County Upper U16 Girls VS Bristol Flyers. Central Conference. National League.
County Upper took on top of the table Bristol Flyers and dismantled them both offensively and defensively as they pulled out a well-deserved 65 – 49 win.
Starting the game fast County Upper took a quick 8-point lead after the first quarter 20 – 12. Bristol steadied the ship in the second cutting the lead to 7 points leading into halftime 32 – 25.
The second half started with both teams again trading baskets, but it was the away team who were able to cut one more point off the home team’s lead, leading into the 4th quarter 48 – 42. However, a solid 17 – 7 performance in the second half by the home team help finish off the visitors
County Upper were led
in scoring by Jemima Kent and Kayleigh Brown with 18 points each, both were
supported by Grace Spooner with 15 points.
County Upper U18 Girls VS Harringey Angels. Central Conference. National League.
A depleted County Upper team took on Harringey Angels in an entertaining game where CU were down to 4 players on the court but still were able to pull out a well-deserved 70 – 61 win.
The first quarter saw the away team start the game well taking a 9-point lead 20 – 11. This continued into half time as the away team kept up their offensive and defensive pressure extending their lead to 14 points 33 – 19.
The second half saw
County Upper gain 20 points lead 58 – 38 before losing Lizzy Sanders to foul
trouble at the end of the quarter.
Starting the 4th
quarter with 5 players CU held fast as they traded with the home team blow for
blow, but with 5 minutes left on the clock it was Molly Kent who became the
second player fouled out leaving only four players on the court for County
Upper. Harringey tried taking advantage of the extra player in the
remaining minutes but CU held strong and denied the home team a big comeback
finishing out the game as a solid team.
County Upper were led in scoring by Jemima Kent, and supported by Lizzy Sanders and Grace Spooner with 14 points and 11 points respectively.
County Upper U14 Boys VS Southend Scorpions. East Conference. National League.
It was a big game for
County Upper Wolves under 14 boys’ team last weekend, away v Southend
Scorpions. The final score was Scorpions 61, Wolves 70.
The starting 5 managed to gain a 15-point lead for Wolves in the first 5 minutes, but by the end of the 2nd 5 minutes that lead had been swallowed up by the Scorpions. The rest of the match remained very close.
The whole team worked hard for the win. Hamish Campbell (one of the younger players), stood out due to some great decision making when on the ball. Wolves top scorer Charlie Smythe (21 points), was able to seal the win in the last few minutes by achieving a 3-point basket. Ethan Rodgers followed this up by scoring the last basket for the team.
Taiki Causton – a talented, consistent performer for the Wolves; had his last match with the team due to an imminent move to Spain. We wish him and younger brother Akio – also a member of the Wolves, the very best for the future.
Wolves under 14 boys will play their next match on 12th January away v Luton.’
County Upper U16 Boys VS Harlow Hawks. East Conference. National League
County Upper Wolves
U16 boys lost their winning streak with an away defeat to Harlow Hawks,
finishing with a final score of 86-69.
Harlow Hawks lead from the start with an impressive 34-11 first quarter. Although the Wolves upped their energy and managed to score more than the Hawks in the remaining 3 quarters, the gap was just too big to close.
Logan Frost finished with 15 points for Wolves, while Lewis French kept his position as top scorer with 36.
The U16 boys next play after Christmas with a home game against Southend Scorpions on January 4th, 3pm tip.
County Upper U14 Girls
vs Harris Federation Knights. Central Conference, National League
County Upper faced a tough game against top of the table, Knights.
From the start, the County Upper girls knew this was going to be tough as they had played
Knights previously and this time they were reduced to having only 7 players. In the first half,
County Upper played an aggressive game but struggled to hit the shots, leaving the first-half
score as 34-9. Moving into the second half, the team worked together well, but their shots
still weren’t falling. This left the final score as 57-15.
County Upper were led in scoring by Anna Cartwright with 8 points, and Flo Kent with 4