U14 Boys VS Cambridge Cats. East Conference. National League.
It was a pleasure for County Upper Wolves U14 boys to play the Cambridge Cats on home turf last weekend; with great positive support on the sidelines, and a good standard of play from both teams. Wolves won by 67 points to 56.
Wolves play was more fluid and well structured in comparison to their last match, passing more which was reflected in more even scoring across the team.
A dominant but hard-fought first 2 periods increased morale. Ethan Rodgers scored an amazing 3 point shot at the last second of the first half; ending the first half on a high. Though Cambridge then raised their game, Wolves were able to match the Cats and thus hold on to their first-half lead.
Tops scorers were C Smythe 25 points (Wolves), J Cendana 13 points (Cats).
Wolves play Essex Rebels away next weekend
U16 Boys VS Thurrock Hornets. East Conference. National League.
County Upper Wolves U16 boys played their last home game of the season against Thurrock Hornets on Saturday, finishing with a 78 – 62 win.
While the first half ended with only a 2 point difference, Wolves came out fighting in the second. Bringing more energy and tighter defence they earned themselves the win.
Jack Nichols finished with 15, while Lewis French was once again top scorer with 24 points.
The Wolves next play away to Braintree Blue Devils on the 14th March.
U16 Girls VS Exeter Spartans. Central Conference. National League.
County Upper U16 Girls took on Exeter Spartans at home this past weekend. In a tough game where the away team were aggressive from the start, CU was unable to find their feet allowing the visitors to pull out a 43 – 80 win.
The first quarter was where the damage was done as Exeter didn’t hold back taking it to County Upper as they took a 21 point lead 6 – 27.
The remainder of the quarters were close as CU found their feet but were unable to find a way to put the ball in the basket consistently.
County Upper was led in scoring by Jemima Kent with 17 points and supported by Kayleigh Brown and Grace Spooner with 10 points and 6 points respectively.
They will be working on things this week as they next play away to Reading on the 14th March.