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WBBL 2015-16 Round Up: 27 February

Three games in the WBBL Championship on Saturday saw three home victories as Barking Abbey Crusaders, Leicester Riders and Team Northumbria picked up wins.

Chris Bunten’s Northumbria side defeated Cardiff Met Archers 63-58 behind Fiona O’Dwyer’s double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds to move level on points with league leaders, Nottingham Wildcats.

Meanwhile, Leicester recovered from an early double-digit deficit to see off Manchester Mystics 73-56 as Dee Hayward and Georgia Jones combined for an impressive 49 points.

Finally, Barking Abbey Crusaders led from start to finish as they recorded a comfortable 75-62 success against Brixton Topcats with Abiola Wabara top scoring with 21 points.

Results
Team Northumbria 63 (19,31,47) (O’Dwyer 24, Bully 15, Asoro 13)
Cardiff Met Archers 58 (12,24,33) (Fritz 19, Collins 14, Butters 11)

Barking Abbey Crusaders 75 (25,38,56) (Wabara 21, Lowe 16, Whittington 13)
Brixton Topcats 62 (13,28,46) (Wade-Fray 17, Grant 9, Charles 7)

Leicester Riders 73 (9,28,53) (Hayward 27, G Jones 22, Winterburn/Faieta 7)
Manchester Mystics 56 (21,29,42) (Matejcikova 15, Bueri Beri 13, Welling 12)

Source: WBBL
Image: P.Davies