Riders bounce back from Cup loss in big way.
Cardiff Met Archers 50-102 Leicester Riders (14-23, 28-55, 40-78)
Leicester Riders put yesterday’s Semi-Final loss behind them with an emphatic road win against Cardiff Met Archers.
The Riders are the first team to 10 wins in the WBBL Championship as they stay at the summit with Cardiff dropping to 3-6.
Leading scorers – Sarah Wagstaff/Laura Shanahan 11, Robyn Lewis 8 (Archers) – Rebecca Navarro 27, Holly Winterburn 20, Claire Paxton 13 (Riders)
Turning point – The Riders were quick out of the blocks and the flow of points could not be stemmed by the home side as they found themselves trailing by 27 at the half and there was no way back.
Key stat – It was a tough afternoon for the Archers against the Riders defence as they struggled to get going with 25% shooting from the floor.
Game hero(es) – Navarro produced a strong all-around display with 27 points on 11 of 13 shooting along with seven rebounds, four assists and three assists, while Winterburn was also efficient with 20 points including 7 of 8 from inside the arc.