School Sport: Redden Court sink Abbey

Redden Court's basketball girls lost to Palmers

Redden Court's basketball girls lost to Palmers - Credit: Archant

National Cup: Redden Court 36 Barking Abbey 17

Redden Court’s under-15 girls got the better of Barking Abbey in the Dynamik National Basketball competition.

The Romford students knew they would be in for a competitive game, but the improvement the girls have made this season was apparent from the tip-off.

Redden Court started fast and hard, scoring the first two baskets of the tie, and they showed great movement to exploit the indiscipline of the Abbey squad, who received eight team fouls in the first quarter alone.

Excellent defensive work from Redden Court saw them hold and win their rebounds and they grew in confidence as the game progressed.

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Holding a lead throughout the match, Redden Court were able to play a number of different combinations which highlighted the strength in depth of the squad.

Teacher Jenny Canty said: “All Redden Court representatives played their part and performed exceptionally well in defence and attack.

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“Emily Roofe and Scarlett Jacks linked up brilliantly throughout the match, particularly in the latter quarters where the Barking Abbey defence struggled to keep them at bay.”

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