- National Teams
Watch the live stream of Ipswich vs Derbyshire Gems in the NBL Division 2 Women’s Playoff final from Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre (2:15pm tip).
Having played each other three times during the North division’s regular season schedule, Ipswich have managed to take all three games. That said, the most recent game between the sides provided a narrow 78-73 Ipswich win, meaning it will be anything but easy.
Despite playing outside of the Division One this season, Ipswich have been turning heads; in January they shocked eventual Division One winners Essex Blades in the National Cup Final, beating 3 other D1 sides on their way to the big game.
They have a core of talented, young players who have been together for a number of years in the junior ranks, making them a tough team to beat regardless of the occasion.