Loughborough Lightning finish the season 9/9 after an exciting final match against visitors Worcester Wolves.
Loughborough Lightning 60 – 35 Worcester Wolves
After what appeared to initially be a strong start by Lightning, Wolves got momentum going on their game making plenty of shots and working hard in defense to dominate the second quarter gaining a 6-point lead. Wolves headed into the second half to face a rejuvenated Lightning side, with the home team landing shots and decisive technical manoeuvres across the court to regain the lead and extend it to 25-points in the final quarter.
For Lightning, Robyn Love was game leader on points with 15 points followed by Lucy Robinson with 15 and Laurie Williams with 11 points. Love was Lightning’s top performer on rebounds with 13 rebounds, followed by Robinson with 4 rebounds and Williams with 3 rebounds. On assists, Love was game leader with 12, followed by Williams with 8. Three Lightning players had 3 steals each: Love, Williams, and Jude Hamer.
For Worcester, Sarah Hope and Kayla Bell were joint team top performers on points with 10 points each, followed by Jade Loughlin with 5 points. Hope was game leader on rebounds with 16 rebounds, followed by teammate Ellan Fraser with 5 rebounds and J Loughlin with 4 rebounds. J Loughlin was Wolves top performer on assists with 6 assists, followed by teammate Hope with 2 assists. Amber Loughlin, Ellan Fraser and Kayli English each had 1 assist.
All four WPL teams head into the National Championship Finals 2022, taking place at UEL SportsDock 14th/15th May.
The semi-finals take place Saturday 14th, beginning 9:00 and will be livestreamed on the BWB YouTube. The final will take place Sunday 15th at 15:15 and will be broadcast live on the BBC Sport digital channels. Full schedule: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/2022/05/tickets-and-schedule-for-national-championship-finals-2021-22/