Newcastle and Sheffield complete Cup Semi-Finals line-up and Essex earn first Championship points

Newcastle Eagles and FLT Peterman Sheffield Hatters joined Durham Palatinates and Sevenoaks Suns in the Cup Semi-Finals, while Essex Rebels recorded a first Championship win of the season.

Essex collected their first Championship points of the season in style, taking down BA London Lions 91-57 on the road. Jessy Ward’s game-high 28 points proved the catalyst for the visitor’s victory.

Elsewhere, Georgia Ohrdorf’s 25 points powered Newcastle into the next round of the Cup. The reigning Molten WBBL Player of the Month led the home team to a 63-52 win against Manchester Mystics.

Sheffield produced a dominant display to down high-flying Nottingham Wildcats 76-54 to take the final place in the Cup Semi-Final. Asha Thomas poured in a game-high 27 points for the home team.

WBBL Championship

BA London Lions 57-91 Essex Rebels (13-10, 27-35, 43-67)

(Lions – Ivanova 27, Da Silva / Annim 8; Essex – Ward 28, Small 16, Kohlhaas 15)

WBBL Cup Quarter-Finals

Newcastle Eagles 63-52 Manchester Mystics (11-15, 31-33, 41-40)

(Eagles – Ohrdorf 25, Fuchs-Robetin 11, Kvederaviciute 9; Mystics – Bailey 19, Jones 17, Allen 9)

FLT Peterman Sheffield Hatters 76-54 Nottingham Wildcats (25-17, 34-28, 57-44)

(Hatters – Thomas 27, Rosario 15, Naylor / Livulo 9; Wildcats – Shumpert 14, Costa 12, Joyner 11)