Leicester Riders have been knocked out of the WBBL Trophy by BA London Lions, 59-73.
From the jump, London put pressure on the Riders by going on a quick 8-0 run. Hannah Robb made a layup to quiet the Lions but quickly picked up a foul to put London’s shooting guard, Cassie Breen, on the line.
In the second quarter, a three-pointer from Brewer shifted the momentum to the Riders, closing the gap to a one-point game. However, the Riders were unable to gain an advantage. This led to London creating a comfortable 22 point lead entering the fourth quarter.
Riders had a difficult time stopping Leonard (15r, 11a), Breen (18p, 5r) and Beckford-Norton’s near double-double (15p, 8r).
Holly Winterburn led the way for the Riders with a near triple-double of 13 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals. The next leading scorer for the the Riders was Amber Brewer with 11 points.
Winterburn 13, Brewer 11, Clark 8, Lappenkuper 7, Stewart 7, Robb 6, Smith 6.
Breen 18, Umeh 16, Beckford-Norton 15, Charles 7, Robinson 6, Leonard 5, Kockler 4, Lavender 2.
Unfortunately, the Riders’ Trophy final streak has come to an end, but we wish London the best of luck.