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Oaklands College vs John Madejski Academy

Oaklands College got the home win against John Madejski Academy in the first game of this seasons WEABL league on Wednesday afternoon.

Tia Freeman top scored with 21 points, while Krisztina Nagy added a further 17 in the win.

The game started even with sides exchanging scores through the first half, the visitors showing their energy and dominated all the exchanges apart from the score line. The home side used their experience in just enough short spells to remain in front as they held a narrow 36-29 half-time advantage.

JMA continued their high energy performance in the second half and started to punish the home side for their low performance. With an 11-0 run, JMA took the lead and looked like they were about to take the game.

However, Oaklands came back in fourth and with five minutes to go the game was tied 53 apiece. The scores stayed tight until until Oaklands broke the deadlock with a pair of field goals and a trip to the line – holding their nerve to repel one last fight back from JMA.

JMA were led by a game high 22 points from Paula Romero Tarrega and 12 points from Elena Palacios Amaral.

Oaklands Travel to face Copleston next Tuesday, whilst JMA play at home on January 24 against City of London Academy.