WBBL 16-17 All-Star Five: Week 8

The season leader extends her advantage at the top of our leaderboard as two debutantes make the top five.

Tereza Brantlova (Barking Abbey Crusaders)
It’s the first appearance of 2016-17 for the Czech guard, although she is no stranger to our starting five from her previous WBBL campaigns. She starred in Barking Abbey Crusaders comeback win at Oaklands Wolves with 17 points after burning her opponents from the three-point line with five triples from seven attempts. She also weighed in with a super six steals and four assists.

Steph Gandy (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters)
The veteran becomes only the third player this season to rack up a fourth appearance in our starting five, after leading the second-half surge in the win over Archers. Gandy produced the best performance of the entire weekend with a superb double-double of 25 points [from 50% shooting] and 12 rebounds. She also came up with three steals and an assist as she drove her team to success.

Cat Carr (Sevenoaks Suns)
It’s a third berth of the season for the Sevenoaks leader after she proved instrumental in Suns easing their way past the visiting Caledonia Pride after a tricky opening half for the hosts. Carr came up with a sweet double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds, while also getting a glimpse of a rare triple-double after handing out seven assists in a trademark all-action effort.

Deborah Rodriguez (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters)
Our second debutante gets what is literally her first ever starting five place, having only joined the Hatters this past summer. The Spanish centre proved too powerful in the paint for Archers as she also collected a double-double. Rodriguez made a wonderful seven of eight from the floor for a 14-point haul and complemented it with 11 rebounds. She also snapped up four steals for good measure.

Ashley Harris (Nottingham Wildcats)
It’s now six appearances for the frontcourt star as she eases away as our outright leader after once again showcasing her quality and strength for Nottingham as they took down Sevenoaks Suns. Harris finished the contest with 22 points, including three triples, while completing her usual double-double with 14 rebounds. She also handed out five assists to remind everyone of another facet to her game.

Off the Bench – Ta’Yani Clark (Sevenoaks Suns), Britanny Winborne (Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters), Dominique Allen (Manchester Mystics), Judit Fritz (Cardiff Met Archers), Allison Gorrell (Team Northumbria), Kyla Nelson (Oaklands Wolves), Beth Mackie (Caledonia Pride).

Source: WBBL
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