There were wins for Nottingham Wildcats, Oaklands Wolves and Durham Palatinates on Saturday as the trio all booked their place in the Quarter-Finals of the WBBL Cup.
Nottingham Wildcats eased out Caledonia Pride 76-53 to take a home victory that was founded on another strong showing by forward Jasmine Joyner. She finished the contest with 21 points and 12 rebounds, while Chelsey Shumpert handed out 10 assists. The defeat was tough on Stella Fouraki who poured in 27 points for the visitors.
Oaklands Wolves needed overtime to despatch BA London Lions 68-67 in a dramatic south-east derby match-up. Anneke Schluter and Lizzy Harrison both hit clutch three-pointers deep in the extra period to land the hosts a nail-biting success.
Meanwhile Durham Palatinates soared into the last eight of the competition with a one-sided 87-57 win against Essex Rebels. Dee Hayward impressed with an excellent 24 points, 8 boards, 5 assists and 4 steals as Durham celebrated victory at their new venue.
WBBL Cup (All Games)
Nottingham Wildcats 76-53 Caledonia Pride (23-19, 46-30, 54-42) (Wildcats – Joyner 21, Russell 12, Rose 11; Pride – Fouraki 27, Doherty 9, Robb 6)
Brea Elmore – Leicester Riders What better way to start than to talk about our first triple-double of the campaign as the classy Elmore lit it up for Riders in their win against Cardiff Met Archers. The guard finished the contest with a brilliant 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to set the bar for everyone else to follow.
Ta’Yani Clark – Sevenoaks Suns Another all-action player who contributes relentlessly across all categories, Clark was her usual influential self and flirted with her own double-double for Suns against Eagles. She sent her team into the Trophy Semi-Finals with an eye-catching 8 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists.
Jasmine Joyner – Nottingham Wildcats The standout player for Wildcats last season and one of the stars of the league, you can press the repeat button if her amazing two showings at Opening Weekend are anything to go by. Joyner had the highest efficiency rating of a sky-high 37 in both outings. The pick was probably 22 points, 19 boards and 4 blocks in the victory against Mystics.
Kara Elderkin – Palatinates Another player who crushed it on the glass, Elderkin racked up a monstrous double-double in Durham’s opening day success against Essex Rebels. She took over the show with a massive 17 points and eye-popping 21 rebounds – as well as handing out 3 assists for the north-east side.
Kate Oliver – Leicester Riders A familiar face in our starting five from past seasons, Oliver was her usual tower of strength for Riders as she imposed herself on both game during Opening Weekend. She was particularly impressive against Cardiff as she harvested a double-double of 17 points and 11 boards – plus 4 assists, 2 steals and a block.
Off the bench – Sam Roscoe (Manchester Mystics), Lauren Milligan (Oaklands Wolves), Cat Carr (Sevenoaks Suns), Abby Rendle (Essex Rebels), Helen Naylor (Petermans Sheffield Hatters), Stella Fouraki (Caledonia Pride), Lisa Koop (Newcastle Eagles).
Newcastle Eagles soared past Cardiff Met Archers on Sunday afternoon as they breezed their way into the last eight of the WBBL Cup.
They were too strong for the visitors as they completed a commanding 95-44 success thanks to a super team effort, which saw four players post double-digit scoring returns. Mante Kvederaviciute impressed with a game-high 24 points, also adding 8 boards and 5 assists. Meanwhile Anja Fuchs-Robetin finished with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds.
The Eagles join Durham Palatinates, Nottingham Wildcats, Oaklands Wolves, Leicester Riders, Sevenoaks Suns, Petermans Sheffield Hatters and Manchester Mystics in the last eight.
The draw for the WBBL Cup Quarter-Finals, along with the draw for the Betty Codona WBBL Trophy Semi-Finals will be made live on the WBBL Facebook channel tomorrow, Monday 6 October at 6pm. It will be hosted by Dan Routledge and the balls will be drawn by Siobhan Prior and WBBL Chair Jim Saker.
chickenbroncitis: a good result to beat the sharks. Hopefully Lions getting rid of that coach will give us a good play off push and put us in the mix with the Eagles and Riders where we should be
Jan 7, 2018 23:32:15 GMT
gonk: March madness bracket competition - see sticky for details
Mar 8, 2018 21:23:43 GMT
ballerman: And there's our problem. You really only care about your own club. The Leicester cheer leader only cares about the competition his team plays in.
Jul 8, 2018 7:36:46 GMT
ballerman: Yesterday at the regional development tournament, there was no West Midlands girls team and the East beat the North East 60-0. The North East have TWO WBBL teams and a number of national teams coaches. But if you read the BE report, it's a fantastic even
Jul 8, 2018 7:38:32 GMT
ballerman: Fiddling and Rome burning come to mind
Jul 8, 2018 7:38:47 GMT
roc23: Niem Stevenson is now a RIDER!
Jul 8, 2018 15:44:25 GMT
sporty: latest from the local newspaper
Aug 9, 2018 11:27:23 GMT
oddi: Andre Drummond WENDELL CARTER Lonnie Walker Sabons Inghram Huerter Ball Booker Mitchell Fox Bogdanovic Swanigan
Sept 17, 2018 11:02:54 GMT
Solly: "I thought it was a great day out, and it appeared like those around me (basketball fans new and old) did too. And for the haters, it’s back to proper basketball now… and everything that comes with it… smaller crowds, no television coverage etc. etc."
Oct 15, 2018 14:54:19 GMT
angusmacdonald: SURREY SCORCHERS signed JONATHAN DOGO 6-4 FRENCHMAN
Jan 15, 2019 20:18:58 GMT
severnside: That re occurring theme for last year is wearing a bit thin now. I don't need to defend Mick Donovan and the other decision makers at the Wolves but it was OJ who left mid summer leaving those at the top in the lurch.
Jul 17, 2019 10:51:10 GMT
severnside: Last post should have read PJ. Fully agree it (LAST season) was an up cock from start to finish though.
Jul 17, 2019 10:52:14 GMT
josh lockett: Jesus, no Jordan either thanks.
Jul 30, 2019 11:03:55 GMT