WBBL All-Star Five – Week 4

The competition to make our starting five last weekend proved to be the most intense so far.

Holly Winterburn (Leicester Riders)
The Great Britain youth star is maturing into a premier WBBL performer and caught the eye at Sports Central with a pivotal role in the road win against Team Northumbria. Winterburn came off the bench and finished the contest with a terrific 16 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.

Aliz Varga (Oaklands Wolves)
It was a momentous weekend for Oaklands as they recorded a historic first WBBL Championship success as they returned from Edinburgh with a landmark victory. Another teenager, Varga was unstoppable as she torched Caledonia Pride with 20 points, as well as registering 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists.

Helen Naylor (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters)
No stranger to our line-up from the previous three WBBL seasons, Naylor is back for the first time this time around, after lighting it up for the unbeaten Hatters during their road win at Durham. The Great Britain international cut down Palatinates with 24 points from a fine 60% shooting effort, also adding 5 steals, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.

Chantelle Handy (Team Northumbria)
The Great Britain forward gets her first ever All-Star Five berth after helping Team Northumbria to bounce back from Saturday’s loss to Leicester with a big Sunday victory against Oaklands. Handy was too much for the Wolves’ defence and racked up a red-hot 33 points after shooting a scorching 70% from the floor.

Jamila Thompson (Leicester Riders)
It’s back-to-back appearances for the Riders’ frontcourt powerhouse and déjà vu as Thompson recorded a similar line to Week 3. She accumulated a smart double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds against Team Northumbria, while once again impressing with her passing skills after handing out 5 assists.

Off the bench – Gianna Woods (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters), Ashley Harris (Nottingham Wildcats), Dee Hayward (Leicester Riders), Merissa Quick (Cardiff Met Archers), Georgia Jones (Manchester Mystics), Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee (Durham Palatinates).