Jesper Sundberg Women's British Basketball League game between Oaklands Wolves and the Leicester Riders at the Oaklands College, England, 20th October

Sundberg secures Molten WBBL Coach of the Month award

Leicester Riders enjoyed a scorching December and play-caller Jesper Sundberg has been rewarded for his team going unbeaten by being named Molten WBBL Coach of the Month.

At the helm for his maiden WBBL season, the Swedish coach picks up the gong for the first time and 2019 certainly looks hugely promising.

Leicester are leading contenders for the WBBL Championship title, currently sitting at the top of the table with a 9-1 record.

They started December by posting a crushing 87-65 derby defeat of East Midlands rivals, Nottingham Wildcats.

Heading to a tricky road test in Manchester, they came away with a convincing 72-93 victory and followed it up with a hard-fought 91-84 win against Durham Palatinates.

Sundberg and his players then showed their power in a big way by smashing Newcastle Eagles 97-57, prior to signing off 2018 with a flourish.

They made it 10 wins in a row in all competitions with a thrilling 71-74 buzzer-beating success at Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters.