Sunday success for Mystics, Suns, Eagles and Riders

Manchester Mystics, Sevenoaks Suns, Newcastle Eagles and Leicester Riders celebrated a super Sunday with wins in the Championship.

Sara Djassi’s 23 points and eight rebounds ensured Manchester returned to winning ways with a 76-68 showing on the road against Durham Palatinates.

Sevenoaks made it a double winning weekend, easing past Caledonia Pride 78-44, thanks to a balanced attack and a team-high 15 points from Judit Fritz.

Newcastle too made it a pair of wins, following up their victory yesterday with an 82-75 triumph over Peterman FLT Sheffield Hatters. Mante Kvederaviciute showed her class for the hosts with 27 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.

Finally, Leicester kept pace with those around them at the top end of the standings with a 64-56 win against Cardiff Met Archers. Ella Clark’s efficient 13 points and 11 rebounds proved pivotal.

WBBL Championship (All Games)

Durham Palatinates 68-76 Manchester Mystics (16-16, 39-35, 53-56)

(Palatinates – Fong Lyew Quee / Ceazer 21, Elderkin 10; Mystics – Djassi 23, Roscoe 15, Jones 12)

Sevenoaks Suns 78-44 Caledonia Pride (21-9, 43-17, 57-29)

(Suns – Fritz 15, Carr 13, Monakana / Koppl 10; Pride – Robb 21, Storie 8, Fouraki 6)

Newcastle Eagles 82-75 Peterman FLT Sheffield Hatters (9-16, 38-33, 61-53)

(Eagles – Kvederaviciute 27, Simioni 18, Ohrdorf 14; Hatters – Pressley 22, Rosario 17, Thomas / Thigpen 14)

Leicester Riders 64-56 Cardiff Met Archers (20-11, 32-27, 52-39)

(Riders – Clark 13, Hinriksdottir 12, Ashton / Elmore 7; Archers – Bigica 14, Collins 9, Lewis 7)