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Hatters v Leicester Riders – WBBL

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Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters 86 (21,39,61) (Gandy 24, Gayle 13, Winborne 12)
Leicester Riders 71 (20,33,56) (Winterburn 18, Hayward 10, Smith 9)

Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters ended the unbeaten start of Leicester Riders with an 86-71 victory.

Steph Gandy led the way with 24 points, while Brittany Winborne continued her dominance on the boards with 16 rebounds to go with 14 points.

Sheffield used a 7-0 run to gain an advantage in the opening period and had a slender lead at the end of the first. The visitors responded well in the second and moved ahead at 29-30 before an 8-1 burst from the Hatters helped earn a six-point cushion at the break.

Leicester started the second half with a 13-3 run to build their largest lead of the game at 41-46, but the Hatters hit back with 11 straight points to re-gain control ahead of the final quarter.

Riders closed to within one early but were kept at bay by Sheffield and the home side surged to victory with a decisive 11-3 run.

Holly Winterburn top scored for the Riders with 18 points as they now drop to 4-1.

Match Report Courtesy of WBBL

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