Ipswich Basketball Club round-up: Under 16 Girls stay unbeaten
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The U16 Girls continued their unbeaten start to the season with a dominant defensive performance against London Greenhouse Pioneers in a 60-41 win, writes Arron MacDonald.
Although the visitors started brightly, Ipswich regained an 18-12 lead after one, and never looked back. Maya Price led the charge with 22 points, 20 rebounds seven steals and five blocks, assisted by Jaz Tebbit (14) and Beth Alexander (12).
The U18 Boys recovered from their disappointing loss at Solent with a strong performance against Worthing Thunder.
The Blues weathered the storm under a barrage of threes from the visitors in the early going, before putting the defensive clamps on in the second half of a 90-72 win.
Mark James led the way with 20 points, while captain Rory Winter had 15 points and 13 assists.
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However, Josh Apple stole the show in his home debut with a series of highlights en route to 16 points.
U14 Boys I travelled to Richmond Knights finding themselves down 32-38 at the half, before a 10-0 run swung things in the Blues’ favour. Seb Mobee (22), Troy Huggins and Ethan Price (16) led the side in scoring.
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The U16 Boys sank to a 81-53 loss against Worthing Thunder, despite staying close throughout the first half, while the U14 Boys II fell to a heavy defeat against a strong Chelmsford Lions team.
The U14 Girls travelled to face Norfolk Iceni looking to bounce back from their loss against Southend, and came out of the blocks quickly in an impressive performance against their Norfolk neighbours, running out to a 121-23 win, despite resting players throughout the second half.
Nicole Aston (17), Ella Pearson (13) and Jasmine Shackleton (12) led a balanced attack for the Blues.
The Senior Women fell to a shock home defeat against West Herts Warriors after a slow start where they scored only four points in the first.
Having brought it all the way back to a one-point game with three minutes to play, Warriors notched another timely three-pointer and edged away, 58-62.
Ipswich’s leading scorers were Danni Cazey (13), Amy Linton (eight points, eight rebounds) and Kirstie Moore (eight points, six rebounds, five assists).