10 Feb 2019: Suns 83-54 Lions (TRO)

Suns win to set up 2018 Final repeat

WBBL Trophy, Group Stage
Sevenoaks Suns 83-54 BA London Lions
(13-10,31-27,59-41)

One of the WBBL Trophy Semi-Finals will be a repeat of last year’s showpiece Final after Sevenoaks Suns stormed their way into the last four of the competition.

They turned up the dial in their south-east derby clash with Lions and will now face holders Leicester Riders in the next phase.

Leading scorers – Jess Good 19, Renee Busch 17, Janice Monakana 15 (Suns); Ijeoma Ofomata 19, Urysla Cotton 14, Lavinia Da Silva 5 (Lions)

Turning point – Sevenoaks came out a different team after the break and Lions couldn’t cope with the intensity being cranked up.

Key stat – Having held Suns to just 13 points in the first period, the Lions let the game get away from them hen they gave up 28 in that fateful third quarter.

Game hero(es) – The shooting of Renee Busch was critical after she dropped five triples for her 17 points.