WBBL: Win number two for Oaklands Wolves arrives at Durham Palatinates just like buses

Oaklands Wolves' Tia Freeman. Picture: Raphael Ametrano

Oaklands Wolves' Tia Freeman. Picture: Raphael Ametrano - Credit: Archant

Oaklands Wolves did their best impression of bus operators as after waiting all season for one WBBL win, number two followed straight behind

A long trip to the north east beckoned but the journey was worth it as the Oaklands College-based side won 82-74 against Durham Palatinates in Stockton.

The success was enough to move them off the foot of the table and towards their goal of a play-off place.

Stars of the show were Roya Rustamzada and Tia Freeman who combined for a massive 40 points, with Rustamzada also adding nine rebounds and four assists.

Skipper Lizzy Harrison also chipped in with 19.


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The turning point came in the second quarter. Durham had earned a 26-20 at the first intermission but a 10-2 run from the Wolves in the opening three minutes not only wiped out that advantage but proved crucial in swinging the momentum the way of the St Albans side.

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