Westfiled Health Sheffield Hatters play in the Semi-Finals of the Betty Codona Classic

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Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters cruised to an 88-49 win over Manchester Mystics to book their place in the semi-finals.

Mystics kept it close for the opening period, trailing by just three, but Hatters turned it into a whitewash from there on out.

Helen Naylor had 21 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists to lead Sheffield, who were boosted by the return of GB’s Lauren Thomas-Johnson, who finished with 10 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

Kisah Lee had 20 points and 13 rebounds off the bench in just 21 minutes, with Captain Steph Gandy adding a 13 point, 13 rebound double double.

Moss led Mystics with 19 points.

Georgia Gayle who is playing for Hatters in the tournament and is Betty’s Granddaughter proudly explained that Betty ‘has been in the sport for 50+ years, received an OBE, was the chair of FIBA, coached the international teams and lead our Sheffield team to the top.’ Georgia went on to congratulate her nan who she described as ‘our very own Queen B, who’s finally got the recognition she deserves’.

Hatters will play Nottingham Wildcats at 5pm today in the semi-finals of the Betty Codona Classic.

 

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