Manchester Met Mystics 59-76 Sevenoaks Suns (11-28, 35-39, 49-55, 59-76)
(Mystics – Bailey 16, Fong Lyew Quee 16, Jones 13; Suns – Clark 23, Da Silva 16, Carr 14)
Leicester Riders 83-74 London Lions (17-17, 38-35, 56-58, 83-74)
(Riders – Stewart 17, Winterburn 15, Robb 15; Lions – Umeh 21, Leonard 18, Charles 13)
Cardiff Met Archers 91-76 Durham Palatinates (30-18, 47-37, 63-57, 91-76)
(Archers – Hatch 28, Kheing 16, Lewis 15, Palatinates – Paxton 28, Elderkin 19, Hutchinson 13)
The Sevenoaks Suns made it fifteen wins out of fifteen games, thanks to a phenomenal performance from Tayani Clark, as they overcame the Manchester Met Mystics.
Clark put up 23 points on 69% shooting, as well as collecting 15 rebounds and eight assists, and was provided great help from starter Lavinia Da Silva, who had 16 points.
Captain Catherine Carr also had a productive night for the unbeaten Suns, with a 14 point, seven rebounds and six assists performance.
For the Mystics, Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee had a solid night all over the board, with 16 points, four rebounds and five assists.
Rheanne Bailey came off the bench to provide 16 points, but it wasn’t enough for the hosts who failed to lead the game throughout the full 40 minutes.
The Leicester Riders overcame the London Lions for their fifteenth win in sixteen games in a fantastic battle in the East Midlands.
Holly Winterburn continued her impressive season for the Riders with 15 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, and centre Azania Stewart put up a team high 17 points and ten rebounds for a double-double.
It was a successful night for the Riders starters, as all five players made it into double digits, as well as Ella Clark, who made five of her six shots for 12 bench points.
It was a back and fourth game between two of the league’s top three sides, and for the Lions, Stephanie Umeh put up a game high 21 points as well as 12 rebounds.
Four of the London Lions starters also made it into double figures, including Kennedy Leonard who had an 18 point, nine assists performance, as the guard continues to average a double-double throughout the season.
The Cardiff Met Archers secured their fifth win of the season, as they claimed a double digit victory over the Durham Palatinates.
Shannon Hutch secured a huge double-double for the hosts with a 28 points and ten rebound performance, and Kim Kheing came off the bench for 16 points in 22 minutes of action.
The Archers quickly picked up the lead and never looked back, as they were up by twelve at the end of the first quarter, and never gave up the lead afterwards, despite the best efforts of Claire Paxton, who had a 28 point, 12 rebound double-double for the Palatinates.
Captain Kara Elderkin shot impressively for the visitors, making seven of her ten attempts, for 19 points, but it wasn’t enough to complete a comeback against the Archers.