Our weekly look at the WBBL’s picks for best of the week.
Melissa Diawakana (Nottingham Wildcats)
It’s a third time in our fantastic five for the playmaker, who has added finesse and defensive steal to the Wildcats already talented backcourt. Diawakana only missed one shot in the Quarter-Final clash against Brixton Topcats and her efficient nine points were accompanied by an eye-catching six assists, four rebounds, two blocked shots and not a single turnover.
Beatriz Royo-Torres (Sevenoaks Suns)
It’s a mightily impressive sixth starting berth for the Spanish ace, who helped her team to cause an upset as the fifth seeds won on the road at Barking Abbey Crusaders to reach the Semi-Finals. She contributed a wonderful double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds, as well as dishing up six assists and grabbing four steals in a typically action-packed effort.
Abigail Asoro (Team Northumbria)
The Swedish forward proved too hot to handle for Cardiff Met Archers in the Quarter-Finals at Sport Central as Asoro claimed a nice double-double to take her team into the last four. She recorded 13 points from 63% floor shooting and also corralled 10 boards and two steals, to take Northumbria to within touching distance of a first showpiece WBBL Final.
Julie Page (Team Northumbria)
The Olympian was once again a powerful presence in the paint for Hatters as they comfortably dismantled Leicester Riders to book their ticket to the Semi-Finals. Page was a stunning six of seven from the floor and those 12 points were complimented by a dazzling eight assists and five rebounds, as the veteran showcased her classy all-round game.
Ashley Harris (Nottingham Wildcats)
Last but not least, the Wildcats’ centre drew level with her team-mate Amber Stokes in securing a super seventh starting place of the season. Harris did it in style with the best performance of the entire weekend as she poured in 27 points against Topcats – including a perfect three of three from downtown to underline her shooting range. She also harvested a double-double with 10 rebounds, along with three assists and three steals.
Off the bench – Georgia Gayle (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters), Lauren Clarke (Sevenoaks Suns), Naomi Campbell (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters), Judit Fritz (Cardiff Met Archers), Andrea Vackova (Nottingham Wildcats), Harriet Swindells (Leicester Riders), Abigail Johnson (Barking Abbey Crusaders).