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School Sport: Redden Court girls rally to win

11:41 25 January 2014

Redden Court's girls' basketball squad have new kit thanks to fundraising efforts by parents, staff and governors

Redden Court's girls' basketball squad have new kit thanks to fundraising efforts by parents, staff and governors

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Pupils put Essex League losses behind them in London Youth Games qualifier

Redden Court’s under-14 girls basketball squad ended a busy week on a high with victory in the London Youth Games qualifiers.

The Harold Wood pupils played three games on successive nights, losing to Essex League rivals Shenfield High and Great Baddow before beating Dagenham’s All Saints.

The girls were beaten convincingly in both their league matches against Shenfield and Great Baddow, but their good form in the borough knock-out competition in which Redden Court are representing Havering was not affected, as they beat All Saints 29-20.

All Saints proved a strong and physical side, but despite their league defeats the Redden Court girls played with confidence and precision and showed their ability to compete both physically and mentally against Barking & Dagenham’s representatives.

Redden Court took an early lead and maintained this throughout the match, although All Saints were not without their opportunities.

Grace Pickford played excellently in defence and captain Emily Roofe led by example, working hard for her team and converting most of her lay-up opportunities.

The Havering champions now go on to play host to Newham’s Cumberland School in mid-February.

Redden Court’s girls are playing in new basketball kit, purchased with monies collected for the PE department by staff, governors and parents of students in a fundraising event which took place before Christmas.

Squad: Emily Roofe, Scarlett Jacks, Bethany Johnston, Sophie Sands, Charlee Harrop, Tayler Martin, Grace Pickford, Lucy Eost, Emily Diwell, Josie East, Alanah Jefferies, Holly Nash, Grace Deavin, Amy Pinkney, Louise Banham-Scott.

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