Riders Keep Pushing in the WBBL

Category: News
Author: RidersMedia
Date: 1st April, 2019

Leicester Riders women kept the pressure on Sevenoaks at the top of the WBBL Championship with a convincing 79-65 home win over Manchester Mystics.

Riders raced into a 25-12 first quarter lead, helped by two three pointers by Australian centre Kate Oliver, and some driving play by Dee Hayward.

Manchester cut the lead to 8 early in the second period but fine shooting by Spaniard Rebecca Navarro from long range saw the Riders lead balloon to 21 points, after a 16-3 run.

At half-time Riders led 48-26.

Manchester started the second half strongly on the back of fine play by former Rider Rheanne Bailey to cut the lead to 12 in the third period.

But Riders recovered their poise to lead 67-50 heading into the final period.

A total of 25 assists was evidence of the teamwork by Riders and they also scored 24 points from turnovers to show their ruthless streak.

Navarro was one rebound away from a super double-double after scoring 24 points from a brilliant 62% shooting from the floor.

Kate Oliver added 16 points and Brea Elmore 11.

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