The Endeavour Ipswich Basketball Senior Women advanced to the last 16 of the National Cup with a routine win against Division Two outfit University of East Anglia.
Although UEA opened the scoring, it was evident from the opening tip that the game would not be the most competitive contest and while the visitors showed some potential and plenty of grit, it was something of a formality in a cold Copleston sports hall on Sunday.
Ipswich were led by 26 points from Yazmin Edwards and another all-round performance from Harriet Welham who helped herself to 22 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
Ipswich now face another relatively local rival for a place in the quarter finals when they travel to Anglia Ruskin, probably on Sunday the 5th of November.
Sadly, the game was somewhat overshadowed by an injury sustained by key Ipswich player Liv Partridge, who suffered a fractured foot during the contest and will now be out for an extended period of time.
“Good win, disappointed for Liv and the whole team with regard to the injury. Liv is an integral part of this team and someone who brings a huge amount to what we do on and off the court. We hope she recovers well and will be able to make a contribution on the court when she is back - and while she is out, we have gained a very experienced and knowledgeable assistant coach” said Head Coach Nick Drane.
Ipswich are at home next Saturday in Division One action when they face Anglia Ruskin at 1:30pm at Copleston.