All-Star Five – Week 19

Our line-up this week includes a player who helped make WBBL history and another who is showing why she has been recruited by prominent NCAA programme, Oregon.

Giulia Simioni (Newcastle Eagles)
It was her second double-double in a week and the Swiss guard is certainly one of the most in-form players in the league right now. Simioni pulled the strings brilliantly at the Eagles Community Arena as her team registered a fine win against Nottingham Wildcats, led by her super 20 points and 10 assists.

Holly Winterburn (Leicester Riders)
It’s another starting appearance for Winterburn, who is having her most productive WBBL campaign to date and showing that she can be a big contributor in US College. The rising star guided Leicester to success at Caledonia Pride as she finished with 23 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals.

Ta’Yani Clark (Sevenoaks Suns)
Returning to the top of the standings after Riders briefly claimed pole position, Clark was the central figure in a one-sided Sunday success against Cardiff. She tore down the Archers with a super showing after shooting 80% from the field and netting 19 points. She also racked up 7 assists and 5 rebounds.

Roya Rustamzada (Oaklands Wolves)
The Wolves are looking to build some momentum and they were handed the boost of occupying a Play-Offs spot after Rustamzada fired them into the Top 8 of the standings. She provided the central thrust of a road win at Cardiff Met Archers after harvesting an all-action 16 points, 7 assists, 6 boards and 3 steals.

Rudiane Eduardo (Durham Palatinates)
It was a memorable weekend for Durham as they punched a ticket to their first ever showpiece Final. Eduardo was largely behind that landmark Trophy Semi-Final win against Sheffield as the French forward coralled 23 points from a 64% shooting effort. She also added 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists.

Off the Bench – Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby (Durham Palatinates), Tia Weledji (Caledonia Pride), Monika Bosilj (Durham Palatinates), Rheanne Bailey (Manchester Mystics), Jasmine Joyner (Nottingham Wildcats), Lavinia Da Silva (BA London Lions), Julia Koppl (Sevenoaks Suns).