Title joy for St Albans Wolves basketball youngsters

St Albans Wolves U14 girls celebrate their title win.

St Albans Wolves U14 girls celebrate their title win. - Credit: OAKLANDS BASKETBALL

St Albans Wolves U14 girls recorded two big wins to clinch the National Basketball League East Division title.

First Cambridge Cats were beaten 84-32 on the road before the championship was clinched with a 77-49 home victory against Brentwood Fire.

Emerson Westerby’s side will now be at home in the play-off first round and if they are successful they will also play at Oaklands in the last eight.

The Final Four takes place at the National Basketball Performance Centre in May.

Darcy McRae had another big game at Cambridge, finishing with 30 points with Maliya Lawal adding 25 and Darcey Judge and Paris Mitchell-Tyson collecting 10 each.

The game against Brentwood was a revenge mission for the young Wolves as one of their two league losses had come against the Fire.

But there was never going to be a repeat as  Westerby’s side led from tip-to-buzzer.

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A 17-10 first period lead grew to 36-20 going into the locker room at half-time. Wolves then edged further ahead with a 17-15 third quarter before they wrapped up the title with a 24-14 final period.

Mitchell-Tyson led the way with 17 points despite getting in early foul trouble.