First road win for Wildcats as Shumpert shows out
Essex Rebels 80-104 Nottingham Wildcats (23-26,39-52,63-74)
After picking up their first win of the season last time out, Nottingham Wildcats now have a win on their travels to further boost confidence.
They move to 1-2 and had too much in their locker for Rebels, who are still searching for an elusive maiden victory as a WBBL club.
Leading scorers – Ward 23, Waithe 15, Lutz 14 (Rebels); Shumpert 39, Doran 19, Joyner 15 (Wildcats)
Turning point – Wildcats got stronger as the game unfolded and finished with a dazzling 17-30 last quarter as the hosts ran out of steam.
Key stat – Rebels will be dwelling on 24 turnovers which was too many.
Game hero – Chelsey Shumpert was incredible for Wildcats as she completely showed out with a staggering 39 points – as well as adding 8 boards and 6 assists. Her College team-mate Jasmine Joyner harvested 15 points and 11 boards, while Lana Doran dropped a nice cameo of 19 pointsFirst road win for Wildcats as Shumpert shows out