We look at who was lighting it up in the WBBL during March.
For the first time this season, nobody was able to climb above the landmark of 20 points per game and it was left to Cierra Ceazer (Durham Palatinates) to lead the way with 18.8 points per outing and that was just enough to edge out Eilidh Simpson (Cardiff Met Archers) who netted 18. Cat Carr (Sevenoaks Suns) took the last step on the podium with her typically razor-sharp offence providing 17.3 points per game.
It was a stellar month for all the players in our main chart, with all 10 of them dropping 50% or more from the floor. Forward Lauren Gregory (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters) proudly takes top spot after converting a sweet 68.4%, followed by Alyesha Lovett (Nottingham Wildcats) with 61.5%. Charlotte Stoddart (Manchester Mystics) weighed in with 57.1% as she edged out the 56% of Great Britain guard, Eilidh Simpson (Cardiff Met Archers)
Hats off to Cat Carr (Sevenoaks Suns) who netted 56.3% from behind the three-point line during the period, enough to edge out her own team-mate Judit Fritz (Sevenoaks Suns) with 53.8%.Megan Pritchard (Oaklands Wolves) was the best of the rest and of those on 50% after making 8 of 16.
On the glass
Each player occupying our podium steps amassed double-digits on the boards during March, with Portugal national team forward Vanessa Da Silva (Nottingham Wildcats) getting busy on the glass with 13 per game. Gianna Woods (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters) harvested more rebounds than anyone else in the month with 60 and that converted into 12 per outing. Merissa Quick (Cardiff Met Archers) was the other player to hit double-figures with 10.8 per game.
Passing the rock
Molten WBBL Player of the Month Jen Ashton (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters) is our chart topper with an eye-catching and quite brilliant 9.4 assists per game. Georgia Jones (Manchester Mystics) and Maria Gonzalez (Durham Palatinates) were also impressive with 6.5 and 6.2 assist per game respectively.
Jen Ashton (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters) has also done the business at the defensive end of the floor, topping the steals tally with a terrific 5 per game. There were also nice returns for Ta’Yani Clark (Sevenoaks Suns) who corralled 3.3 steals per outing and Cierra Ceazer (Durham Palatinates) with 3 per game.
Merissa Quick (Cardiff Met Archers) had a stunning month and takes to our throne in style with a brilliant 2.5 blocked shots per game, with club colleagues Samantha Roscoe (Manchester Mystics) and Dom Allen (Manchester Mystics) behind her with 1.6 and 1.5 swats per outing.
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