Our weekly look at the WBBL’s picks for best of the week.
Melissa Diawakana (Nottingham Wildcats)
It’s a second appearance of the campaign for the guard who proved to be very much the difference maker in the BCC Cup Final. Diawakana made a huge impact with some major plays and big-time shots en-route to a stellar 26-point haul from 59% floor shooting that took Nottingham Wildcats past Hatters.
Georgia Jones (Leicester Riders)
The Great Britain guard retains her peg in our locker room and is back in our starting five again after taking Riders to victory against Cardiff Met Archers with a classy 23 points. She really found her range from downtown and converted no fewer than five triples – as well as adding three rebounds and two assists.
Cat Carr (Sevenoaks Suns)
Whenever Suns need a scoring boost, they turn to Carr and she delivered once again by claiming a game-high 23 points to help her side take the BCC Plate Final against Brixton. She had also fired 19 points in the Semi-Final against Cardiff Met Archers too as she claims her third All Star Five starting slot of the season.
Beatriz Royo-Torres (Sevenoaks Suns)
Just like her Suns colleague, the Spanish wing also posted two enormous displays for her team. She was devastating in the Semi-Final against Archers with 23 points and 10 boards, then showed her quality in the Final against Topcats with 20 points – which also included the dagger triple from the corner which sealed the silverware.
Ashley Harris (Nottingham Wildcats)
The first player to amass six starting appearances this season, the Wildcats centre is our new outright season leader. She was colossal in the Semi-Final match-up against Team Northumbria when she recorded the best effort of the entire weekend with a spectacular double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds – not missing a single shot in a flawless shooting effort.
Off the bench – Julie Page (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters), Ta’Yani Clark (Team Northumbria), Georgia Gayle (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters), Stef Collins (Cardiff Met Archers), Vanessa Da Silva (Brixton Topcats), Zoe Willis (Barking Abbey Crusaders), Jenaya Wade-Fray (Brixton Topcats)