Double success for Wolves girls

There were wins for both of Wolves girls NBL teams over the weekend as they continued their successful seasons.

The under-14s made the long trip to Ipswich and came away with a 45-30 victory while the under-16s made short work of CoLA Southwark Pride to chalk up a 56-15 win.

A 15-0 run across the first break put Tor Freeman’s under-16s in charge as they hosted Pride for the second time this season.

After exchanging baskets to open the game, Wolves scored 23 of the next 25 points, taking an 18-4 lead into the first break and leading 34-8 at half-time.

The visitors were held scoreless for 12 second half minutes, with a depleted Wolves side wrapping up the win with an 11-3 third period followed by an 11-4 fourth.

Caitlin Ryan matched the visitors’ 15 points to lead Wolves, with Joanna Akpan adding ten and Tiff Tyson eight.

A dominant third period proved key at Ipswich as Emerson Westerby’s under-14s held the opposition scoreless while pouring in 14 points. The game was tied at 10 after the first break before the hosts edged ahead 20-19 going into the half-time break, But the 14-0 third frame saw Wolves take a commanding lead and they outscored the hosts 12-10 in the fourth period to stay top of the Eastern Division.

Kyia Bateman led Wolves with 15 points while Lila.Birtwislle added 14.


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