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Alameda Still on Top in Women’s Premier Basketball Association

The Alameda Wolves are still in first place in the Women’s Premier Basketball Association—just a half-point ahead of the Oakland Swish—with one game left to play in the regular season. Both teams have a 6-1 record heading into Round 8, but Alameda remains in first place in the point standings because they defeated Oakland in Round 2 on June 10.

Alameda Post - the WPBA Standings with Alameda Wolves in 1st then Oakland Swish, Bay City Blaze, Bay Area Phoenix, Berkeley Royals, SF Riptide, Hayward Reign, and Tech City Valkyrie

The Wolves easily overpowered last-place Tech City Valkyrie in Round 7 with a 123-59 victory on Saturday, July 22, at the College of Alameda Gymnasium. They outrebounded Valkyrie 49-28, including a 15-2 advantage in offensive rebounds.

Wolves top scorers dominated the game. Guard Faatimah A scored 35 points, power forward Hannah Langhi recorded a double-double with 30 points and 15 rebounds, and guard Rebecca Harris scored 30 points. Guard Brooke Panfili joined the other three Wolves who scored in double figures with 14 points. Valkyrie’s top scorer was guard Lexi Cunningham with 20 points.

Alameda Post - a list of the WPCA Round 8 games on July 29 at the College of Alameda gym

Meanwhile, the Swish beat the Berkeley Royals 85-76 in Round 7, with four Oakland players scoring in double figures. Forward-guard Rachel Howard led with 29 points, guards Alexis Brown and Desire Finnie each scored 13, and guard Raquel “Rockie” Avila scored 11. Three Royals guards scored impressive double figures against the Swish—Mariah Cooks scored 30 points, Brijanee Moore scored 20, and Ashley Hart scored 18.

Despite their loss to the Swish, those Royals double-digit scores should make the Wolves take notice as they head into the final game—Round 8—on July 29 against the Berkeley team. The Swish will face sixth-place Hayward Reign. Both the Wolves and the Swish will have a lot to win—or lose—in that final game of the regular season. The Wolves play at 12:30 p.m. and the Swish play at 4:30 p.m. Both games will be played at the College of Alameda Gymnasium.

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