School Sport: Redden Court edged out
PUBLISHED: 12:45 11 February 2015
Basketball squads taste defeat
Redden Court’s year eight boys were edged out by St Edwards in the third match of their five-game series.
The sides had won one game each before the latest clash and the visitors started well as they scored the first six points of the night.
Redden Court were left to rue inconsistent spells, though, as Saints went on scoring runs at crucial periods in the game.
The home side eventually came out on top by a slender 38-34 margin to take a 2-1 series lead, but Redden Court are determined to hit back and force a decider.
Redden Court: John Doku, Dan Holloway, Daniel Simmons, Max Shepherd, Tom Adams, Nathan Clark.
The under-15 girls came up against an impressive Palmers Academy side, who had played their under-16s in a London Youth Games event a week earlier.
Redden Court were confident having impressed against St Angela’s, but Palmers proved too strong for them in a 35-19 win.
Palmers capitalised on early possession to score two early baskets, while Redden Court struggled to use their fast break effectively at the other end of the court.
A three-point shot just before the end of the first quarter put the visitors 7-2 up and Redden Court found it hard to penetrate the zonal defence of Palmers during the second quarter.
Redden Court improved in the third session, but for every basket they scored their rivals found a reply to maintain their healthy lead.
Good individual play from Scarlett Jacks and nice movement by Grace Deavin and Josie East rallied Redden Court, but they could not get enough points on the board.
Redden Court: Emily Roofe, Scarlett Jacks, Emily Diwell, Louise Banham-Scott, Amy Pinkney, Alanah Jefferies, Grace Deavin, Grace Pickford, Lucy Eost.
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