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Ipswich Basketball Club round-up: Under 14 Girls shoot down the Eagles

PUBLISHED: 14:28 19 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:28 19 February 2018

Ben Winter scored 24 for the Ipswich under 18s. Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Ben Winter scored 24 for the Ipswich under 18s. Picture: PAVEL KRICKA


The Under-14 Girls were the big winners of the IBC junior classes this weekend, wiping out Baddow Eagles 101-45 at Copleston behind a high-paced second half.

Alicia Boddy starred with 30 points; Makenna Williams added on 15 and Yasmin Edwards had 14.

The Under-18 Men beat Harlow Hawks handily for the second weekend in a row, 78-40, with Ben Winter registering 24 points and Blake Read scoring 23. Harlow, at home this time, put up more of a fight than previously but Ipswich will face tougher opponents ahead.

Syd Payne’s Under-14 Boys went close to victory at home to Luton but despite Idriss Lebbie’s 31 points, the visitors clung on to a narrow 67-64 win.

There were also losses on the road in London for the Under-16 Girls, who went down 71-61 at Haringey Angels, and the Under-16 Boys, whose playoff hopes were dented by an 85-69 reversal at Lewisham Thunder.

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Making his England debut and earning a place at the World Cup was a long way from Nick Pope’s mind as the teenager hauled himself out of bed for his 4am milk rounds in Soham.

Young Ipswich Town striker Ben Morris is hungry for more after making his Championship debut recently.

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Two Ipswich Town stars will be looking to take a big step towards this summer’s World Cup over the next week while a host of younger players look to further their international careers.

Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been impressed by Ipswich stopper Bartosz Bialkowski following his first call-up to the Polish national team.

Luton boss Nathan Jones is disappointed to lose the services of midfielder Flynn Downes due to international duty but is pleased to see the Ipswich Town youngster continue his development with England Under 19s.

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Michael Crowe was taken by surprise when he found out he had been called up for international duty, but is determined to learn as much as he can while away with the Wales squad.

Ipswich Town fans want to see young defender Josh Emmanuel given his chance in the first team next season.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says Josh Emmanuel may be sent out on loan again next season.

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