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Boys show way for Youngbloods and lead by example on court return

PUBLISHED: 10:30 14 January 2016

Newham Youngbloods under-16 development team face the camera (pic: Newham Youngbloods).

Newham Youngbloods under-16 development team face the camera (pic: Newham Youngbloods).

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The latest from the basketball club from Newham after enjoying time off over Christmas

There was a mixed return to the court for 2016 as Newham Youngbloods had various teams in action over the past weekend.

Six sides had matches, but only the under-16 and under-14 boys could earn success.

Four fixtures took place on Saturday with the under-18 women taking on West Herts Warriors in the South Division for the second time this month.

Last weekend they faced each other with West Herts earning an 87-29 victory at St Angelas Sports Hall.

Another tough battle occurred this time and Youngbloods couldn’t keep up the pace with their rivals and unfortunately fell to a 80-36 loss.

The under-16 and under-14 boys were both taking on teams from Brentwood.

Youngbloods under-16s took part in a thrilling encounter at the Billericay Sports Centre and overtime was needed to separate the two teams.

And after a tense battle, the visitors managed to earn an excellent 72-65 win in the South Premier Division.

Newham’s under-14 boys also triumphed over their Brentwood rivals, but could celebrate a more comfortable 69-46 margin.

Youngbloods had an under-14 team take on Haringey Hawks in the South Development League, but they lost 103-34.

On the Sunday the under-18 men played their second South Premier fixture of the year as they took on London Westside Rangers at St Angelas Sports Hall.

Although they managed to keep up with the scoring pace for much of the game, Rangers proved too strong in the end and earned a 92-78 victory.

The under-16 boys were playing at the St Angela’s Sports Hall as well, but couldn’t enjoy any success against Haringey Hawks in their South East Development League as they suffered a 95-49 defeat.

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