MEN VS UNI OF NOTTINGHAM D3 NATIONAL LEAGUE, EAST CONFERENCE
The County Upper Wolves Men’s team hosted their first home game this
Saturday in what would be a great match throughout.
Guards Cameron Poolton & Patrick Laycock would start the game along with
veteran players Aiden Saunders, Ryan Wilson and Jed Robinson. It would be
County that would start the first quarter off strong with a 26-17 start, big man
Jed Robinson acting as an unstoppable presence in the paint..
The Wolfpack continued to build on the lead going into halftime, strong overall
play from Ryan Wilson helped the hosts build their lead to 14 at the half. A
combination of crafty outside play and physical post moves was unguardable for
Both sides came out with a purpose in the second half, behind the ferocious
dunks and crafty play of Aiden Saunders County was able to score with ease, but
it was Nottingham that would take the edge in the 3 rd . County in team fouls early
in the quarter, Nottingham continued to pile on points at the free throw line
gradually bringing the lead down to 12.
Team fouls would continue to trouble the Wolfpack in the 4 th quarter but it did
not matter. The talented County Upper squad was not going down without a
fight. With big minutes from young guards Patrick Laycock and Phil Ennis-Bugg
in the 4 th quarter, the hosts would finish the game in a strong fashion beating the
travelling side 86-79 in front of a packed County Upper home court.
‘To go 2-0 to start the season is the best feeling to any coach, we have come away
with a lot of positives today and every single player stepped up when their
number was called. But at the same time we understand this is just the beginning
for us and still have plenty of work to do to get to where we want to be.’ – Coach
TOP SCORERS – Aiden Saunders with 35 points and supported by Ryan Wilson with 15 points.
The Men will next be in action on the 9th November when they take on Hemel Storm II in Bury St Edmunds.
U16 GIRLS VS READING ROCKETS, NATIONAL LEAGUE, CENTRAL CONFERENCE
County Upper took their win record to 2 – 0 this week as they dismantled Reading Rockets 92 – 35. County Upper were quick out of the blocks in the first quarter as they gained a quick 15 point lead 22 – 7. Taking their foot off the accelerator in the second quarter CU traded baskets with the away team as they took a 16 point lead into half time 36 – 20.The second half started much the same as the first quarter with County Upper again locking up Reading’s scoring allowing them to take the third quarter 25 – 10 and building a 31 point lead 61 – 30. The final quarter saw CU lock up Reading on both ends of the court as they finished scoring 31 points while only conceding 5 points.County Upper where lead in scoring by Grace Spooner with 32 points and supported by Jemima Kent and Kayleigh Brown with 26 points and 20 points respectively. The U16 Girls will next be in action on the 2nd November when they travel away to play Bracknell.
U16 BOYS VS ESSEX REBELS, NATIONAL LEAGUE, EAST CONFERENCE
County Upper Wolves under 16 boys started strong on Saturday afternoon, but couldn’t manage a home win against Essex Rebels.
The game remained close throughout, but with a high scoring last quarter from the away team, a possible win slipped away from County Wolves.
Logan Frost finished with 11 points for County, but the teams top scorer was Max Baker with 22, whilst Essex Rebels were led by 20 from T.Kotoni.
County Upper Wolves will be aiming for a win on Saturday 2nd November at home against Essex Rebels II, 3:15pm tip.