College girls on the ball to help Wolves team to national glory

College girls on the ball to help Wolves team to national glory

Oaklands College’s Wolves women’s basketball team are celebrating after shooting their way to victory at a national final.

The Wolves were crowned champions of the Basketball England women’s national final after outscoring Oxford City Hoops of 73-54.

Held at Leeds Beckett University, the Wolves had Kyla Nelson to thank for her outstanding performance after scoring 19 points and nine rebounds resulting in the 17-year-old being named Most Value Player (MVP).

Kyla, who is doing A-levels at the college, said: “It was a fantastic performance by all the team and I was thrilled to be named MVP.

“We stayed together as a team and kept playing our style. We need to keep up our level for the remaining league games so that we move into the playoffs on a positive.”

Main pic: Oaklands College Wolves women’s basketball team celebrate their victory over Oxford City Hoops. Inset: MVP Kyla Nelson, aged 17, left and captain Beth Sarson, 18, who studies a level three diploma in sport development, coaching and fitness