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Alameda Wolves Shake Off Round 8 Loss Before Semifinals

The Alameda Wolves retained the top spot in the Women’s Premier Basketball Association (WPBA) despite a huge 101-79 loss to the Berkeley Royals in their final game of the season on July 29, as the second-ranking Oakland Swish also lost their final game to the Hayward Reign. Both teams retained their rankings and will play in the WPBA Tournament of Champions semifinals this Saturday, August 5, at the College of Alameda Gymnasium.

Alameda Post - the poster for the Tournament of Champions, including a photo of an Alameda Wolves player

The top scorer for the Royals in the Round 8 blowout against the Wolves was Mariah Cooks, who notched a whopping 47 points, including six three-pointers. The top scorer for the Wolves was Hannah Langhi, with 20 points.

The top-ranked Wolves will start their run at the championship in Game 1 of the semifinals on Saturday, August 5, against the winner of Game 1 of the August 4 quarterfinals—either the No. 4 Royals or the No. 5 Bay Area Phoenix.

The No. 2 Swish will play the winner of Game 2 of the quarterfinals, either the No. 3 Bay City Blaze or No. 6 San Francisco Riptide. Both semifinal games will be at College of Alameda Gymnasium. The Wolves play at 6 p.m. and the Swish at 8 p.m.

The semifinals winners will play each other in the finals on Sunday, August 6, at 5 p.m., at the College of Alameda Gymnasium. WNBA Tournament of Championship tickets are $20 per game and may be purchased online.

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