NEWS REPORT: County Upper Weekend Game Reports

NEWS REPORT: County Upper Weekend Game Reports

U16 Girls VS Northampton Titans (Central Conference). 
In a game where it went right down to the wire County Upper pulled out a emphatic way win against a good Titans team 61 – 58.
Starting the game exchanging blows County Upper failed to take any advantage as they got use to the rim’s and surroundings finishing the first quarter down one point 14 – 15. Starting the second quarter better CU started finding the net as they won it by 7 points to take a 6 point lead into half time 35 – 29.
Maintaining their offence and defense County Upper were able to win the 3rd quarter by one point 12 – 11 to increase their lead to 7 points 47 – 40.
However in the 4th quarter fouls became an issue leading to both Jenna Wright and Grace Spooner getting fouled out, however the team came together and were able to hold onto the lead winning the game.
CU were lead in scoring by Grace Spooner with 28 Points and Supported by Jenna Wright with 14 Points.     
Senior Men VS Essex Rebles II:
The County Upper Wolves Men’s team looked to have a strong start to their season despite
missing a few key players as they travelled down to Colchester to face the Essex Rebels.

The Wolfpack would come out firing with a commanding 34-10 lead to start the game. The
second quarter would soon balance out with Essex scoring 25 and County scoring 24 points

Both teams would maintain a steady scoring output in the 3 rd quarter, although Essex had
second thoughts in the 4 th quarter. A 40-23 in favor of Essex saw a tremendous come back from the Rebels. However through the experienced leadership of the Wolfpack they was able to see off the younger team and win 98-95.

Guard Ryan Wilson led the team in scoring with 26 points, followed by Aiden Saunders with 19
points and Jed Robinson with 13. Guards Alex Best and Brandon Moncrieffe also had big inputs
on scoring whilst playing relentless defense on the opposing teams playmakers.

‘I’m happy with how our guys played and even happier to start the season off with a win. We
showed a lot of resilience at the end of the game to see off a very hungry and talented Rebels
side.’ – Coach Defreitas

U14 Boys VS Brentwood Leopards BlackAfter a strong start to the season with a 91-57 win over Luton last weekend. The U14 Boys
travelled to Brentwood to face the Black Leopards.

Brentwood came out firing and took control throughout the first quarter. County got to the
free throw line a number of times, however was unable to convert their free shots.

The second quarter was a much more balanced quarter with both sides scoring 17 points
apiece. The score at 35-27 going into the second half.

After Coach Defreitas’ team talk, County came out in the 3 rd quarter ready to play. A
combination of balanced scoring and relentless defense proved too much as the Wolfpack was
able to put up 37 points whilst limiting the Black Leopards to just 14 in the second half.

Charlie Smythe and Tai Causton led the charge with strong attacking play, whilst Callum
Ironside hit some very key 3 pointers down the stretch to seal the win.

‘I’m very proud of how all of the boys played, every single player gave their best and
contributed when their number was called. We now look to our next opponent Brentwood
Fire and will be hoping to continue our strong play’.

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