There are no fewer than three debutantes in this week’s line-up and maximum respect also goes to Jasmine Joyner of Nottingham, who is absent for the first time this season after her jaw-dropping eight straight appearances.
Betsy MacDonald – Durham Palatinates
Palatinates are now one victory away from another showpiece Final. That is thanks mainly to MacDonald, who racked up a spectacular double-double of 25 points and 11 assists against Wolves to put Durham into the Cup Semis. She also had 5 boards and 3 steals, to take our Player of the Week honour.
Asha Thomas – Peterman FLT Sheffield Hatters
The Hatters produced one of their best displays of the campaign in their Cup Quarter-Final against Nottingham. They raced into the last four of the competition as Thomas brought the noise with a game-winning 27 points. The rookie collected her second starting slot of the season.
Janice Monakana – Sevenoaks Suns
The Great Britain star did what she does best and stepped of the bench to torch her opponents with a typically devastating shooting effort. Monakana handed Suns an eye-catching Quarter-Finals success at arch rivals Leicester, firing 23 points from 66% from the floor, plus 7 boards and 3 assists.
Jessy Ward – Essex Rebels
While all eyes were on the WBBL Cup, Essex Rebels were getting their first WBBL Championship success of the season and it was Ward who put this landmark result firmly on the radar. She delivered with an excellent haul of 28 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in the match-up with BA London Lions.
Georgia Ohrdorf – Newcastle Eagles
The Australian standout hasn’t missed a beat of late and the Molten WBBL Player of the Month for November is now lighting it up in December. She was the difference-maker in getting the Eagles into the Cup Semi-Finals with a terrific 25 points sealing the deal in the clash with Mystics.
Off the bench – Viktoria Ivanova (BA London Lions), Chelsea Small (Essex Rebels), Kara Elderkin (Durham Palatinates), Anneke Schluter (Oaklands Wolves), Brea Elmore (Leicester Riders), Cat Carr (Sevenoaks Suns), Claire Paxton (Durham Palatinates).