Oaklands Wolves show how far they have come this year after WBBL unbeaten run is broken by Sheffield Hatters

PUBLISHED: 09:01 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:05 28 February 2018

Oaklands Wolves get ready before the start of their WBBL match at home to Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters. Picture: LELLO AMETRANO

Oaklands Wolves get ready before the start of their WBBL match at home to Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters. Picture: LELLO AMETRANO

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Oaklands Wolves’ four-match unbeaten run in the WBBL came to an end as they fell to 73-65 defeat at home to Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters.

Oaklands Wolves' Lizzie Harrison in action against Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters in the WBBL. Picture: LELLO AMETRANOOaklands Wolves' Lizzie Harrison in action against Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters in the WBBL. Picture: LELLO AMETRANO

The second quarter was the key to Sheffield’s victory as they established a 13-point lead but the Wolves fought back after half-time to narrow that advantage to just three going into the final quarter.

In the end the experience of the Hatters carried them through but Wolves head coach Lee Ryan said the result and performance is an indication of how the team now rate themselves.

He said: “We had some real high points in the game, but in truth also too many lows to beat a team of Sheffield’s calibre.

“They are the epitome of consistent performance and we can learn a lot from them.

Oaklands Wolves' Lauren Milligan in action against Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters in the WBBL. Picture: LELLO AMETRANOOaklands Wolves' Lauren Milligan in action against Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters in the WBBL. Picture: LELLO AMETRANO

“The result would have seemed a good one at the start of the year but we know we missed an opportunity to cause an upset and continue our winning run.”

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