School Sport: Redden Court boys court success

PUBLISHED: 17:30 25 November 2015

Redden Court's year nine boys' basketball team

Redden Court's year nine boys' basketball team


Basketball squads impress in early fixtures

Redden Court’s boys have enjoyed plenty of success on the basketball courts recently.

The year seven team played their first competitive district match against Abbs Cross, having trained twice a week before school, during lunchtime and also after school.

And after playing two friendly games, their hard work paid off as they ran out convincing 40-0 winners.

A spokesperson said: “The effort levels and ability to work hard throughout the game was obvious to see. It was a good first performance and that they are now ready to march onto their next game.”

Redden Court Y7: James Jenkins, Connor McGovern, Jack Jeffrey Bobby Lee, John Douglas, Chikeziri IGBONWOKE, Alfie Chinery, Max Leader, Sam Shawyer, Charlie Fletcher.

The year 10 team looked sharp in their first league game against Albany and claimed a 60-15 victory.

Redden Court were too strong for their rivals and ran some great offensive plays, while defending the press fantastically well.

Redden Court Y10: John Doku, Dan Simmons, Max Shepherd, Danny Holloway, Jacob Roberts, Donovan Wright, Callum Francis, Nathan Clarke, Lewis Moore.

The year eight squad had to work harder for victory in their first match against Abbs Cross, but came out on top by a single point, winning 30-29.

A spokesperson said: “It was another a close game and the boys worked extremely hard to get their win. They played good defence and offence and once again the game was won by only one point.”

Redden Court Y8: Max London, Freddy Shepherd, James Wood, Terrel Pilay, Will Dickson, Michael Clutterbuck, Frankie Felsted, Sharif Salem Justin Kudzinskas, Harvey Stone, Tommy Sayer, Ben Glover.

The year nines faced a tricky start against Emerson Park and it proved tight throughout, with the lead changing hands.

Redden Court trailed by eight points after the third quarter, but worked hard to get back into the game.

Although they pressed hard, they could not complete the comeback and went down 40-38.

“These students must now make sure they train and work hard to improve before their next game,” said a spokesperson.

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