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THE COLBC WEEKLY ROUND-UP: 3RD-9TH JANUARY 2022

12th January 2022

Edition 10 of ‘The COLBC Weekly Round-Up’ offers a snapshot of all the week’s JNL results.


The week of 3rd-9th January 2022 saw the club compete in 4 fixtures across the country in the JNL.


SATURDAY


Coach Jake Shuttlewood took his U13 boys on the road to for a friendly against York Eagles after COVID cancellations left the planned tournament with only two teams. Despite full court pressure throughout, our young guns held firm to come away with an impressive 30-61 win.


Jake was delighted with his team: “Everyone contributed on a fantastic level and this was a great show of effort and skill throughout the team. I was extremely happy with the team cohesion as this was their first outing together.”


U13 Boys Performer Of The Week: Romero Della-Verde


Coach Marcus Browne’s U16 Boys Development side took on LDM at LBU arena and our young group suffered defeat at the hands of a much older and physically imposing side. It was very encouraging to see so many of our players stay strong against tough opposition in their first year of U16 basketball.


SUNDAY


Our U14 Girls travelled to Sheffield to face a strong Hatters side and started strong with several baskets unanswered in the early showing for Coach Ben Allen’s side. Early foul trouble followed, however, and the festive rust set in for our young women meaning the momentum shifted in Sheffield’s favour.


Coach Allen was impressed by the positive contributions of all his players, particularly from the bench.


U14 Girls Performer Of The Week: Francesca Lodice


In the home leg of this fixture, Coach Ryan Weir’s U14 Premier Team snatch a 3 point win late in the game against a very strong Leicester Rider’s team. The return game was full of the same excitement as the U14’s won away in Leicester by just 2 points after another nail-biting finish to the game.


Coach Weir couldn’t hide his pleasure after the win:


“The team did a great job of executing the defensive principles that we have been working on in practice, and this was reflected in the low scoring output from a strong Leicester side. Our ability to close out possession by crashing the glass was key, and it took a real team effort to get this done. Our players were resilient throughout, continually responding to Leicester’s runs to get back in the game. Concluded with an excellent run to close the game, in which we relied on our tough defence to get the job done.


U14 Boys Premier Performer Of The Week: Rudee Curtis


That wraps up another week of fixtures for the club. As always, thank you to all players, coaches and parents for all their efforts.