The Blues finished the season on a high by qualifying to the Midlands Conference Cup Finals. Oxford Brookes won the cup, but we are immensely proud of our girls for getting this far! Well done team and looking forward to a new year.
The CUWBbC ramain undefeated this season as they claimed victory over De Montfort University en-route to a 6-0 record this Wednesday afternoon.
The Blues traveled to Leicester City to face DMU for their second away game of the season. Right off the tip, the game proved to be a very physical one, with DMU starting off with aggressive man-to-man defense to pressure the Blues’ primary ballhandlers. Blues guards Monti, Florez and Wright appeared undaunted by this pressure though, as they found teammates Dawson and Illingworth, who fought tirelessly for good positioning down low, for easy layups or short baseline jumpers.
Blues away win against East Anglia! The team goes undefeated for the season.
Blues home win against East Anglia in the Women's Midlands Conference Cup. This sees the Blues team qualified for the quarter final against Nottingham Trent Women's 2nd team.
CUWBbC Blues not only remain undefeated in their current season (4-0 and going strong!) but their latest victory means that they will be progressing onto the next match for the Cup Tournament. The Cup, which is separate from the regular BUCS league matches, consists of several do-or-die matches where teams must win their game in order to advance to the next round. Cambridge managed to pass through Round 1 without a match, which put them up against UEA in Round 2. Next up for the Cup Match (February 2020), Cambridge will play against Nottingham Trent in the quarter final, where they will have to come out with a win in order to advance to the semis.
Blues home win against Loughborough 3rd!
Despite having home-court advantage, the Cambridge Blues experienced a rough start in their game against Loughborough. Loughborough has earned its reputation in the UK as a sports-university, and their team warmed up confidently and their players’ skill showed promise of it being a tough match. Both teams struggled to get on the scoreboard in the first two minutes—Cambridge had several good looks at the basket, but nothing seemed to fall for them, and aggressive rebounds by Loughborough’s Centre Barlow made second chances for the Blues difficult to come by.
Blues home win against Bedforshire 1st! The season opener for the Blues places the team in an excellent position.
The CUWBbC Blues started their season off strong with a 59-29 win against Bedforshire. After being granted a “win” in last week’s game due to forfeiture, the Blues were eager to put their hard work and training to the test on home court. Bedforshire, ranked first in the league, arrived at the Blue’s home court with just seven players, while Cambridge had a full bench of twelve. Coach Laura Wright, confident with the fitness and skills of her team, instructed Cambridge to run quick but thorough plays in attempt to tire out Bedforshire.
The Blues Women Basketballers closed out their 2017-18 season last Wednesday with another tight tussle with long-time rivals Worcester University. This was the final match for a number of long-time Blues players, Mie Monti, Herta Gatter, Claire Ratican and captain Leonie de Jonge, who are due to finish their studies this year so the team wanted to send them off with one more win to celebrate their successful university basketball careers. However, with farewells on the mind and a two-week break after Varsity, the Cambridge women were slow off the mark after the tip.
Another important win for Cambridge, this time against Loughborough 2nds (48-44). Cristina Gomez with her usual report plus link to Devrashi Lodhia's piece on Varsity.
By Cristina Gómez
After a tough Varsity loss on Sunday, the Cambridge women came back strong with a solid 70-58 win over Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). This game saw Jess Hunt beat her personal best with 20 points in the game, dominating in the post position.
By Cristina Gómez
The Blues faced Brighton this past Wednesday, playing for a spot in the quarter finals of the BUCSTrophy. Cambridge was finally able to break the four game loosing streak and regain theirconfidence in a very important game. The team's resilience finally paid off and they were able tofinish 5 points ahead, 66-61.