Durham Palatinates 57-75 Manchester Met Mystics (16-15, 27-43, 44-54, 57-75)
(Palatinates – Elderkin 20, Morkunaite 10, Paxton 9; Mystics – Horton 15, Naylor 11, Jones 11)
Cardiff Met Archers 59-78 Newcastle Eagles (10-21, 29-39, 45-66, 59-78)
(Archers – Jorgensen 14, Bigica 14, Ball 9; Eagles – Gorrell 19, McVicar 14, Lowe 10)
Manchester Met Mystics secured their third win of the WBBL Championship with an eighteen point victory over the Durham Palatinates.
Durham had a slender lead at the end of the first quarter, but were unable to hold onto the lead, as Manchester fought back to lead throughout the whole of the second half.
Ebony Horton was the top scorer for the Mystics, as she scored 15 points off the bench in just 21 minutes of action.
Also for the Mystics, Nicolette Fong Lyew Quee added eleven points and nine rebounds, and Hannah Shaw secured a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds.
Captain Georgia Jones provided all over the court for the Mystics, with eleven points, five rebounds, five assists and an incredible five steals.
It was a tough afternoon for the Palatinates, who fell to their fourth defeat in four, but the positive for coach Lee Davie was the performance of captain Kara Elderkin, who had 20 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
At the Archers Arena the Newcastle Eagles overcame the Cardiff Met Archers by 19 points, for their second win of the season.
Alison Gorrell led the game for the Eagles, scoring 19 points and contributing nine rebounds and seven assists.
Maddy McVicar provided a double-double for the visitors, with 14 points and eleven rebounds to help the Eagles produce a much needed victory.
It was a very convincing performance from Newcastle, growing the lead to 26 points late on in the game, and Cardiff were unable to gain one lead during the 40 minutes of basketball.
For the Archers, Sara Jorgensen and Christina Bigica led the team in scoring, both providing 14 points, but defeat sees Cardiff drop down to seventh in the Championship standings.