Towers too much of a tall order

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Ipswich Bobcats 75 London Towers 86. Ipswich Bobcats Cadette team were hoping to continue where they had left off in their previous league game with a victory, but this was not to be when they went down to the tall visiting London Towers 75-86.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Ipswich Bobcats 75 London Towers 86

IPSWICH Bobcats Cadette team were hoping to continue where they had left off in their previous league game with a victory, but this was not to be when they went down to the tall visiting London Towers 75-86.

Ipswich forced the Towers players into several unforced errors on which they capitalised, taking a 10-3 lead by the mid-point of the quarter. This was achieved with baskets from Samara Wedderburn, Natalie Field and the ever improving Lois Nunn.

Despite baskets from Lauren Lindsay, the opposition narrowed the gap to just four points with a minute remaining. However, a late surge saw the Bobcats lead 21-14 at the end of the quarter.

In the second quarter the impressive Rhule virtually put on a one woman show as she notched up 12 points, took six offensive rebounds and assisted in four other baskets, but the Bobcats just kept their noses in front with the score 43- 39 at half-time.

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In the third-quarter Bobcats captain Lindsay lead by example, scoring 13 points and was supported by Alice Dunne from the line, Field and Wedderburn. However, the opposition were making their height advantage pay and at the end of the quarter Towers lead by four, 67-63.

In the final quarter, player of the match Rhule notched a further nine points and sealed the game for the visitors 86-75.

Ipswich Bobcats players and scorers: L Lindsay 32, N Field 9, L Nunn 17, B Brockman, A Dunne 3, K Moore 2, V Brownsell 2 S. Wedderburn 10, and M. Fenelon.

London Towers players and scorers: M. Alexander, R. Marden 14, L. Powell, A. Corrigan 1, K. Dougall 6, C. Rhule 29, J. Grant 2, R. Bowen 14, N. Magbadelo 14 and L. Clewly 6.

IPSWICH is to hold its first-ever basketball camp to give the sport's rising stars an opportunity to improve their game.

It will be held at the Copleston Centre on Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 4pm each day.

The camp is aimed at youngsters of seven and eight and has been organised by Ipswich Borough Council in conjunction with the Suffolk Basketball Association.

It is being led by Suffolk Active Sports' basketball development officer, Nick Drane, and will help participants improve their skills and assist them in fulfilling their potential.

They will also be given the chance to compete in different countrywide age group competitions.

Places are limited and further information is available from the council's sports development unit on 01473 433505.

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