18 Feb 2018: Palatinates 56-69 Archers

Cardiff Met Archers denied Durham a historic first win in the only WBBL game to be played on Sunday.

WBBL Championship

Durham Palatinates 56-69 Cardiff Met Archers (22-18, 40-39, 50-54)

Cardiff Met Archers gave their hopes of making the Play-Offs a boost after a dominant final quarter handed them a morale-boosting road victory.

The Welsh side had endured a sluggish start in Durham, but they denied Palatinates the landmark first win their opponents continue to crave.

Leading scorers – Ceaser 18, Jagodzinska 14, Fong Lyew Quee 9 (Palatinates), Schnorr 20, Quick 17, Shanahan 11 (Archers)

Turning point – Archers jumped onto the front foot as they posted a 13-2 start to the final quarter in a burst of scoring which ultimately sunk the hosts.

Key stat – A worrying 13 of 46 from two-point range was eye-watering from Durham and just not good enough.

Game hero(es) – Merissa Quick starred with a 17-point and 10-rebound double-double, while Christina Schnorr was in great shooting form with 20 points.

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