NEWS REPORT: County Upper Weekend Game Reports

NEWS REPORT: County Upper Weekend Game Reports

Men VS Bury Bulldogs:

County Upper Wolves hosted Bury Bulldogs as they looked
to make it two wins against their cross town opposition this
Big man Jed Robinson would make his anticipated return
tonight after a lengthy time out due to injury.
It would be the home side that would come out firing first, a
strong defence combined with balanced scoring throughout
the team would put leave Bulldogs trailing by 7 points after
the 1st.
Aiden Saunders carried the momentum forward for the
Wolfpack with a huge put back dunk over two defenders,
igniting the home crowds energy even more. The County
Upper Wolves would limit the Bulldogs to just 24 points in
the first half while scoring 41 themselves.
The third quarter would be all about young guards Cameron
Poulton and Phil Ennis-Bugg as they continued their fine
form in Division 3. Cameron would lead the charge as the
teams point guard running the team’s offense with patience
whilst picking up steals on the defensive end. Phil continuing
to light it up from three point range, proving to be County
Upper’ most reliable outside threat this season.
The County Upper Wolves allowed just 38 points through
the first 3 quarters, which would be the team’s most
impressive defensive display so far this season.
The travelling side would try to rally a comeback however it
wasn’t enough as the lead proved too much.
The final score would finish 69-59 to County Upper,
completing the season sweep of Bury Bulldogs.

‘I’m very happy with how our team played this weekend, we
played the best defence of the season in my opinion. This
was a complete team effort and I’m proud of the guys the
way they competed throughout the whole game and
executed the game plan. Our young guys stepped up, and it is
amazing to see their growth from the start of the season to
now. Credit to Coach Macdonald and his team for continuing
to fight till the very end. Both match ups have been
competitive, this is an exciting time for Bury St Edmunds
basketball and a sign of big things to come.’ – Coach
Leading Scorers – Aiden Saunders 20, Cameron Poulton &
Brandon Moncrieffe 12, Phil Ennis-Bugg 11
Denby Ablard 14, Billy Smith 12, Brandon Marshall 8

U16 Girls VS Bracknell Cobras. National League. Central Conference.

In a close game throughout County Upper managed to pull off an unbelievable comeback win in the dying seconds 50 – 48 against a strong Cobras team while missing their influential PG Grace Spooner due to injury.

County Upper started the game trading baskets with Bracknell finishing the quarter with the home team up by one point 14 – 13. The second quarter was much the same as both teams continued to trade baskets with the away team taking the advantage going into half-time up by three points 26 – 29. 

The second started with the Cobras going at full steam catching the home team off guard as they took 10 points lead early 26 – 36, CU responded late with a 7 – 4 run to cut their lead to 7 points 33 – 40. The 4th quarter saw both teams trading baskets up until there was 2 minutes to go where County Upper cut the lead to just 5 points 43 – 48. It was then that the defence and offence of CU began to fall into place as the home team locked up the Cobras offence and levelled the score at 48 a piece with 10 seconds remaining. Grabbing an offensive rebound Kayleigh Brown was fouled on the put back and was sent to the line, making one she helped CU take a 1-point lead, missing the second County upper got the offensive rebound where Kayleigh was again fouled on the put back. Making another one from two the wolfpack finished the game winning by two.

County upper were led in scoring by:

U16 Boys County Upper VS Essex Rebels II. National League. East Conference.

Saturday saw County Upper Wolves U16 boys play away to Essex Rebels II.

Leading from the start, and being strong on defence the boys finished with a comfortable win of 69-27.

Jack Nichols was the game’s top scorer with 23 points, while Logan Frost finished on 21.

The U16 boys play away next Saturday to top of the league team Brentwood Leopards Black.  

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