Durham move to 10-10 with big win on the road.
Essex Rebels 56-100 Durham Palatinates (12-22, 23-48, 44-79)
Durham Palatinates eased to a convincing road win against Essex Rebels to continue their momentum ahead of the benecos WBBL Play-Offs.
The Trophy runners-up join Nottingham Wildcats on a 10-10 record with two games remaining, while the Rebels fall to 3-16 in their debut campaign.
Leading scorers – DeAngelique Waithe 26, Jessy Ward 16, Ozana Marginean/ Catherine Lutz 6 (Rebels) – Betsy Macdonald 31, Paula Tarnachowicz 19, Monika Bosilj 12 (Palatinates)
Turning point – The Palatinates established an early double-digit advantage and never looked back, increasing their lead to 25 by half-time to set the platform for a strong win on the road.
Game hero(es) – Macdonald fired in a season-high of 31 points to lead the visitors to victory with Tarnachowicz and Bosilj combining for a further 31 points in support.