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Copleston v Oaklands

Oaklands College capitalised on a subdued performance from Copleston as they recorded an 81-85 road victory in the WEABL.

Tia Freeman netted a game-high 31 points with Krisztina Nagy adding a further 24 to lead their side to a 2-0 start.

With both teams short on numbers, Copleston led for the majority of the game, but with WEABL league leader in assists Ashleigh Pink, who played despite dislocating a finger in the first quarter, fouling out late in the game, Oaklands were able to close out the game with a 9-4 run.

Copleston used the game to give extended playing time to young England international, Cameron Taylor-Willis, who took full advantage of the opportunity, having the best game of her short academy career, recording an impressive 16 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

Other youngsters Ines Bowman-Boyles and Nicole Aston also had their best games of the season. Meanwhile, despite the injury, and fouling out, Pink had another impressive stat line with 20 points to go with seven assists and seven rebounds, while Maya Price posted 30 points and 17 rebounds.

“Oaklands deserved the win – all credit to them,” said Nick Drane.

“They shot really well, particularly late in the game. However, playing on a Tuesday night, in a rearranged game, after the last few days that we have had, was never going to be easy.

“Ipswich Basketball has been a circus these past few days and I include myself when I say that we were not physically or mentally anywhere near ready for a game just 48 hours after the events of Sunday.

“That being said, this was a great chance for the younger girls to get some experience against a very good team. I thought Cameron in particular was outstanding”.

Copleston turn their attention to CoLA away next week while Oaklands host Myerscough.