Riders derby delight and Mystics shift up the gears

Leicester Riders wrapped up an impressive 89-64 win in the East Midlands derby as they had the pleasure of handing local rivals Nottingham Wildcats a first loss of the season.

Riders were fuelled by the devastating trio of Kate Oliver, Brea Elmore and Sara Hinriksdottir, who all returned more than 20 points plus in the contest.

In the other Sunday game, a scorching last quarter from Manchester Mystics denied hosts Caledonia Pride victory. The visitors looked to be heading for defeat, but outscored Pride 20-3 in the last period as they shifted up the gears to seal a 67-59 triumph.

It was founded on 23 points and 7 assists from Georgia Jones, while Greek ace Stella Fouraki was again superb for the Scots and had 14 points and 16 rebounds in defeat.

Caledonia Pride 59-67 Manchester Mystics (20-11, 38-33, 56-47)
(Pride – Fouraki 14, Bailey 12. Doherty 9 ; Mystics – Jones 23, Bailey 14, Allen 14)

Leicester Riders 84-69 Nottingham Wildcats (24-21, 38-35, 63-49)
(Riders – Oliver 25, Elmore 23, Hinriksdottir 22; Wildcats – Zedlakova 17, Russell 13, Joyner 12)