Vanessa Ellis wins her third Molten WBBL Coach of the Month

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Vanessa Ellis has been awarded her third Molten WBBL Coach of the Month accolade of the season.

Having previously won the gongs for November and December, the play-caller took the award for February after she guided her Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters side through the period unbeaten.

Hatters moved to the top of the WBBL standings after amassing five wins from their five games, with only one opponent even managing to get within single digits of the current league leaders.

After opening the month with a mammoth 132-41 success at Leeds Beckett University, Ellis and her players encountered their only close-call during February.

The Yorkshire club had to work hard to scrape a 70-66 win on the road at Leicester Riders, but then moved on from their tightest encounter to rack up a spectacular 86-54 victory at home to Cardiff Met Archers.

With Estela Royo Torres joining usual suspects Helen Naylor and Great Britain star Steph Gandy in leading the way with some sublime contributions, Hatters continued to gather momentum – having also went through January without losing a game.

Ellis and her team finished February with a couple more commanding triumphs, as they firstly downed Barking Abbey Crusaders 79-60 and then wrapped up another flawless month with an 87-63 success at home to Brixton Topcats.

Courtesy of WBBL


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