All-Star Five – Week 17

There’s a distinct Portuguese flavour this week, while our season leader hits the super milestone of getting into double-digits for All-Star Five starting appearances.

Cat Carr (Sevenoaks Suns)
It was almost another WBBL career triple-double for Carr, who fell just one assist short of accomplishing the feat. She showed her full range of skills to take Suns back to the top of the standings with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists against Lions.

Simone Costa (Nottingham Wildcats)
Arguably the form player of the league during the last few weeks, Costa produced two super shows across what was another weekend win double for Wildcats. The Portuguese shone most brightly against Pride, with 21 points from a 69% shooting effort, also adding 5 boards and 5 assists.

Rosinha Rosario (FLT Peterman Sheffield Hatters)
It proved to be a Player of the Week display from another native of Portugal as Rosario propelled Hatters to an exciting triumph at Archers. With Cristina Bigica tearing it up for the hosts, Sheffield needed their own hero and she responded with a stunning 20 points, 19 rebounds and 4 assists.

Jasmine Joyner (Nottingham Wildcats)
Still the rock upon which Wildcats rely, Joyner seals what is a staggering 10th appearance as a starter this season. She put Wolves to the sword last Saturday with a super all-action line of 11 points, 13 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 steals and 3 assists.

Lisa Koop (Newcastle Eagles)
They may have only been top of the league for 24 hours after their nail-biting success at Essex Rebels live on YouTube, but it was a hugely enjoyable weekend for the Eagles. Koop was a difference-maker with her massive double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds.

Off the bench – Dee Hayward (Durham Palatinates), Cristina Bigica (Cardiff Met Archers), Brea Elmore (Leicester Riders), Cierra Ceazer (Durham Palatinates), Anneke Schlueter (Oaklands Wolves), Beth Sarson (Essex Rebels), Sam Roscoe (Manchester Mystics).