A hugely impressive performance by Nottingham Wildcats this afternoon severely dented visiting opponents Sevenoaks Suns title ambitions but more importantly in this neck of the woods put back on track the home sides own playoff aspirations following a run of just one victory in five.
Nottingham in ninth in the WBBL table close to two points on fifth with victory whilst Sevenoaks stay level with unbeaten leaders London Lions but having played two games more.
After back-to-back defeats at the weekend it felt like the Wildcats meant business against strong and fancied opposition, taking the game to the Suns in the first period that ended with a fifteen point margin in favour of the home side.
A ten-point second quarter gave Kenrick Liburd’s girls a 25-point lead at half time and whilst the Wildcats slipped that back to twenty in Q3, the final period of the match saw another 12 minutes go in Nottingham’s favour with the team eventually winning 102-79 and by a convincing 23 point margin.
Top performers included States star Jahnae Gyles who netted 28 points whilst US compatriot Brooklyn Pannell grabbed 25 for herself with 4 assists. German forward Praise Egharevba scoring 17 of the Wildcats total with 20 rebounds on top as the side dominated the opposition from the get go.
Next up for Nottingham is a home match against Durham Palatinates on Saturday whilst they travel to Newcastle Eagles the following day. Two matches that could impact the season hugely for the Wildcats and how they finish, Durham level on points but a place above the Wildcats in the table whilst the Eagles are a place below four short in tenth.
*Main image @WBBLofficial Jahnae Gyles was in top form for Nottingham.