Away teams triumph in thrilling day of Championship action

Oaklands Wolves, Sevenoaks Suns, Newcastle Eagles and Nottingham Wildcats all picked up Championship points away from home.

Oaklands began the day’s action with a hard-fought 75-73 victory, on the road, against BA London Lions. Anneke Schlueter led the visitors with a game-high 22 points.

Elsewhere, Sevenoaks maintained their perfect record and position at the top of the standings by beating Cardiff Met Archers 74-59 in Wales. Cat Carr did a bit of everything for the away team, netting 22 points to go along with 10 rebounds and seven assists.

A stunning fourth quarter comeback saw Newcastle run out 83-68 winners against Manchester Mystics. Georgia Ohrdorf’s 25 points and 12 rebounds proved key for the travelling Eagles.

Nottingham concluded proceedings by claiming a 71-66 win over Essex Rebels – to keep their title bid firmly on track – thanks to the play of Jasmine Joyner. The star forward poured in 25 points and collected 17 rebounds.

WBBL Championship (All Games)

BA London Lions 73-75 Oaklands Wolves (23-13, 42-29, 51-54)

(Lions – Velasquez 21, Ivanova 19, Da Silva 11; Wolves – Schlueter 22, Milligan 12, Kiploks 10)

Cardiff Met Archers 59-74 Sevenoaks Suns (15-20, 34-38, 44-59)

(Archers – Bigica 16, Jorgensen 15, Collins 8; Suns – Carr 22, Monakana 13, Fritz / Koppl 11)

Manchester Mystics 68-83 Newcastle Eagles (19-16, 43-37, 60-57)

(Mystics – Roscoe 21, Djassi / Jones 14; Eagles – Ohrdorf 25, Kvederaviciute 22, Fuchs-Robetin 12)

Essex Rebels 66-71 Nottingham Wildcats (22-18, 36-44, 49-53)

(Rebels – Ward 27, Rendle 17, Kohlhaas 8; Wildcats – Joyner 25, Shumpert 16, Prior 11)