London Lions v Hatters – WBBL

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BA London Lions 45-72 Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters (11-24, 25-39, 38-55)

A powerful opening by Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters set the tone for a comfortable win in the capital as the Yorkshire side maintained their tilt at the title.

At the opposite end of the standings, Lions are still looking for what would be a cherished first win of a challenging campaign.

Leading scorers – Ellmore 11, Christie 11, Gaskin 7 (Hatters), Woods 23, Velkey 13, Naylor 12 (Hatters)

Turning point – The quick-fire opening salvo by Hatters drained the confidence away from Lions who struggled to recover after falling behind by double-digits within minutes of the tip.

Key stat – Lions converted a poor 2 of 19 from long-range.

Game hero(es) – Gianna Woods continued her rich vein of form with 23 points and did the business on the glass too.


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