Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters eased to victory to keep their title challenge alive.
Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters 94-72 Cardiff Met Archers (29-16, 47-28, 71-52)
Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters ran out comfortable 94-72 winners over Cardiff Met Archers, in front of their home fans.
The title challengers responded in the best possible fashion, after Sevenoaks Suns picked up a victory on Friday, to keep their title challenge alive and move back to within four points of the league leaders.
Leading scorers – Sarah Toeaina 36, Alison Gorrell 21, Helen Naylor 16 (Hatters) – Sarah Jorgensen 18, Sarah Wagstaff 17, Robyn Lewis 9 (Archers)
Turning point – The hosts left nothing to chance, racing out to an 18-8 lead in the game’s opening minutes. Sheffield seized the game’s momentum early and never let it go from their grasp.
Key stat – Sheffield found plenty of joy inside the paint, scoring 64 points under the basket while shooting an impressive 60% from two-point range.
Game hero(es) – Toeaina stole the show with a spectacular 36 points and nine rebounds, while Gorrell contributed 21 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for the winners. Naylor also impressed with 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists