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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Can you remember the golden era of Ipswich women’s basketball?

The annual Ipswich Basketball end-of-season dinner saw over 200 club members, sponsors and followers attend the Cameo Hotel in Copdock for another hugely successful send-off.

Ipswich basketball’s head coach Nick Drane is brimming with optimism, after the club’s women’s team was reformed yesterday.

Ipswich Basketball Club are relaunching their women’s team.

Girls’ basketball in Ipswich is on the crest of a wave.

Ipswich Basketball Club coach Amy Linton is already planning another assault on the national title, after the club’s under-16 girls fell at the final hurdle in the National Final Fours.

A special group of girls are on the verge of glory.

National play-off quarter-final

Ipswich U16 Girls 74

Surrey Goldhawks 70

Ipswich are sending a junior girls’ team to the National Final Four for the first time in over 20 years after Esther Little’s 26 points powered Coach Amy Linton’s Under-16 Girls past Surrey Goldhawks in a raucous Copleston Sports Centre on Sunday.

NBL Division Two play-off semi-final

Kent Crusaders 89

Ipswich 82

Ipswich came within a whisker of the Division Two play-off final but were outlasted by regular-season champions Kent Crusaders in an epic encounter on Saturday.

With three teams still in the hunt for silverware, this weekend is an important one for Ipswich Basketball Club.

Suffolk New College’s basketballers proved to be the kings of the court when they triumphed in a regional competition.

NBL Division Two play-off quarter-final

Ipswich 98

London Westside 64

If ever there was a first possession that encapsulated how a basketball game was going to go, it was Saturday evening at Copleston.

Ipswich want to create a sea of blue and a wall of noise when they battle for a place in the semi-finals of the National Basketball League Division 2 play-offs on Saturday.

Ipswich Under-16 Girls registered a commanding 99-49 over Portsmouth City to advance to the national quarter-finals.

Ipswich Men will face London Westside in the first round of the NBL Division Two play-offs, after the Westminster-based club beat local rivals London Pioneers this weekend.

Jonny Hall led the Under-18 Men to a comfortable 82-33 victory over Cambridge Cats, but paid a high price for doing so as he suffered a suspected broken wrist in a fall following a fast-break dunk.

NBL Division Two

Ipswich 118

Newham Neptunes 82

Ipswich signed off their regular-season campaign in style as Luke Mascall-Wright’s huge first half led to the whole team catching fire after the break and relegated Newham were unable to cope.

National League Division II

Ipswich Basketball 62 Kent Crusaders 66

London Greenhouse Pioneers 64 Ipswich Basketball 91

John Ellis has been appointed as head coach of Ipswich Basketball Club’s senior men’s team, from next season.

There were big wins and big losses alike for Ipswich’s junior sides this weekend.

Ipswich Basketball were stunned by a late comeback from relegation candidates Doncaster Eagles on Saturday, as the hosts rallied from seven down in the final quarter to take a precious victory, in National League Division Two.

Coach Hayley Rigby’s U14 Girls side were the curtain-raiser for the senior men, and had a growing crowd as their game against Norfolk Iceni wore on.

NBL Division Two

Ipswich 98

Tees Valley Mohawks 77

Leigh Greenan returned to full fitness and duly exploded for 29 points and 13 rebounds as Ipswich turned on the style and turned up the pressure to beat Tees Valley Mohawks at Copleston on Saturday.

While the Senior Men were on their travels, Copleston played host to an Ipswich Basketball junior triple-header on Saturday.

NBL Division Two

Nottingham Hoods 73

Ipswich 74

Four crunch-time free-throws from Tom Sadler and a huge defensive possession by Edson Ferreira gave Ipswich a last-second victory on the road against Nottingham Hoods.

Inspire Suffolk recently played host to a full day of boys and girls county basketball finals at under 12, under 14 and under 16 level.

Ipswich’s under-18 Girls secured a comfortable 91-33 victory over London Lewisham Thunder.

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