Nottingham Wildcats produced an amazing last quarter to topple Sevenoaks Suns who lost a WBBL Championship fixture for the first time since the 2017-18 season.
Their amazing winning run, which witnessed a 22-0 Regular Season during 2018-19 and was 34 games in total, was brought to a halt by Wildcats with a spectacular 29-8 final quarter as the home side turned around a double-digit deficit.
Jasmine Joyner continued her immense season with a brilliant 22 points and 18 rebounds, while teammate Chelsey Shumpert weighed in with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
Leicester Riders remain in the centre of the title race and like both Wildcats and Suns, have only lost once. Their latest victory came at Oaklands where they sunk the Wolves by 87-66. Kate Oliver came up with a monumental double-double of 25 points and 20 rebounds for Riders.
Newcastle Eagles continued their good form with a one-sided 84-48 road win at Cardiff Met Archers. Amazingly four different players all came up with double-doubles and it was Giulia Simioni who impressed most with 21 points and 11 assists.
Finally, Manchester Mystics overpowered BA London Lions 72-38, with Sam Roscoe offering 23 points and 15 boards, while Georgia Jones had a terrific 21 points and 11 assists.
FLT Peterman Sheffield Hatters and Durham Palatinates both registered victories in the WBBL Championship on Sunday afternoon.
The Hatters were first to get a win on the board as they eased past Essex Rebels 68-58. It was primarily due to a classy 26 points from Asha Thomas who also had 7 assists, while Luiana Livulo provided a powerful 13 points and 14 rebounds.
The victory took Hatters to a positive 3-2 league record, while Durham got back on an even keel after their recent wobble, to move to 3-3.
Mollie Campbell impressed as she garnered 13 points and 7 rebounds in a 77-65 victory on the road at Caledonia Pride, while Nicole Fong Lyew Quee had a terrific shooting night to top score with 15 points. The loss was tough on Stella Fouraki who netted 26 points in defeat for Pride.
For the first time this season, four of our starting five all racked up efficiency scores in excess of 30, while a familiar face records her astonishing 8th straight appearance in our line-up.
Giulia Simioni – Newcastle Eagles It’s been an outstanding few weeks for the Eagles and the Swiss guard was pulling the strings as usual. She put Cardiff Archers to the sword with a fine double-double of 21 points and 11 assists, also pulling down 4 boards and shooting 64% from the floor.
Georgia Jones – Manchester Mystics The Great Britain playmaker controlled her team’s comfortable home victory against the visiting BA London Lions with her experience and quality shining through. Jones accumulated a fine double-double of 21 points and 11 assists in the contest.
Samantha Roscoe – Manchester Mystics The Mystics’ forward was on fire in the home win against Lions and had a stunning line by the time the final buzzer had sounded. Roscoe finished the contest with a brilliant 23 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocked shots.
Jasmine Joyner – Nottingham Wildcats We are running out of words to describe the feat of Joyner in maintaining her ever-present run in our starting five. Make it a phenomenal eight appearances in a row after she ended the 34 game winning streak of Suns by posting 22 points and 18 boards for the jubilant Wildcats.
Kate Oliver – Leicester Riders Last but not least, Oliver walks away with our Player of the Week gong after a spectacular double-double. The Australian centre was unstoppable against Oaklands Wolves and carried Riders to victory with a superb 25 points and jaw-dropping 20 rebounds.
Off the bench – Georgia Ohrdorf (Newcastle Eagles), Anneke Schluter (Oaklands Wolves), Chelsey Shumpert (Nottingham Wildcats), Ella Clark (Leicester Riders), Luiana Livulo (FLT Peterman Sheffield Hatters), Stella Fouraki (Caledonia Pride), Mollie Campbell (Durham Palatinates).