Wildcats Win In Durham

Nottingham Wildcats were winners again this weekend as the team who often wear white and green, although they typically played in their changed yellow on Saturday, made it three on the bounce to go second in the WBBL standings.

It was the Chelsey Shumpert show fpr the Wildcats as the American ran in 26 points and 8 assists as Nottingham left the North East with a 78-53 win over the Durham Palatinates with Jasmine Joyner hitting 25 points including 13 rebounds the most of any on court.

The Wildcats now second in the table, with 8 wins and 5 defeats, didn’t play on Sunday as their proposed match against Sevenoaks Suns was called off due to covid-protocol, so the team will next be in action on Sunday as they face third placed London Lions at the Barking Abbey School, a side who recently beaten the Wildcats back in January. Nottingham will now be looking for revenge on what was a twenty-point loss.

In the NBL Division One, mens side Nottingham Hoods were on court this weekend as they went down 90-85 against Essex Rebels at the Wildcat Arena.

The Hoods have now lost all four matches since the start of the year after losing a valentine’s day encounter at Loughborough Riders by 30 points the week previous, they were also beaten by Leicester Warriors at the start of the month and in January fell at home to Reading Rockets.

Nottingham (2-8) now second bottom are on a losing streak of five matches and face Thames Valley Cavaliers (8-1) next on Saturday, the second placed team in the division behind Team Solent Kestrals.

*Main image @bblfix Chelsey Shumpert was in superb top-scoring form for Nottingham.

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