Victory in Italy for Briantea84 Cantú (Ian Sagar, Sophie Carrigill) as they won the Italian League! After a strong season, Briantea84 Cantú won the final 55:51 in a close match against Amicacci Giulianova, in which both Sophie Carrigill and Ian Sagar contributed to their team’s victory. Ian Sagar had 7 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
In France, CS Meaux 1 (Helen Freeman) won their first match in the Coupe de France 2022 final stages, winning the quarter-final 72:83 against Hyéres. In the semi-finals, CS Meaux 1 were defeated 71:52 by Red Dragon Metz who went on to win the competition.
In Spain, the pressure is on as the playoffs and finals are fast approaching with the conclusion of the regular season. League leaders BSR Amiab Albacete (Kyle Marsh, Harry Brown, Ben Fox, Gaz Choudhry, Lee Manning) won their home game 76:42 against visitors Servigest Burgos (Lee Fryer). Kyle Marsh was game leader on points with 32 points, and had 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Harry Brown had 3 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds. Ben Fox had 4 points, 1 assist and 3 rebound. Gaz Choudhry was top performer on assists with 9 assists, and had 8 points and 3 rebounds. Lee Manning was game leader on rebounds with 11 rebounds, and had 10 points.
CD Ilunion (Gregg Warburton, Terry Bywater) won 86:52 against visiting side UCAM Murcia BSR. Terry Bywater was game leader on points and assists, with 27points and 9 assists, and had a 3pt average of 83% (5/6) and 12 rebounds. Gregg Warburton had 15 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists.
Bidaideak Bilbao BSR (James MacSorley) had a narrow victory against Amivel Reyes Gutierrez (Abdi Jama, Tyler Baines, Peter Cusack), winning 71:70 in the final moments of the game. James MacSorley (Bilbao) had 4 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists for his winning side. Abdi Jama (Amivel) had 11 points and 2 assists. Peter Cusack (Amivel) had 4 points and 4 rebounds.
Mideba Extremadura (Charlotte Moore, Phil Pratt, Lewis Edwards) won 64:56 against Fundación Aliados. Lewis Edwards was joint game leader on rebounds with 11 rebounds, and had 21 points and 3 assists. Phil Pratt was game leader on assists with 8 assists and had 7 rebounds.
The final will be Amiab Albacete versus Mideba Extremadura on 14th May.
At home in the Women’s Premier League, Loughborough Lightning (Lucy Robinson, Robyn Love, Laurie Williams, Jude Hamer, Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Niamh Horan) won 67:37 over Worcester Wolves (Sarah Hope, Kayla Bell). For Lightning, Robyn Love was game leader on assists with 14, and had 22 points and 11 rebounds. Laurie Williams had 4 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Jude Hamer had 6 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist. Siobhan Fitzpatrick had 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. Lucy Robinson was game leader on points with 23 points, and had 6 rebounds and 1 assist. For Wolves, Sarah Hope was game leader on rebounds with 15 rebounds, and had 8 points and 3 assists. Kayla Bell had 2 points and 3 rebounds.
In the National League Premier Division, Jack Perry had 31 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists in London Titans 1’s 66:84 victory over Sheffield Steelers. Maddie Thompson had 20 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists for Sheffield Steelers.