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School Sport: Redden Court show fight

Redden Court's girls basketball squad face the camera after beating Maltings Redden Court's girls basketball squad face the camera after beating Maltings

Friday, December 20, 2013
10:30 AM

Greensward Academy 62 Redden Court 31

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Redden Court girls played their first competitive basketball game in the Essex League against a Greensward Academy side who specialise in basketball and have had much success to date.

The home side’s superiority was evident during the first quarter, as Redden Court struggled to stop their forwards scoring and found themselves 14-2 down.

But as the match progressed the Romford pupils showed great determination to make the game very competitive, working hard as a team to contain the strong Greensward offence.

Redden Court grew in confidence in the third and fourth quarters to reduce the deficit, with Emily Roofe beginning to convert the lay-up chances she had been missing at the beginning of the match.

Greensward suddenly knew they were up against a useful side as the outstanding Scarlett Jacks pressurised the hosts, driving Redden Court on with her strength and will to perform well.

“It was an extremely respectable scoreline, considering the difference in experience between the two teams,” said teacher Jenny Canty, whose team will face Fitzwimarch School in their next Essex League match on January 8 (3.30pm tip off).

Squad: Emily Roofe, Scarlett Jacks, Hannah Cando, Ridima Thapa, Bethany Johnston, Katie Cremer, Holly Nash, Tayler Martin, Grace Pickford, Charlee Harrop, Sophie Sands, Lucy Eost, Emily Diwell.

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