The Leicester Riders women had a great start to their weekend set of games as they were victorious against the Manchester Mystics this evening.
The team took the lead from the first quarter and kept a healthy gap throughout the game to ensure their win. While the Mystics struggled to shake the ladies with their offence, Riders were able to keep a steady momentum and strong defence which saw the game finish with a final score of 65-57.
Head Coach Jesper Sundberg was pleased with the performance and commented “We are happy with todays performance. It was a step in the right direction, since two weeks ago when we last played Manchester. We are slowly building this new group and need time to get to a highly competitive level. Today was a good step forward and we look to improve again tomorrow Vs Newcastle.”
Leicester were led by Azania Stewart’s 13 points, 9 rebounds and 1 assist alongside Holly Winterburn 11 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Whereas Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee led the Mystics with 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.
Stewart 13, Winterburn 11, Brewer 9,Clark 9, Lappenkuper 7, Robb 7, Smith 6, Januszewska 3.
Fong Lyew Quee 15, Akra 11, Naylor 10, Song 10, Bailey 5, Allen 2, Jones 2, Shaw 2.
Leicester Riders will have to have a quick rest as they face Newcastle Eagles this Sunday at 4 pm.