Charnwood College Riders defeat Derby Trailblazers Academy in their WEABL Summer Showcase opener, 64-52.
After one lead change in the first quarter, the Riders remained in control throughout the contest. A three from both Molly James and Kate Davies helped the hosts go on a 8-point scoring run in the first. However, Derby scraped their way back to make it a 3-point game to start the second quarter. Despite all efforts from the Trailblazers, Charnwood went on a tear in the second half extending their lead to 18 points. Just like the EABL team, Charnwood’s depth was a key contributor to the team’s success as they had 27 bench points compared to Derby’s 13.
Kacey Cox led the Riders with an 11 point and 11 rebound double-double, whist Lovatt had 16 points for the Trailblazers.
Riders: K. Cox 11, James 11, Lecuyer 8, Bird 7, Shaw 6, Lambert 5, Davies 5, Januszewska 4, B. Cox 3, Read 2, Shadrick 2.
Trailblazers: Lovatt 16, Obanor 8, Hamilton 6, Barker 5, Sklepic 5, Hutton 4, Adair 4.
Charnwood College are next in action against the Manchester Mystics Academy at 4pm on April Wednesday 12th April.