Caledonia v Hatters – WBBL

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Caledonia Pride  67–77  Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters (15-19, 32-36, 49-61)

A week after defeating the same opposition in the Cup, Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters returned to Edinburgh to earn a 67-77 victory over Caledonia Pride at Oriam Scotland.

The visitors improve their league record to 7-1 and extend their winning streak in the competition to four games, while the hosts slip to a fourth defeat in a row.

Leading scorers – Tia Weledji 20, Shawnisay Millar 17, Sian Phillips 10 (Pride); Alison Gorrell 19, Levke Brodersen/Luiana Livulo 16 (Hatters)

Turning point – The Hatters tore the game open on the back of 14-3 run to begin the second quarter. The hosts were forced to play catch up from then on and could never fully close the gap.

Key stat – The visitors dominated the rebounding battle, pulling down 48 boards compared to just 27 by Caledonia. As a result, Sheffield poured in 19 second chance points – 15 more than the hosts.

Game hero(es) – Alison Gorrell netted a team-high 19 points and added seven assists, while Luiana Livulo contributed 16 points and 13 rebounds. Levke Brodersen also impressed with 16 points, having played every minute the game.


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