WBBL Betty Codona Classic Day 1 Recap

On the opening day of the WBBL season at Nottingham Arena, the hometown Wildcats took the win they needed to set up a meeting with Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters in Sunday’s Final of the Betty Codona Classic (4pm). The holders will look to secure their third title at the event, while the Final of the Plate (2pm) will see Manchester Giants face Leicester Riders .After Saturday’s results (see below), Barking will play Northumbria in the BC Cup Third Place game (10am) and Sevenoaks will play Cardiff in the Plate Third Place game (10am). There will also be a friendly between new 2016-17 entrants Caledonia Pride and Oaklands Wolves (midday).

WBBL Betty Codona Classic Cup Semi-Final
Nottingham Wildcats 60 (10,28,38) (Hebert 13, Prior 12, Hurd 9, Mendes 9)
Barking Abbey Crusaders 50 (11,27,36) (Gaskin 16, Wilkinson 11, Brantolova 8)

Team Northumbria 63 (17,30,47) (Gorrell 17,Bland 13,Baraut 13)
Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters 67 (12,28,44) (Gandy 24,Lowry 12, Gayle 12)

WBBL Betty Codona Classic Plate Semi-Final
Leicester Riders 72 (21,39,55) (Hayward 16,Campbell 12,Bratka 10)
Cardiff Met Archers 58 (14,26,44) (Fritz 21,Wagstaff 15, Collins 8)

Sevenoaks Suns 49 (10,29,40) (Pedersen 12, Carr 10, Clark 8)
Manchester Giants 81 (22,36,58) (Jones 23, Allen 16, Clayden 13)

Source: WBBL
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