Riders Women split weekend in WBBL

Category: News
Author: RidersMedia
Date: 19th December, 2019

Leicester Riders women split a pair of close games at the weekend, losing on the road at Manchester Mystics, before bouncing back with a home victory over Sheffield Hatters.

Manchester centre Roscoe and GB International, and former Rider, Georgia Jones combined for 40 points in a 73-68 victory for the northern side.

Riders started the game against the Mystics very cold, taking three minutes to hit their first shot, and Manchester dominated the first quarter 19-8.

Chloe Compton hit a three for the Riders to start the second period, but their defence was struggling to contain Jones, and at half-time the Mystics were good value for their 43-27 half time lead.

Manchester stayed in control in the third quarter to enter the final ten minutes with a 18 point lead, 59-41.

A three from Jen Ashton sparked a Riders rival in the fourth quarter, which they dominated 27-14, but it was too little, too late.

Sarah Hinriksdottir led the way for Riders with 18 points, and Brea Elmore added 15.

Riders started confidently at home to the Hatters with an early 5 points from American Brea Elmore helping Riders to an 11-7 lead.

Elmore hit two three pointers in the opening quarter to give Riders a 24-18 lead after 10 minutes.

The Hatters came roaring back and closed the gap 38-35 at halftime as Riders struggled to contain Sheffield’s centre Luiana Livulo.

It was nip and tuck in the third period and with ten minutes left Riders had the narrowest of leads 54-52.

Sheffield tied the scores on 65 with just under three minutes left, but Elmore then hit 5 points in a row to take the game away from Sheffield, Riders winning 74-68.

Elmore dominated the game with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists, while Hinriksdottir added 19 points for Riders.

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