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NBL Division Two

Derby Arrows 66

Ipswich 75

Ipswich Basketball repelled a second-half comeback to beat hosts Derby Arrows on Saturday, recording their first win of 2017.

NBL Division Two

Thames Valley 100

Ipswich 91

Ipswich Basketball came away from “the most-challenging fixture” of their season with a nine-point loss, as they re-started their National League Division Two campaign following the Christmas break.

Saturday’s home game for the under-18 boys, against Milton Keynes Trojans, proved to be almost a carbon copy of the previous meeting between these two sides, with the margin of victory this time for Ipswich ending at 22 points, 67-45.

Nick Drane’s overriding emotion will be pride when he steps down as first-team coach of Ipswich Basketball.

Ipswich Basketball Club’s Nick Drane is stepping down from his role as first-team coach, when the season ends in March.

NBL Division Two

Newham 77

Ipswich 96

Ipswich Basketball Club saw out 2016 in victorious fashion, 96-77, as they put away Newham Neptunes in a fourth-quarter rout, having already built and then lost a 15-point lead.

Coach Hayley Rigby’s Under-14 girls triumphed against Brentwood Fire, winning 78-67.

Ipswich Basketball head coach Nick Drane has criticised the decision to deny the sport any funding for the Tokyo Olympics, saying it feels like “no-one cares”.

NBL Division Two

Kent Crusaders 80

Ipswich 75 (OT)

Ipswich 96

Newcastle University 63

Ipswich salvaged their weekend with victory over Newcastle University at Copleston Sports Centre on Sunday after losing at unbeaten Kent the day before.

With only one junior home game all weekend, Ipswich Basketball Club’s youngsters travelled far and wide in their bid to add to the club’s win tally.

NBL Division Two

Ipswich 106

Doncaster Eagles 62

Ipswich produced one of the most memorable victories in their history with a 44-point demolition of visitors Doncaster Danum Eagles at Copleston on Saturday.

Ipswich senior team’s win seemed relatively hard-fought when contrasted with the previous game at Copleston on Saturday, in which Dave Girling’s under-18 boys beat Shoeburyness Scorpions by 86 points.

While the Senior Men were on their marathon road trip, the Ipswich club’s junior teams had a busy weekend too.

NBL Division Two

Tees Valley Mohawks 92

Ipswich 94

Ipswich Basketball Club continues to be one of the real success stories in local sport. Mark Heath met coach Nick Drane to preview their new season.

Here they are – the players who will be lining up for Ipswich Basketball Club’s senior men’s team this season.

If you’re a sports fan and you want to be entertained, get yourself to an Ipswich Basketball Club game this season.

Patrons Cup

Kent 70

Ipswich 66

Ipswich nearly pulled off an impressive second half comeback, coming up just short to Kent Crusaders, who were relegated from NBL Division One last season.

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