Perfect Weekend For Wildcats

Back-to-back WBBL wins and two thumping ones at that, ensured it was a perfect weekends work for the Wildcats as they comfortably disposed of their opposition to move back into the top four of the division.

Nottingham now 4 and 3 from their seven games played thanks to two wins by over thirty points on Saturday and Sunday offering some much needed confidence and points following a start to the season that has been far from ideal.

On Saturday, the Wildcats went to Manchester and met the Mystics, dominant from the off, the away side took a first quarter 17-32 lead and never looked back.

By half time, Nottingham lead by 25 points and the team in green increased the margin in the second half to eventually win by 34 points with a 61-95 final score largely spurred by Jasmine Joyner (30) and Chelsey Shumpert (27) who combined for 57 of the Wildcats points on the day. Tia Freeman also impressing with 17 as Moa Lundqvist netted 16 in a dominant display.

If Saturday wasn’t impressive enough, Nottingham were in no mood to let their standards slip and on Sunday they were even better against Caledonia Pride with a 46 winning point margin sending the Scots packing back up the A1 to a third defeat of the campaign.

Joyner again netting the majority of the Wildcats points, 25 in total although Maud Ranger of Pride top scored on the day with 28, Lundqvist netting 19 with 9 rebounds and Shumpert scoring 24 points with 5 assists the pick of the best of the rest as Nottingham made it successive wins for the first time this season, moving to fourth place in the table having played more than most around them, but points on the board are at least assured.

Next up for the Wildcats a double header weekender again as Nottingham travel to Durham on Saturday to face the Palatinates before a home match on Sunday against Sevenoaks Suns.

*Main image @NottmWildcats on court action as Nottingham beat Caledonia Pride on Sunday.

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