Betty Codona Classic 2016: Day 2 Recap

The inaugural winners of the Betty Codona Classic have added another to their collection after Nottingham Wildcats outlasted Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters 89-81 to secure the third edition of the silverware. In a repeat of the 2015 Final, Wildcats always seemed to be one small step in front of the holders as Melissa Diawakana dropped a superb 26 points and was well supported by Andrea Vackova and Amber Stokes.

Betty Codona Classic, Cup Final
Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters 81 (20, 39, 56) (Page 28, Campbell 16, Gayle 13)
Nottingham Wildcats 89 (18, 41, 63) (Diawakana 26, Vackova 15, Stokes 14)

Sevenoaks Suns are celebrating a pulsating 74-65 victory in the Betty Codona Classic Plate Final after they came from behind to pip their derby rivals, Brixton Topcats. In a game dripping with British talent and permeated by a couple of class players from USA and Spain in Cat Carr and Beatriz Royo-Torres, it was pulsating viewing for those present.

Betty Codona Classic, Plate Final
Brixton Topcats 65 (27, 42,60) (Wade-Fray 20, Da Silva 16, Nelson 13)
Sevenoaks Suns 74 (18,36,55) (Carr 23, Royo-Torres 20, Nikitinaite 16)

The additional depth of Team Northumbria proved to be decisive in the Third-Place Cup Game at the Betty Codona Classic in Sheffield as Chris Bunten’s side eventually eased past Barking Abbey Crusaders 80-54.

Betty Codona Classic, Cup Third-Place Game
Team Northumbria 80 (19, 42,66) (Bully 15, Clark 13, Asoro 12)
Barking Abbey Crusaders 54 (17,40,50) (Brantlova 10, Johnson 8, Esbrand 7, Gaynor 7, Ijelu 7)

Leicester Riders big-hitters returned for Sunday’s Plate Third-Place Game at the Betty Codona Classic and it proved significant as Matt Harber and his team collected a 69-53 triumph against Cardiff Met Archers.

Betty Codona Classic, Plate Third-Place Game
Cardiff Met Archers 53 (12, 25, 38) (Collins 18, Butters 16, Lemoigne 10)
Leicester Riders 69 (21,36,55) (Jones 23, Campbell 14, Hayward 12)

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