Big weekend sees Wildcats lose on the road

Cardiff Met Archers, Essex Rebels, Manchester Mystics and Sevenoaks Suns all picked up important points on an eventful Saturday in the Championship.

Cardiff picked up a second league win of the season behind Cristina Bigica’s 22 points and 10 rebounds. The 67-56 victory for the visitors over Oaklands Wolves could be vital, come the end of the season, in the race for the final Play-Offs spot.

Essex Rebels also improved their chances of making the post-season with a comfortable 79-54 performance against the winless BA London Lions. Jessy Ward led the way with 24 points and seven assists.

Elsewhere, Manchester Mystics grabbed a valuable 76-64 win over Nottingham Wildcats as the teams at the top of the standings continue to jostle for position. Sam Roscoe netted a team-high 17 points for the hosts.

Sevenoaks then claimed top spot with an 87-74 victory over Durham Palatinates. Renee Busch hit an efficient 18 points but it was Cat Carr who stole the show with a 13 point, 11 rebound and 13 assist triple-double.

Durham’s Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee reached 300 WBBL Career Championship assists in the contest. The result also saw Suns play-caller Len Busch collect his 50th WBBL home win across all competitions.

Manchester Mystics 76-64 Nottingham Wildcats (17-14, 42-34, 57-48)

(Mystics – Roscoe 17, Bailey 15, Djassi / Jones 13; Wildcats – Joyner 30, Costa 13, Freeman 7)

Report Source: WBBL 

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