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WEABL Week 12 Round Up

In the week 12 action of the WEABL, we saw five games take place as teams continue their journey into the second half of the season


Southern Conference


Barking Abbey secured a road win 72-40 over Oaklands College on Wednesday afternoon. Oaklands College continued to show their improvement with a close opening 5, however they gave up a 17-0 run that ran across the first quarter break and ended the game as a scoring contest. In a spell in which Oaklands failed to score it was Barking’s ability to get to the basket and finish in the paint that saw them take firm control of the game. Loren Christie led all scorers with an impressive 34 points personal performance. Teresa Da Silva backed her up with 9 points for Barking. For Oaklands guard pair Fionnuala Wharton and Sami Brown led their teams by scoring 6 and 9 points respectively.

Itchen College hosted CoLA this Wednesday in the WEABL Southern Conference. A gritty performance from the home team helping them keep in touching distance of a talented CoLA side. CoLA showed their quality when it mattered and closed the game out with a 50-34 win. Despite some great defensive efforts by Anabella Villalobos and Heather Johnstone, the Itchen team were not able to hold CoLA in the third quarter, as Maya Hyacienth found her rhythm with 8 third quarter points and helped the away side pull away. However, Itchen’s determination and grit did not fall and the home team battled to the end putting on a great defensive effort and moving the ball well on offence. Itchen were lead in scoring by Luisa San Juan with 15 points, Maya Hyacienth had 10 points for CoLA.

Copleston Sixth Form continued their unbeaten run in the WEABL with a comprehensive 79-49 victory over John Madejski Academy at Copleston Centre on Wednesday afternoon. A resolute defensive display from the Ipswich based side ensured an overall comfortable victory, which leaves Copleston top of the Southern Conference. Copleston were led by 21 points from Becky Harwood-Bellis , 19 from Esther Little and 15 from Cameron Taylor-Willis and JMA were led by Anabel Latorre Ciria with 15 points while Elena Palacios Amarel added 11.


Northern Conference


First home game of the WEABL campaign after Christmas saw Charnwood College Riders defeat Myerscough college 77-39. It was a slow start to the game with only 7 points being scored in total after 7 minutes into the first. The last three minutes saw teams finding their stride with the quarter finishing 18-11 to Charnwood. Myerscough did well to stick around however once Charnwood found rhythm, the score started to open up in the third quarter as they kept Myerscough to 4 points which ultimately sealed the game. Charnwood’s Holly Wright had 11 points and Lauren France added 10 points, whilst Myerscough’s Leuyer had 12 and McGrath chipped in 7 points.

Nottingham Academy Wildcats hosted the visiting Manchester Mystics Academy on Wednesday afternoon, and a disappointing 3rd quarter collapse ended in 49 – 64 lose for the hosts. Chloe Andrew had 22 for the visitors combining with Mbam to score 46 of the teams 64 points. Shaniya Rose ended with 19 points to pace the wildcats, supported by 9 from Fola Okunlawon and 8 from Mariam Olawoyin.