Academy Men roll over BHASVIC in dominant performance

Joshua Apple, here in action against CoLA last week, and Caleb Fuller combined for 51 points (Image: Pavel Kricka)

Copleston Sixth Form blew away BHASVIC with an emphatic 56-107 victory on the road on Wednesday (October 12th).

After a relatively even first quarter, following which the visitors took a four-point lead, Tom Sadler’s squad then broke the game open with a lockdown second quarter in which they afforded their hosts just five points. By half-time, the Ipswich squad were up 56-23, and that pattern continued apace throughout the second half.

“We played extremely well today, I have to give credit to the guys for the way they executed our game plan and our defence for spells in the game was amazing,” said Sadler after the emphatic win.

“It’s a long journey down here to Brighton, one of the longest away trips we’ll make in the regular season, and they guys played exceptionally well. Our defence smothered them and our offence reaped the rewards.

“Everybody did their job, from the starting five right down to the 12th man. Jonny Hall was outstanding, every guy who came off the bench was outstanding. That’s what we’re going to need to do game in, game out to achieve what we want to this season.”

Caleb Fuller (27) and Joshua Apple (24) combined for 51 points as the two athletic forwards almost outscored BHASVIC between them. Jonny Hall followed up with 15. In contrast, BHASVIC’s leading scorer, Enoch Quarcoo, finished with 12.

“This game has been much tougher than the last one against Oaklands, and we knew it,” BHASVIC Head Coach Marco Sanchez told “We really prepared this game taking into account their strengths and weaknesses, but an awful second quarter where we just scored five points condemned us.

“It looked like another game, we tried to counteract the difference on the score, but we played against a really good team. The only thing we have to do is keep working on our mistakes and we look forward to playing the next game to achieve our first victory in the league.”

Copleston are now not in action until November. They host John Madejski Academy on November 2nd.

Ipswich Basketball Academy’s Women’s team did not have a game this week, but are in action at Copleston next Wednesday, when they host WEABL newcomers Greig City Academy.