Video & round-up: Mark James hits game-winner for Ipswich Basketball Club under 18s at Haringey

Ipswich's Rory Winter attacks the basket during the U18s fine win against Harringey

Ipswich's Rory Winter attacks the basket during the U18s fine win against Harringey - Credit: Archant

The U13 Boys looked to extend their undefeated season, facing Mansfield in the national quarter finals. An explosive start from the hosts almost sealed the win in the opening period, with a 30-9 lead over the visibly-shocked guests.

The U13 Boys looked to extend their undefeated season, facing Mansfield in the national quarter finals. An explosive start from the hosts almost sealed the win in the opening period, with a 30-9 lead over the visibly-shocked guests.

The onslaught continued, with Ipswich winning every quarter, taking the game 98-37.

Coach Lambert said: “The atmosphere was great, it brought the best out of the lads today. The team now has two weeks to prepare for a trip to Sheffield and the two toughest games of the season in the final fours.”

Leading scorers were Veron with 29, Huggins 22 and Mobee 18.


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The Senior Women travelled to face Sheffield Hatters in their national play-off quarter-finals.

The hosts started strongly in a bid to ensure that they weren’t another scalp for the Suffolk side. With Sheffield building a 20-2 lead in the opening minutes, the game appeared to be running away from Ipswich. However, they found their feet, giving the hosts a few scares in a 79-61 defeat which saw their season come to an end.

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Leading scorers were Cazey (12), Welham (9) and Toole (8) as every Ipswich player got on the scoresheet.

The U18 Men travelled to Haringey, who hadn’t lost at home all season, looking to earn a home tie in the next round.

The hosts started strongly and built a double-digit lead, but as the home support grew louder, Ipswich roared back into the game, down only two at the half, and tying the game with a quarter to play.

Haringey made another run to go up 62-58 with two minutes to play, before a pair of stops and run-outs for James tied the score again.

Haringey eked ahead again with 12 seconds to play and the hosts called time-out, allowing coach MacDonald to draw-up a play.

Winter broke the press, found Ralston, who in turn found a wide-open James to knock-down a three to seal the win with just 4.3 seconds to play. Leading scorers were James (18), Winter (13) and Saffery (9).

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