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WEABL Week 16 Round Up

Week 16 in the WEABL saw four teams getting into action as they continue to round-off their season and prepare for the playoffs.  


Southern Conference


To start the week Tuesday’s Southern Conference action saw Barking Abbey defeat Itchen College 61-38. After losing 108-38 on the road the Itchen team were determined to make the game more competitive. With both sides battling it out defensively the first quarter was a tight affair with Barking taking the lead 13-8. Itchen’s Anabella Villalobos locked down defensively in the second half helping her side to hold Barking to just 7 points in the 3rd quarter, but they were unable to capitalise on the offensive end. Ultimately, some well executed offence by Barking in the 4th quarter resulted in some easy baskets for T. Da Silva stretching Barking lead and taking them to a convincing 61-38 victory.

On Wednesday, two of London’s premier Basketball Academy’s faced off in their second meeting of the season on Wednesday with City of London Academy taking a hard fought win 68-62 over Barking Abbey. The game was a close one throughout, and could have gone either way, however Megan Haines’ 11 fourth quarter points in the final four minutes and some stellar defense sealed CoLA the victory and rise to second place in the WEABL.

John Madejski Academy bounced back from last week’s defeat to Barking Abbey as they ran out Oaklands College 69- 49 on Wednesday afternoon behind 20 points from Saffie Jarju. The Reading side managed to secure a comfortable lead by halftime but the visitors fought back to being the deficit tow within 11 with four minutes remaining. JMA held firm, and finished the fourth quarter with an 11-2 run to secure a well deserved 20 point victory, 69-49 to finish their WEABL season with seven wins and three losses.


Northern Conference


There was one game on Wednesday afternoon in the Northern Conference which saw Nottingham Academy Wildcats suffer a defeat at home to the top of the North Conference Charnwood College Riders, 84-47. The visitors outrebounded the home side 59-46, led behind some huge double-doubles from Wright and Morrison who had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and 11points and 16 rebounds respectively. Charnwood also converted 22 points off 24 Wildcat turnovers.