Oaklands Wolves bow out of WBBL Cup with Northumbria loss

PUBLISHED: 14:52 29 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:42 29 November 2017

Tia Freeman shoots as Oaklands Wolves battle Team Northumbria in the WBBL Cup. Picture: LELLO AMETRANO

Tia Freeman shoots as Oaklands Wolves battle Team Northumbria in the WBBL Cup. Picture: LELLO AMETRANO

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Oaklands Wolves bowed out of the WBBL Cup with a 72-58 quarter-final defeat at home to Team Northumbria.

Oaklands Wolves battled Team Northumbria in the WBBL Cup. Picture: LELLO AMETRANOOaklands Wolves battled Team Northumbria in the WBBL Cup. Picture: LELLO AMETRANO

The north-east side had too much experience in the paint and on the glass than their hosts.

The visitors proved this by gaining 17 offensive rebounds, more than enough to tilt the balance of play in their favour.

Northumbria’s key period came in the second quarter.

Having trailed 22-18 at the first break, Wolves were hit by a 27-point blast from which they never recovered.

Aliz Varga lays up for Oaklands Wolves. Picture: LELLO AMETRANOAliz Varga lays up for Oaklands Wolves. Picture: LELLO AMETRANO

they turned round nine points down at half-time and the lead stretched to 13 by the end of quarter three.

Kristina Nagy top scored for Oaklands with 14 followed by Tia Freeman with nine and Aliz Varga on eight.

Alison Gorrell was the standout performer for Northumbria, bagging 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Wolves host Nottingham Wildcats on Saturday, with a 3.45pm tip-off.

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