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Ipswich Basketball Club round-up: Price leads Under-18 Boys to win

PUBLISHED: 16:40 11 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:40 11 December 2017

Ethan Price led the Under-18 Boys to victory. Picture: PAVEL KRICKA

Ethan Price led the Under-18 Boys to victory. Picture: PAVEL KRICKA


Ethan Price scored 15 points, Blake Read added 13 and Matt Spurling tallied 11 as the Under-18 Boys claimed a 68-61 win over a depleted Milton Keynes Trojans, writes Rob Schatten.

“We made hard work of everything we did and allowed the opposition to dictate the pace of the game, far from our best display,” said coach Noel Lambert, whose side have played just two games in the last five weeks.

The Under-16 Girls pulled away early to secure a 59-43 win over Nottingham.

Ipswich looked promising at the end of the first quarter by gaining a 20-4 lead, but Nottingham brought the game back within five points by half time.

After a high intensity third quarter from the Ipswich side, the hosts gained a 17 point lead, and maintained their strength in the final period to pull out a 16 point win.

Ella Pearson scored 18 points in the win, supported by Esther Little, who also added 18.

The Under-14 Girls travelled to North East London on Saturday hoping to recapture some of their better early season form, but left with a 62-52 loss to London Greenhouse Pioneers.

The second quarter would prove to be pivotal as Ipswich were second-best in the rebounding stakes and offered up too many possessions for the hosts; by half-time Ipswich had a double digit deficit to recover.

The second half saw Ipswich much improved. Coach Kevin Manning’s side continued to close the gap and looked to be shaping up for a grandstand finish, with only four points separating the teams going into the final minute.

Ipswich pushed hard to win the game but left themselves open in the dying seconds and allowed the home side to make the result safe.

Makenna Williams top-scored again with 19 points; Abbie York added 12.

Finally, Syd Payne’s Under-14 Boys lost at Shoeburyness Scorpions on Sunday.

Ipswich trailed by 10 at the half after being unlucky with shots not falling. Scorpions pulled away after a woeful third quarter from Ipswich, who played well in the final period to cut into the lead but it was too little too late.

An Ipswich school has won gold and silver trophies in the Boccia under-19 county championships.

Officers are reassuring residents after a large police presence was called amidst fears for a man’s welfare.

Investigations are underway following two burglaries in Ipswich, which are being linked by police.

Greater Anglia is due to take delivery of its first new suburban trains next year – but has still not yet formally announced where they will be serviced in north Essex.

Ipswich School’s Remembrance Day art installation will be open to the public again after overwhelming public interest.

Insurance payouts for vehicle damage caused by potholes in Suffolk has soared by more than double in the last year, shock new figures have revealed.

A Millwall supporter was stopped by police on his way home from his side’s crushing injury time defeat to Norwich City – and then arrested on suspicion of road offences.

Unusual gin flavours such as Victoria sponge, blueberry muffin, and rhubarb and custard crumble are being launched in a local pub. Find out how you can get a free glass here.

A man accused of nine Ipswich burglaries will answer charges before a judge next month.

The battle against Suffolk drug gangs is being hindered by a lack of resource, it has been claimed - after a round of government funding left the county short-changed.

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