5 May, 2022

WPL Round-up: 30th April

East London Phoenix end their regular season on a high, and Worcester Wolves headed to Loughborough for the first of two away fixtures against Lightning.

East London Phoenix 75 – 46 Cardiff Met Archers

Home team Phoenix got the game underway with a strong team performance from the start, spurred on by the addition of Fi Tillman in her first appearance for the side this season. Phoenix notably had two three-pointers during the game from Beth Wheeler. This was the final regular season game for both teams, who now turn their attention to the playoffs at the National Championship Finals 14/15th May. Phoenix and Archers are guaranteed to play each other in the semi-final.

For Phoenix, Beth Wheeler was game leader on points with 28 points, followed by Amy Conroy with 22 points and Alice McHaffie with 11 points. On rebounds, Amy Conroy was game leader with 9 rebounds, followed by Beth Wheeler and Alice McHaffie with 8 each. Amy Conroy was top performer for Phoenix on assists with 5 assists, closely followed by teammate Freya Levy with 4 assists.

For Archers, Leah Evans was top performer the Cardiff side on points with 14 points, followed closely by Anastasia Blease with 12 points and Jade Atkin with 10 points. Blease and J. Atkin were tied on top performer for Archers on rebounds with 7 rebounds each, followed by Maddie Martin with 4 rebounds. Martin was game leader on assists with 6 assists, followed by Blease with 3 assist and Evans with 2 assists.

Loughborough Lightning 67 – 37 Worcester Wolves

Wolves were defeated in the first of two back-to-back away games against Lightning. After their final regular season game on the 7th May, both teams will be heading to the National Championship Finals for their match-up in the playoffs as they are guaranteed to play against each other in the semi-final.

For Lightning, Lucy Robinson was game leader on points with 23 points, closely followed by teammate Robyn Love with 22 points. On rebounds, Love was Lightning’s top performer with 11 rebounds, followed by teammate Robinson with 6 rebounds and Laurie Williams with 5 rebounds. Love was game leader on assists with 14 assists, followed by Williams with 9 assists.

For Wolves, Jade Loughlin was team top performer on points with 10 points, followed by Sarah Hope with 8 points, and Amber Loughlin and Ellan Fraser with 6 points each. Hope was game leader on rebounds with 15 rebounds, with Jessica Dowdeswell second top performer for Wolves with 4 rebounds. J. Loughlin was Wolves top performer on assists with 5 assists, followed by Hope with 3 assists.

The Women’s Premier League final will be broadcast live on BBC Sport as part of the National Championship Finals coverage. The final will take place 15th May at 15:15.

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