WBBL 2015-16 Round Up: Sunday 17 April

The WBBL Championship regular season came to an end with one game on Sunday as Brixton Topcats claimed the final spot in the Play-Offs.

Brixton Topcats claimed the final spot in the Play-Offs after securing 8th spot in the WBBL Championship with a 69-61 victory against Manchester Mystics.

Jenaya Wade-Fray led the way with an impressive 30 points as the Topcats held on for their third league win of the season to set up a first round clash with Nottingham Wildcats in the post-season.

The 2012 Olympian scored six early points in an 8-1 opening, but the Mystics hit back with a 15-2 response to storm into the lead. The visitors had their biggest lead of the game at 22-13 before the Topcats wiped out the advantage with a run of 10 unanswered points.
Brixton went into half-time with a slender two-point lead and used an 8-0 run early in the third to begin to pull away with a nine-point gap opened up ahead of the fourth, at 52-43.

The home side maintained their control in the final period, and looked in command at 62-53 inside the final four minutes. However, Manchester refused to give in and scored six points in a row to make it a one-possession game with 1:50 left on the clock.
Wade-Fray then landed a crucial three with the Topcats able to seal the win and begin celebrating their achievement of making the Play-Offs.

Amy Browne top scored for the Mystics with 15 points, while Martina Matejckiova added 12 points and 13 rebounds as they suffered their 14th loss in 16 games to end their season early.

Brixton Topcats 69 (11,34,52) (Wade-Fray 30, Robinson 11, Grant 7)
Manchester Mystics 61 (16,32,43) (Browne 15, Welling 14, Matejcikova 12)

Source: WBBL