Hatters and Mystics finish the year on a high

FLT Peterman Sheffield Hatters and Manchester Mystics both enjoyed success, in the final games both teams will play in 2019, with victories in the Championship.

Asha Thomas poured in a game-high 22 points to help Sheffield overcome BA London Lions 75-61. A strong final quarter from the hosts saw them claim a fourth league win of the season and deny the determined visitors their first points of the campaign.

A blistering third period from Manchester proved decisive as the away team picked up an 81-59 win over Essex Rebels to move top of the table. Sara Djassi produced the outstanding performance of the game with 26 points for the guests.

Dom Allen also had reason to celebrate as the star forward passed 400 WBBL career Championship points and 400 WBBL career Championship rebounds in the win.

WBBL Championship (All Games)

FLT Peterman Sheffield Hatters 75-61 BA London Lions (14-9, 29-33, 52-47)

(Hatters – Thomas 22, Livulo 13, Pressley 12; Lions – Da Silva 17, Ivanova 16, Johnson 7)

Essex Rebels 59-81 Manchester Mystics (18-25, 35-36, 41-67)

(Rebels – Ward 16, Sarson 14, Shaxon 9; Mystics – Djassi 26, Roscoe 16, Jones 15)