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Wolves win short trip to Cambridge

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County Upper under-14 Wolves basketball team came away with a 61-35 win from one of their shortest trips of the season at Cambridge.

Coach Billy Beddow said: “It was a great win for us. It’s our third in a row and sets us up to finish the season strong.

“We have a really hard last stretch and it’s always good to get the confidence up and get everyone some experience.”

The under-18 boys defeated Harlow 82-73.

Robert Martin top scored with 20 points while the rest of the Wolves supported him with shared scoring efforts.

Igor Popov, Luca Beadle and Patrick Laycock had eight points a piece with Isaac adding six points.

The under-14 girls from County Upper earned praise from coach Darren Johnson, despite finding themselves on the wrong end of a 111-45 scoreline at Ipswich.

With County Upper suffering from a lack of players, they were forced to include two under-12s in their squad.

After the game, coach Johnson said: “I am proud of how our girls played today.

“Coming into the game with a small team and with two under-12 players playing up, we played a heck of a game and really competed.

“I am also really impressed that we never backed down in the in the fourth quarter and won it by three points.”

County Upper were led in the scoring by Kenzie Day with 12 points, supported by Mikailer Cregger with 11 points and Megan Utting and Kiah Pasley with eight points each.


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