U-16 girls stay top

Wolves remain top of the National League U-16 Girls South Premier after a 76-39 victory at Brentwood Fire.

With Ipswich suffering a shock loss at Kingston, Wolves are now the only unbeaten side, having won four straight games.


Amye Swinney's return to her old club was a successful one as she led the visitors' scoring with 17 points, adding seven rebounds, five steals and two assists. Lilith Harkness added 16 points, five boards and two steals while Caitlin Ryan had 13 points, eight rebound and as many steals, along with four assists.

Ryan hit a triple to open the scoring and Wolves only trailed briefly in the game as they went into the first break with a 14-11 lead.

Tiff Tyson and Ryan both drained from downtown as Wolves dominated the second period before Dalma Szigeti beat the buzzer with a trey to send the visitors into the locker room with a 44-26 lead.

Harkness also scored from the Land of Plenty as she hit seven third period points to help Wolves effectively wrap up the win with a 20-6 third period to stretch the lead to 64-32, and acting coach Michael Ball was able to give all of his nine players at least five minutes of action in a final period where they outscored the hosts 12-7.

There was disappointment for the U-16 boys as they went down 92-72 against Baltic Stars despite 21 points from Daniel Kostadinov.

Lanre Pratt added 17 points and nine rebounds while Alex Riley had 15 points and eight boards and Ben Hodges added eight points.

Adam Pearce's side never recovered from a poor first period which saw them trail 26-16 at the first break, and Stars extended that lead to 47-31 going into the locker room.

A 27-22 third period saw the deficit grow to 21 before Wolves edge the final quarter 19-18.

The under-14 boys saw their home game against Northants postponed by the visitors.

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