Cardiff Met Archers ended their Championship campaign on a winning note.
Cardiff Met Archers 53-39 Caledonia Pride (18-8, 31-22, 35-30)
Cardiff Met Archers concluded their season with a 53-39 win over Caledonia Pride, in front of their home fans at Archers Arena.
The result puts Cardiff in pole position to finish in the tenth spot and guarantees the side from Wales will end the season above Caledonia. The Scottish franchise must hope that Essex Rebels fail to record another victory if they are to avoid finishing the season at the foot of the table.
Leading scorers – Carsi Silva 18, Stef Collins 10, Justine Ferland 8 (Archers) – Sian Phillips 12, Iona Ross 10, Kai-Brith Kalda / Pollyanna Storie 5 (Pride)
Turning point – The home side wasted no time in taking an early control of the game, racing out to a double-digit lead after the first quarter thanks to ten quick points from Silva.
Key stat – Baskets were at premium for both sides, but it was the Cardiff defence that proved the toughest to crack. The hosts held the visitors to just 39 points on 24 percent shooting.
Game hero(es) – Silva produced the standout performance of the game, netting a game-high 18 points that included hitting eight of her nine free throw attempts. Collins also impressed with 10 points and eight steals.