Ipswich avenge CoLA loss to claim U18 Women's National Cup title - Hoopsfix.com

Ipswich avenge CoLA loss to claim U18 Women’s National Cup title

Ipswich produced an impressive display to beat City of London Academy 83-54 to claim the U18 Women’s National Cup title in Manchester, on Saturday afternoon.

It was a repeat of last year’s final in which CoLA had won 68-41, but this time Ipswich prevailed as Yasmin Edwards starred with a 27-point display to earn MVP honours.

Box score.

Ipswich raced out of the blocks in a 13-0 start including a four-point play from Louisa Gibbins, while Edwards poured in 11 points of her own to help establish a 24-10 advantage through 10 minutes.

Edwards moved to 15 points personal with the lead also at 15 points at 32-17 at the midpoint of the second with Lauren Liddamore stepping off the bench to drain a triple. Ipswich continued to give up no easy baskets for their opponents and went into the break with a commanding 42-22 lead.

There was little between the two teams in the third as CoLA edged the quarter 21-20 to marginally reduce their arrears as Felicia Jacobs had an and-1.

Ipswich then opened the fourth with a 7-2 run to further break clear as they wrapped up victory in style to spark jubilant celebrations.

Liv Forster added 21 points, eight assists and five steals, whilst also giving up 10 turnovers with Christabel Osarobo adding eight points, 11 rebounds and six assists in an efficient performance.

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