WBBL 16-17 All-Star 5: Week 5

There are two debutantes in our line-up and a player who takes her fourth spot of the season in just the fifth week.

Alison Gorrell (Team Northumbria)
The Team Northumbria guard finds herself in our starting five for a second time during her rookie campaign and it comes off the back of an all-action display for the north-east club against struggling Cardiff Met Archers. Gorrell got it done at both ends of the court after netting 16 points, hauling down eight boards, grabbing five steals, handing out three assists and not spilling the ball once.

Amy Browne (Manchester Mystics)
Our first debutante lands in style, since the Mystics’ guard produced the best performance efficiency valuation of the weekend with a nice display for her team against Caledonia Pride. Browne came up with an excellent shooting performance as she dropped 24 points on the WBBL newcomers, also pulling down five rebounds, dishing up four assists, snapping up two steals and also securing a zero in the turnover column.

Kristina Benic (Nottingham Wildcats)
Our second debutante finds herself a place in our line-up for the first time in her brief WBBL career, having previously made the bench. The Croatian international winger helped Wildcats to dismantle Archers with 13 points from a smart five of seven shooting effort, which was complemented by six rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal.

Steph Gandy (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters)
The former Great Britain player and our first ever WBBL MVP is back in the starting five for a second time this season after an excellent showing for Hatters during an eye-catching success against the previously unbeaten Leicester Riders. It was a very nice all-round performance from Gandy as she recorded 24 points from a majestic 75% from the field, as well as adding six rebounds and three assists.

Ashley Harris (Nottingham Wildcats)
She’s becoming a regular fixture once again in our starting five as she did last season during her first ever WBBL campaign with Wildcats. It’s a fourth appearance in the first five weeks of the 2016-17 season after the centre caused havoc against Archers with a double-double of 18 points and 10 boards, as well as registering four blocked shots and three steals.

Off the bench – Jamila Thompson (Leicester Riders), Brittany Winbourne (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters), Melisa Mendes (Nottingham Wildcats), Tricia Oakes (Caledonia Pride), Lauren Hebert (Nottingham Wildcats), Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee (Team Northumbria), Hannah Shaw (Nottingham Wildcats)

Source: WBBL
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