10 Feb 2019: Palatinates 81-71 Pride (TRO)

Durham keep hopes alive

WBBL Trophy, Group Stage
Durham Palatinates 81-71 Caledonia Pride
(17-18, 48-33, 68-54)

Less than 24 hours after the setback of losing a hard fought overtime derby with Eagles, the Durham Palatinates resurrected their Semi-Final hopes by beating Caledonia Pride.

Durham started slowly, but never looked back after taking control just before half-time to continue their impressive recent record on their home floor.

Leading scorers – Rudiane Eduardo 21, Betsy Macdonald 16, Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby 14 (Palatinates); Alix Henderson 22, Tia Weledji 15, Hannah Robb 10 (Pride)

Turning point – Durham shifted up the gears in the second quarter and Caledonia were left trailing after a devastating 16-4 burst from the hosts that put them on the path to victory.

Key stat – Durham shot the ball nicely from long-range, with 8 of 17 a difference-maker in the contest.

Game hero(es) – Eduardo shot the ball really well and her 9 of 14 from the floor for 21 points, plus 8 rebounds was the highlight. Ottewill-Soulsby brought the noise wih a double-double of 14 points and 10 boards.

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