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Ipswich Basketball Club round-up: Joe Winder impresses for Under 16 Boys

PUBLISHED: 10:17 10 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:17 10 October 2017

Esther Little scored 13 points for Ipswich

Esther Little scored 13 points for Ipswich

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The Ipswich Under-16 Boys split their double-header, going 1-1 for the weekend, writes Rob Schatten.

Adam Robinson’s side lost a very fast paced and tough away fixture at Kent on Saturday. Ipswich finished off second best losing 65-49 despite 14 points from Joe Winder.

Ipswich followed up this disappointing result with a convincing win at home to Luton Basketball 68-36 on Sunday, in the National Cup. Winder led the scoring again with 17 points while Seb Mobee and Ethan Price added 11 and ten respectively.

Kevin Manning’s first game as coach of the Under-14 Girls ended with a nail-biting 71-72 defeat to Southend Swifts.

Only one basket split the two teams after the first quarter, but during the second Ipswich pushed ahead and led by 13 at the half.

Foul trouble for the home side meant limited minutes for the starters, but contributions from the bench maintained the lead going into the final ten minutes. Southend then staged a remarkable recovery and Ipswich’s missed free throws cost them dearly.

Makenna Williams had an impressive 20 points, followed by Alicia Boddy (19) and Anika Brown (10).

Hayley Rigby’s under-16 girls suffered a 56-67 loss at West Herts.

“The players had to fight different obstacles throughout this game,” said Coach Rigby. “It became a game of learning how to adapt and play outside our comfort zones. One good thing to come out of this game is the players now have a fire in their belly to make this season very successful.”

Esther Little finished with 13 points.

Syd Payne’s Under-14 boys were also on the wrong end of the result, losing a three-point game at home to Essex Rockets.

With eight minutes to go, Ipswich were 17 down but with great hustle from the entire team at both ends of the floor, the hosts pulled the game back. Ipswich had a chance to tie it at the buzzer but couldn’t connect.

Luke Da Silva shone with 30 points, Harrison Gregg added 22.

Noel Lambert and the Under-18s were overcome 83-46 at Milton Keynes Trojans. Matt Spurling (17) and Tom Payne (14) led the scoring.

Suffolk police have renewed their appeal for information by releasing a video showing Mr Wyard at the Royal George pub in Ipswich.

The family of Clive Wyard have described him as “a man who helped everyone he could and wanted nothing in return.”

A new service station with drive-through restaurants and a coffee shop could soon be built on a former motocross track off the A14 at Sproughton.

Police want to identify the man pictured in connection with an alleged assault at an Ipswich electronics shop.

After heavy downpours this week, the clouds have cleared and this morning we have had a bright and sunny start.

The owner of a long-standing Suffolk brewery claims the market for real ales is “saturated”, and has decided to restructure his business to focus instead on vegan and gluten free beers and events.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) have warned people to not open an e-mail sent from them.

Frontline ambulance staff spent the equivalent of half a year waiting to handover patients to A&E at our hospitals.

The first direct route from London Stansted to the southern Norwegian city of Kristiansand have just launched.

A man was taken to hospital and another suffered minor injuries after a fight broke out in Ipswich during the early hours of Thursday morning.

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