Ipswich Basketball Academy in quarter finals on Wednesday

Ipswich Basketball Club’s academy, based at Copleston High School will play in the quarter finals of the England Basketball/British College’s Sport Under-19 Premier Competition on Wednesday.

The competition, considered the pinnacle of junior competition in the country, involves all 15 of England Basketball’s AASE academies (of which IBA is one) as well as a number of other basketball academies, and will see Ipswich face Filton College at home.

The competition is regionalised during the regular season with the top two teams in each division going into the last 16 of the play-offs.

Copleston, coached by Nick Drane, had a home draw after winning their division with just one loss all season. The draw saw IBA match up against London side Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College and the Ipswich club won by more than 20 points.

The quarter final will take place at Copleston Sports Centre at 3:45pm with a place in the ‘Final Fours’ at stake.

Meanwhile, the club’s sixth-form won their division of the national league and are now in the national play-offs.

For news on the game and to see whether the team made the ‘Final Fours’ see Thursday’s Love School Sports Column in the Ipswich Star.

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