The opening weekend of the 2017-18 campaign is in the books and there is a mix of both familiar and new faces in our first line-up of the season.
Georgia Jones (Manchester Mystics)
Just one rebound away from a blistering triple-double, the Great Britain guard showed us her quality once again as she guided Mystics to a thrilling win at Sport Central. She took down Team Northumbria with a superb 19 points, 10 assists and 9 boards.
Cat Carr (Sevenoaks Suns)
The 2017-18 Play-Offs MVP has not missed a beat since signing off last season in style at The O2. Again, it was Nottingham Wildcats who were in her sights as she opened up with a trademark contribution of 20 points and 11 rebounds – as well as handing out 3 assists and snapping up 3 steals.
Krizstina Velkey (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters)
The WBBL debutante had a first league game to remember in a Hatters vest, since she was also a performer that was not far away from securing a triple-double. Velkey was in red-hot form against Durham Palatinates with a dazzling 22 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists to her name.
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Gianna Woods (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters)
Another WBBL rookie to shine brightly for Hatters, Woods also showed that she could be a force this season after an eye-catching opening salvo against Durham. She took her new team to a commanding home floor victory with a powerful 16-point and 12-rebound double-double haul.
Merissa Quick (Cardiff Met Archers)
It was a first win of the season at the first attempt for Archers, as they took victory on the road at Oaklands Wolves. One of the main reasons for their success was the display of debutante Quick, who made a major difference as she netted a game-high 25 points, as well as 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Off the bench – Deanne Hayward (Leicester Riders), Stef Collins (Cardiff Met Archers), Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee (Durham Palatinates), Ashley Harris (Nottingham Wildcats), Kara Bonenberger (Team Northumbria), Chantelle Handy (Team Northumbria), Dom Allen (Manchester Mystics).