BASKETBALL: Crawley Cagers enjoy superb year

Crawley Cagers Under-16s
Crawley Cagers Under-16s

Crawley Cagers came to a close on their most dominant season ever.

The six age-groups made it to five play-off finals, winning a club record three finals.

Crawley Cagers Under-14s

Crawley Cagers Under-14s

Head coach Karl Youngman said: “At the beginning of the season we knew that topping the league in all five age-groups was a possibility, but it wasn’t until the year went on that we realised we could actually pull it off. We were not expecting the U10s to win, as we had entered purely for development, this was truly a special year!’

The U10s recorded a record of 13-3, as they competed South Coast Elite City League.

The team finished second in the league, before going on to win the competition in the play-offs.

After gaining a shock win in the semi-final, the U11s fell short in the play-off final, while the U12s beat Brighton Cougars 75-51 to stay undefeated.

Crawley Cagers under-13s

Crawley Cagers under-13s

The U13s finished the Sussex League with a 14-0 record, before beating Mid-Sussex Chargers in the play-off semi-final.

The U13s beat Worthing D and D 77-49 in the final.

The U14s finished the year with a 15-1 record, suffering a five-point loss to Eastbourne Lions at home, before beating them away by 15.

The U13s lost to Horsham in the play-off final by three points. This season the U14s faced Horsham in the play-off semi-final, this time winning 92-59 before losing to Eastbourne Lions in the play-off final.

Crawley Cagers under-12s

Crawley Cagers under-12s

The dominant U16s cruised to victory in the final against Henfield Heat.

This season is the club’s fifth straight undefeated season at the U16 age-group.

Crawley Cagers under-11s

Crawley Cagers under-11s

Crawley Cagers under-10s

Crawley Cagers under-10s