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Basketball news

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

It’s been a busy summer for Ipswich, with scores of players and coaches representing Suffolk and East Regions, and several junior players away on international duty, but the season has finally rolled around again, writes Arron MacDonald.

Ipswich's Leigh Greenan drives in the defeat at Loughborough

Ipswich experienced their first taste of losing this season after a lacklustre performance saw them go down 67-64 away at Loughborough Riders in the Patrons Cup.

Sam Newman drives against King's Lynn

Ipswich coach Nick Drane was happy to see his side battle their way to a 100-86 victory over King’s Lynn on Sunday.

Ipswich Basketball Club prepare for the new season at Copleston High School.

Ipswich Basketball Club are bidding for promotion to the top league of the national game at the third time of asking this season. MARK HEATH caught up with coach Nick Drane and vice-captain Colin Dockrell

Josh Johnson scores against Nottingham Hoods

Ipswich Basketball Club finally got their competitive season underway as they won 87-70 at newly-promoted and highly-rated Nottingham Hoods in the Patrons Cup.

Ipswich Basketball Club summer camp at Copleston sports centre

Tens of talented youngsters have been learning new skills at the annual Ipswich Basketball Academy Summer Camp this week.

Ipswich Basketball Club's new signing Ryan Wilson, left, and head coach Nick Drane.

Newly-professional Ipswich Basketball Club have announced their second high-profile signing of the off-season – and their first foreign import – in the form of American Ryan Wilson.

Luke Mascall-Wright, left, Ipswich head coach Nick Drane and Sam Newman, right, sign for US colleges

Ipswich Basketball duo Luke Mascall-Wright and Sam Newman have become the latest players from the Copleston-based academy to be recruited to play college basketball in America.

Sam Newman was superb against Lancashire

EBL Division Two play-off semi-final

Lancashire Spinners 97

Ipswich 74

With a strong travelling contingent behind them, Ipswich Basketball men’s team were looking to upset the odds and grab an historic victory away in the Spinners’ fortress.

Ipswich's Rory Winter in action for the under 18s

While the U13’s and Senior Men were away competing in their final playoff games this season, the U14 Girls began their playoff journey with a tough trip to Bucks Hornets, writes Arron MacDonald.

Ipswich Basketball Club u13s at the National Final Four

The unbeaten Ipswich under 13 boys basketball squad travelled to Sheffield at the weekend for the National League Final Fours, returning with heads held high after two incredibly close defeats.

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