Saturday 4th December

WBBL Championship

Caledonia Pride 57-63 Oaklands Wolves

Pride were at home once again, this time facing an Oaklands Wolves side who were also seeking their second win of the season. Pride started well and took an early lead, but Wolves came back strong and a 6-0 run at the end of Q1 saw the visitors lead by 4 at the end of the period. Pride tied the game early in the 2nd quarter before Wolves steadily built a lead of as much as 9, but 4 unanswered points by Pride in the final minute brought the score back to 34-39 at the half.

The 3rd quarter started very slowly, with each team only adding 2 points to their halftime score by the 5 minute mark. A Pride run saw them bring the score back to 41-42, but Wolves rallied to make it 43-47 going into the final period. Pride closed within 2 points by the midpoint of the quarter, but some sharp shooting by Oaklands allowed them to extend out to a 10 point advantage late on. Two late scores by Pride proved to be merely a consolation as Oaklands took the win 57-63.

 

Photos courtesy of Donald Stewart