WBBL 2015-16 Round Up: 05 March

Catt Carr netted a remarkable 38 points to lead Sevenoaks Suns to an important 81-73 victory against Barking Abbey Crusaders.

The win takes the Suns back into fourth, level on points with both the Crusaders and defending champions, Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters.

Carr took over for the home side with 24 of her 38 points coming in the second half, whilst shooting 6-of-7 from 3-point range.

Beatriz Royo Torres weighed in with 22 points and also added eight rebounds, three assists and three steals in an all-round display.

The Crusaders made a fast start with Tereza Brantlova netting back-to-back triples in an 8-0 start before Sevenoaks gradually got themselves going.

Carr scored her first points of the game to cut the deficit to three, and Abby Lowe then followed Brantlova’s lead with consecutive 3-pointers to help her side into a 23-16 advantage at the end of the first.

The visitors led by 10 on a Zoe Willis three at the start of the second, but Carr scored eight points in a 12-3 response from her side and they later scored the final five points of the half to go into the interval all square at 39-39.

Sevenoaks took their first lead of the game with a 6-0 opening to the second half, and they would never trail again, although their advantage was only three points heading into the final quarter.

Carr continued to showcase her deadly accuracy from beyond the arc, and helped the Suns stay in control in the fourth with 11 points in the quarter including the final four to close out the win.

Sevenoaks now have a 7-5 win-loss record in the WBBL Championship, with Barking Abbey slightly behind after suffering their sixth defeat in 13 games.

Sevenoaks Suns 81 (16,39,57) (Carr 38, Royo Torres 22, Clarke 18)
Barking Abbey Crusaders 73 (23,19,54) (Brantlova 22, Johnson 21, Lowe/Willis 7)

Source: WBBL