Ipswich Basketball Club under 13s lose heartbreakers in National League Final Fours

Ipswich Basketball Club u13s at the National Final Four

Ipswich Basketball Club u13s at the National Final Four - Credit: Archant

The unbeaten Ipswich under 13 boys basketball squad travelled to Sheffield at the weekend for the National League Final Fours, returning with heads held high after two incredibly close defeats.

The boys lost 105-101 in overtime to fellow undefeated side London Feltham Warriors in their first game before fighting back from an early 11-point deficit to lose a heartbreaker 79-78 to the Lewisham Thunder.

Head coach Noel Lambert said: “At this young age group you can hardly discuss experience and character, but I found today that is what the Ipswich boys all possess.

“Losing an opening game in which you have fought back from such a deficit to lose in overtime, would surely be too much for some people. These young men set it aside to fight back in the following game.

“It has been emotionally challenging for us all, but credit to the team to have reached the finals in such a manner, undefeated. Today has certainly been an experience never to forget.

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