Ipswich Basketball Club round-up - Women enjoy a win double

Emma Camp for Ipswich

Emma Camp for Ipswich - Credit: Archant

After an extended break from action, the Senior Women had a busy weekend, writes Arron MacDonald.

Ipswich captain Amy Linton

Ipswich captain Amy Linton - Credit: Archant

First, they squared off against Anglia Ruskin in the league, where a late defensive surge was the difference maker in a tight game, which the Blue ladies won 53-48, led by 13 points from Danni Cazey and 10 points from Amy Linton.

This was followed up with a tough game against London Westside in the National Trophy, with the ladies determined to build on Saturday’s performance and prove a point.

Cazey again led the way, dropping in 14 points, whilst Emma Camp notched the same to see Ipswich into the next round, 68-55.

Coach Cristina Stanciuca’s busy weekend continued, with a game for the U14 Boys at home to Cambridge Cats. The Suffolk side dominated from the start, with the high-scoring duo of Lewis Tebbit (19 points) and Ben Winter (17 points) almost outscoring their opponents themselves in a 68-38 win.

Callum McNichol, of Ipswich U18's driving to the rim to make 2 points

Callum McNichol, of Ipswich U18's driving to the rim to make 2 points - Credit: Archant

The Under 18 Men also competed both days, splitting their games against Oxford Hoops and Milton Keynes Trojans.

A strong team performance helped the men build a 25-point lead against Oxford, where James Casburn’s 15 points led the blues, with three other players in double-digits en route to a 98-83 win.

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Sunday’s game against Trojans was a tighter affair, with an 11-0 second quarter run for the visitors proving crucial in establishing a lead which Ipswich simply couldn’t overcome - despite a three-point barrage from leading scorers Mark James (20), Rory Winter (16) and Cameron Hawes (11) whose attempted three at the buzzer “hiccuped” out to prevent overtime, and halt Ipswich’s progress in the Cup.

Elsewhere, the Under 13’s maintained their position atop of the South First division, buoyed by a 29-1 first quarter, beating Brentwood Leopards 93-34, moving the team to 7-0 for the season, despite playing only one home game so far.

The Under 16 Boys closed out the weekend in a cup tie against Southend Scorpions, winning 89-55 to progress, thanks to a good team effort.

Next weekend sees another senior double header on Saturday from 2pm, while the Under 13 Boys play Sunday at 11am. For further information, follow us on twitter @IpswichHoops.