Another round of thrilling WPL matches took place this weekend as Worcester Wolves welcomed East London Phoenix, and Loughborough Lightning traveled to Cardiff Met Archers.
Loughborough Lightning chalked up their fourth win of the season, a perfect start for the Midlands based team going 4/4, as they won on the road against Cardiff Met Archers 53:59. Archers dominated the first half, maintaining their lead until the end of Q2 where the experienced Lightning side upped the intensity in their defensive strategy.
Jade Atkin (Archers) was top performer for Archers on points, with Katie Morrow (Archers) narrowly following with 16 points and Leah Evans (Archers) with 10 points. Jade Atkin was Archers’ leader on rebounds with 13 rebounds. Maddie Martin (Archers) was team leader on assists and steals with 6 assists and 4 steals.
Robyn Love (Lightning) was game leader on points with 20 points, followed by Laurie Williams (Lightning) with 12 points and Niamh Horan (Lightning) with 9 points. Love was game leader on rebounds with 14 rebounds, followed by Williams with 9 rebounds and Lucy Robinson (Lightning), Elly Gilvarry (Lightning) and Clare Griffiths (Lightning) joint third with 5 rebounds each. Williams was game leader on assists and blocks with 12 assists and 1 block.
Worcester Wolves were defeated at home 42:50 by East London Phoenix. The home team were down a 20-point deficit by the end of Q2 and with determination and skill were able to bring that deficit down to 8-points by the end of the match.
Sarah Hope (Wolves) was joint team top performer with Jade Loughlin (Wolves) on points with 12 points each, followed by Kayla Bell (Wolves) with 10 points. Hope was team top performer on rebounds with 10 rebounds, followed by Jade Loughlin with 7 rebounds and Bell with 3 rebounds. Jade Loughlin had 10 assists and 5 steals for Wolves.
Amy Conroy (Phoenix) was joint game leader with Bethany Wheeler (Phoenix) on points with 16 points each, followed closely behind by Alice Mchaffie (Phoenix) with 10 points. Conroy was top performer on rebounds with 15 rebounds, followed by Wheeler with 8 rebounds and Freya Levy (Phoenix) with 7 rebounds. Conroy was also top performer for Phoenix on assists with 8 assists, followed by Wheeler and Levy who both had 4 assists each. Curran Brown had 3 steals, and Levy had 2 steals.
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