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Manchester Mystics 71-80 Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters (21-18, 32-39, 48-62)

Westfield Health Sheffield made it two wins from two to start the season as they inflicted a first loss on Manchester Mystics.

The visitors pulled away in the middle periods as they maintained their unbeaten start and take sole possession of top spot.

Leading Scorers – Jones 23, Thomas-Johnson 18, Bailey 11 (Mystics) – Woods 21, Gandy 17, Naylor 15 (Hatters)

Turning Point – Mystics led by seven at 25-18 early in the second, but a 14-point swing put Hatters in control as they strengthened their advantage in the third before securing victory.

Key Stat – Sheffield score over half of their points in the paint and won the rebounding battle 50-38 with 19 on the offensive glass.

Game Hero – Gianna Woods followed up her All-Star Five worthy display from Week 1 with 21 points, 12 rebounds and three assists in another fine display with Helen Naylor scoring all of her 15 points in the first half.

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