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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
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.
Nottingham Hoods 73
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.
For the first time this season, Ipswich Basketball can lay claim to a winning record, after a second win over Liverpool in the space of a week.
Coach Adam Robinson’s under-18 Girls beat Southend Swifts 78-47.
Ipswich made it three wins in four games with a solid 76-62 victory against a strong Liverpool side in front of well over 200 spectators at Copleston on Saturday.
In a week where the Ipswich Basketball Academy were crowned National Champions in the men’s 3-on-3 competition, several of the future stars of the Academy shone for the club.
Derby Arrows 66
Ipswich Basketball repelled a second-half comeback to beat hosts Derby Arrows on Saturday, recording their first win of 2017.
Thames Valley 100
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.
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”.
Kent Crusaders 80
Ipswich 75 (OT)
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.
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.
Tees Valley Mohawks 92
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.
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