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Oaklands College Claim U18 National Cup Title

Oaklands College secured the Under-18s National Cup title after defeating Charnwood College 66-41 at Worcester Arena, on Saturday.

Tia Freeman starred with 30 points and 13 rebounds to earn MVP honours with Krisztina Nagy adding 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.

Box score.

A 9-2 run helped the Wolves lead 16-10 after the opening period and the gap would remain at six heading into half-time. Holly Winterburn had helped her side close the gap to a single point before a 5-0 close put Oaklands up 33-27.

Nagy hit two threes early on in the third, but Oaklands only narrowly increased their advantage as they took a 47-39 lead into the final quarter.

From there, it was all Oaklands as they dominated the fourth 19-2 having scored the first 10 points before holding their opponents scoreless for the final six minutes to clinch victory in style.

Winterburn led Charnwood with 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals in the loss.

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