The Under-14 Girls are one win away from a perfect season, after they trounced Norfolk Iceni 98-25 at Copleston on Sunday.
Ipswich didn’t fire throughout the opening period, but their defensive effort restricted the visitors to only one basket all quarter which compensated for the stuttering offence.
The 2nd quarter started 18-2, and it was Norfolk who started faster with two quick scores. Ipswich reacted to this with a 33-point run to lead 51-6 at the break. The second half played out 47-19.
This result moves the team on to 13-0, with only the Nottingham Wildcats, in a fortnight’s time, in the way of a perfect Conference record.
Yasmin Edwards once again led the team in scoring, with 26 points. Ella Hawes added 19 and Olivia Manning finished with 16.
The Under-14 Boys lost 81-60 on the road to West Herts Warriors. The team had had a week off last week, and it showed in a slow start. Coach Brad Potter’s boys played their best basketball towards the end of the third, and when they got back within 10 early in the fourth it looked as though Ipswich were going to step it up a notch. The hosts countered well, however, and held on to seal the
Harrison Gregg had 22 points for Ipswich, while Luke Jacobs da Silva added 15.
A 104-90 defeat at Colchester has the Under-18 Men now looking like outsiders to make the playoffs.
With only one point between the teams by half-time, the predicted great game fulfilled expectations. Colchester scored 13 threes, and Ipswich hit 11 of their own in a true end to end game.
Ipswich got into early foul trouble in the last two quarters, allowing an 8 point lead to be pulled out in the third before eventually going down by 14 at the end.
Emmanuel Onwuka led scoring for Noel Lambert’s squad, with 29 points.
Elsewhere, Coach Adam Robinson was disappointed by his Under-16 Boys’ second half performance as they went down 79-56 at Oaklands Wolves. After a series of slow starts for the Suffolk side, the first half of this contest was competitive, with Ipswich going into half time down 3. Oaklands made a run in the third that Ipswich were unable to come back from, leaving Ipswich firmly out of the playoff picture. Harry Syrett had 24 points for Ipswich.