Match Report:
Riders 59 Nottingham Wildcats 67

Category: Match Report
Author: Leicester Riders
Date: 1st November, 2014
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1/4 2/4 3/4 Total
Riders 21 35 48 59
23 38 50 67
Stat Comparison Riders
Points 59 67
FG Made/Attempted 18-48 23-73
3P Made/Attempted 9-29 4-15
3P% 27% 31%
FT Made/Attempted 12-19 19-25
FT% 63% 76%
Rebounds 45 37
Turnovers 26 11
Individual Leaders
Scoring Totals
Riders - M.Bratka 22
- T.Alton 25
Rebounds
Riders - M.Bratka 13
- C.Pressley 9
Assists
Riders - M.Bratka 3
- F.Donders 5
Steals
Riders - R.Lewis 1
- F.Donders 7
Blocks
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Leicester Riders Women fell to Nottingham Wildcats in the WBBL today following a highly competitive game.
Leicester Riders opened the game confidently after great work in defence and a fast break by Georgia Jones. Riders saw their advantage disappear just as quickly as it was built, with Wildcats punishing the guests for their mistakes in defence.
The first ten minutes were very intense with great plays by both teams and finished with only 1-point lead (23-22) for the home team. The second period started poorly for Riders after they were unable to find their shot, however, they’ve managed to keep the difference only 3 points in the half time (38-35).
 
The second half of the game continued to be very intense. Riders started with a 7-0 run and did not allow the Wildcats to score for 6 minutes. In the final 4 minutes of the third period, however, Wildcats took the game in their hands and quickly return the points finishing with 50-48 lead.
The final quarter showed a great communication under the basket and a good teamwork in defence for Leicester Riders. Unfortunately, that was not enough for Riders women and the Wildcats took a 67-59 win. 
 
Maaja Bratka was the top scorer for Riders with 22 points and 13 rebounds and Georgia Jones added 11 points.
 
Head Coach Matthew Harber commented after the game:
“I thought tonight was a really good game of basketball and credit to Nottingham who came good down the stretch. That’s their third game they’ve closed out late in the game so credit to their resilience and toughness.
 
Bottom line is that we’re not going to win big games shooting less that 50 shots, turning the ball over so much and giving up too many offensive rebounds. We lost the possession battle and that is why we lost the game.“

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