a fantastic effort from the bench.

Seb Mobee of Ipswich U13 boys on his way to scoring

Seb Mobee of Ipswich U13 boys on his way to scoring - Credit: Archant

Coach Arron MacDonald added “Karl outworked everyone on the court today, and as for Cam, I think he’s in range from the moment he crosses half-court.

“When we play great team defence, and are moving the ball like this, we’re going to be hard to beat”.

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The Senior Women squared off against Oaklands Wolves prior to the Senior Men’s game, with the guests starting quickly, the women were playing catch-up in the early going – getting back on level terms and building a small lead going into the final period.

As the home side lost Emma Camp following a hard fall, the guests built a slim lead, which the women couldn’t overcome – despite 40 points from Camp (21) and Danni Cazey (19), Oaklands snatched a three-point victory.

The Under 16 Boys were the busiest team of the weekend, grabbing a pair of comfortable wins to move to third in the table, first beating Brentwood 79-44 at home on Saturday; then travelling to face Worthing, coming away with a more emphatic win, 82-38.

The undefeated Under 13’s Boys moved to 9-0, creating some breathing space in the top spot of their table with a 68-39 home win against NASSA; whilst 21 points from Lewis Tebbit helped the Under 14’s Boys moved to 3-2 in league play in a hard-earned 69-64 away win against MK Trojans, Ben Winter was clutch when it mattered, scoring three of his 23 points in the final seven seconds.

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