Girling’s men leave it late, tame Cats

Jonny Hall chipped in 14 points in the win (Image: Pavel Kricka)

The under-18 Men’s team left it until the final quarter to stamp their authority on this game.

Cambridge shot the ball extremely well from range in the first two quarters notching up 6 three point shots and numerous long two’s to lead by one at the end of the first and ten points by half time.
 
Cambridge scored first at the start of the third then saw Ipswich go on a ten point unanswered run to get within three points of the lead 39:36.  Cambridge themselves rallied, scoring 11 points in the final two minutes, including another two three pointers to go into the final period of the game with a 12 point lead.
 
Ipswich had it all to do to get the win.  Again Cambridge opened the scoring and extended their lead to 14.  Hard nosed defense and patient controlled offence enabled Ipswich to close the gap initially with a 9 point unanswered run up to the fourth minute, closing the gap to 3 points.

Cambridge scored in open play then Ipswich took off again, this time eleven unanswered points rounded off with a three from Captain Tom Brown putting he boys in blue into a 5 point lead. J Morris from Cambridge then made both of his shots from the line to close the gap 55:58.

These were the last points Cambridge would get in the quarter as Ipswich again went on a scoring rampage of 12 points with no reply to finish the game 55:72 winner.

So a score of 6:32 for the final period resulted in a 15 point victory as Ipswich retain top spot in the league.

Ipswich had five players finish in double digit scoring. Ben Mobee led the way with 17, while Jonny Hall added 14 and Lewis Barker, Tom Brown and Blake Read had 11 apiece.