It took Essex Rebels the whole of their rookie season to rack up three league wins during 2019-20, but this time they have achieved the feat by the second week of January. They celebrated an exciting 66-63 win against Cardiff Met Archers and are now knocking on the door of the Play-Offs. Jessy Ward starred with an all-action 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.
Caledonia Pride doubled their win tally for the season as they beat fellow strugglers BA London Lions 57-49 on the road to condemn their rivals to an unwanted 0-10 record. Stella Fouraki and Hannah Robb did the business as they led the way with 18 and 16 points respectively.
Durham Palatinates moved into a positive account and 5-4 for the season in the WBBL Championship after completing a crushing 82-37 success against Oaklands Wolves. Claire Paxton and Kara Elderkin shared 36 points, with the latter making 87% from the floor and completing a double-double with 12 boards.
WBBL Championship (All Games)
Durham Palatinates 82-37 Oaklands Wolves (24-12,46-22,66-33)
(Palatinates – MacDonald 18, Paxton 18, Elderkin 14; Wolves – Schlueter 10, Boros 8, Abbott 6)
BA Lions 49-57 Caledonia Pride (7-12,19-23,30-44)
(Lions – Lavinia Da Silva 24, Vanessa Da Silva 7, Debroah Somoye 4, Lana Doran 4; Pride – Stella Fouraki 18, Hannah Robb 16, Pollyanna Storie 8)
Essex Rebels 66-63 Cardiff Met Archers (23-14,33-34,47-50)
(Rebels – Ward 16, Rendle 15, Sarson 11; Archers – Bigica 18, Wagstaff 12, Marchizotti 12)
Essex Rebels xx-xx Cardiff Met Archers (23-14,33-34,47-50)
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