It was all eyes on the WBBL Cup First Round over the weekend and there were plenty of performances to get excited about.
Dee Hayward – Durham Palatinates
A one-sided victory for the Palatinates was led by Hayward with a stunning all-action line in the Cup meeting against Essex. She torched Rebels with 24 points and also added 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals on a memorable first home outing with her new team.
Mante Kvederaviciute – Newcastle Eagles
A massive performance was posted by Kvederaviciute for the Eagles against the visiting Cardiff and so much so, her performance valuation of 35 gets her Player of the Week. It was attained after a stellar 26 points from 68% shooting, 8 boards, 5 assists and 2 steals – superb for someone returning from an injury.
Anja Fuchs-Robetin – Newcastle Eagles
The other player who lit up the Eagles Community Arena on Sunday afternoon, Fuchs-Robetin was immense for the hosts. Her double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds helped to pace the Eagles’ victory against Archers, and she also recorded a very nice 4 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks.
Jasmine Joyner – Nottingham Wildcats
It’s successive starting slots for Joyner after the Wildcats’ forward posted yet another monumental display for the third consecutive game. She was the inspiration behind a big win against Pride as she collected 21 points, 12 rebounds, 3 steals and an amazing 6 blocks.
Mollie Campbell – Palatinates
While her team-mate was doing it in the backcourt, Campbell locked down her first All-Star Five slot of the season with a sparkling display in the paint. She garnered an impressive 11 points, 14 boards, 4 assists and a block against the Rebels.
Off the bench – Anneke Schluter (Oaklands Wolves), Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee (Durham Palatinates), Stella Fouraki (Caledonia Pride), Sadie Russell (Nottingham Wildcats), Viktoria Ivanova (BA London Lions), Lizzy Harrison (Oaklands Wolves), Chelsey Shumpert (Nottingham Wildcats).