Final WBBL group games confirm Semi-Finals matchups

WBBL Cup, South Group

Cardiff Met Archers 50-65 Sevenoaks Suns (17-21, 23-31, 40-47)

(Archers- Marchizotti 14, Lewis 9, Jorgensen 7; Suns- Busch 25, Monakana 13, Koppl 11)

WBBL Cup, North Group

Newcastle Eagles 71-96 Leicester Riders (22-16, 40-39, 62-60)

(Eagles- Gorrell 19, Mcvicar 16, Smith 14; Riders- Oliver 29, Winterburn 18, Hinriksdottir 16)

 

The WBBL Cup Semi-Finals are now set in stone as both the Sevenoaks Suns and Leicester Riders complete the sweep of their individual groups.

Renee Busch was outstanding for the Suns as the point guard set two WBBL records, hitting seven out of seven shots from three-point range and finishing nine for nine for the game- the most consecutive made shots in WBBL history.

As the game started to tighten at the end of the third, with the Archers cutting the lead down to seven, it would be the record breaker Busch to takeover the fourth, tallying 11 timely points before being subbed out for a deserved rest.

Despite losing two of their three scheduled group games, Cardiff will still advance into the knockout stages thanks to the points difference advantage they have over Oaklands and Barking.

The North group would see Leicester Riders put together an impressive display of basketball in the fourth quarter against Newcastle Eagles, outscoring them by a whopping 27 points.

Captain Kate Oliver would be the driving force behind the win, posting an impressive 29 points and an absurd 14 points in the fourth quarter blowout.

With todays results the Semi-Final matchups look as followed: Leicester Riders v Cardiff Met Archers and Sevenoaks Suns v Nottingham Wildcats- with dates to be confirmed in due course.