WNBL1 and WNBL National Cup recap: 25/26 November - live streams, stats and more

It's all going on in D1W, with another busy weekend now in the books.

Five league games didn't disappoint, including Barking's huge win over local rivals Brent, whilst the latest round of the WNBL National Cup also provided plenty of action yesterday.

We take a look at all of the games below, with links to live stats and live streams at the bottom of the page.

Bristol Academy Flyers (3-5) 56-59 CoLA Southwark Pride (5-2)

Bristol and CoLA produced one of the games of the weekend, with the Londoners squeezing out a last-gasp 59-56 victory.

For a Bristol team that was winless and marooned near the bottom of the standings in the early going, the performance against the former champs displayed just how far the Flyers have come this season in a game that could have gone either way.

CoLA had led by as many as 10 points early in the second before the contest settled into a more even flow, with the hosts always maintaining a slender single digit advantage.

That all changed when Bristol forged ahead early in the fourth, and despite a mini-CoLA run, the teams would be all tied up at 56-56 with 16 seconds to go.

That's the way it stayed until Glory Kabia nailed a buzzer beater three to seal the deal, sending CoLA home happy after a thrilling contest.

Pride's Felicia Jacobs (5pts, 17reb) did her bit to control the glass for her side, with Aaliyah Clarke (12pts) top scoring for the hosts on 6/9 shooting.

Hannah Wallace (13pts, 5reb) did her best to drag the Flyers to a statement win, as Veronica Iweanya (5pts, 9reb) led Bristol on the boards.


Elsewhere this weekend

Loughborough Riders (6-3) and Manchester Mystics (4-4) were also involved in an exciting finish, with the Riders coming through for a 66-63 win.

A 10-point Loughborough lead with 3:17 remaining quickly became a single-point ball game with 27 ticks on the clock, though the hosts would just do enough to see the game through off the back of 18 points from Daisy Porter.

Brent Bulls (4-2) have now dropped back-to-back games after going down in a heartbreaker against Barking Abbey (4-4) 68-66.

A foul on Ruchae Walton with 10 seconds to go sent the BA captain to the line for three free throws, and the Abbey standout made no mistake to push her side into a lead they'd hold for the remainder.

Walton closed with a huge 30 point, 11 rebound effort, cancelling out an 18 point, 13 rebound double-double from Brent's Jess Davies.

Twelve points from Robyn Ainge helped Thames Valley Cavaliers (5-3) past Anglia Ruskin University (3-6), with a 64-38 final score.

That just left Endeavour Ipswich Basketball (7-1) to keep pace up at the top of the standings following a 107-58 W over City of Birmingham Rockets (2-5).

Thirty six points to go with nine boards and three assists could keep Harriet Welham in the FocusHoops Team of the Week, with Christabel Osarobo and Olivia Forster both adding 16 points for the visitors.

WNBL National Cup

Three of this year's four quarter-finals are now completed, with the prospect of another battle between CoLA Southwark Pride and Endeavour Ipswich Basketball still to come.

Defending champs Thames Valley Cavaliers are still alive after they ended Brent Bulls' run, winning 78-59.

Using a seven-player rotation, the Bulls ran out of steam with just 20 second half points as Katie Richards (18pts, 9reb) was a standout for TVC.

D2's Sheffield Hatters II made short work of City of Birmingham Rockets, booking a spot in the final four with a comfortable 90-62 victory.

The D1 side trailed 33-7 after the opening quarter and never got going after that, with Sheffield's Helen Naylor dropping a 35 point, 11 rebound double-double in the upset.

It's the end of the road for D2 Worcester Wolves however as D1's Reading Rockets put an end to their recent poor form to claim a 73-61 road win.

This weekend's results:

Saturday 25 November - WNBL Division One

2pm - Loughborough Riders 66-63 Manchester Mystics - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

2pm - Barking Abbey 68-66 Brent Bulls - LIVE STATS

4:30pm - Thames Valley Cavaliers 64-38 Anglia Ruskin University

5pm - Bristol Academy Flyers 56-59 CoLA Southwark Pride - LIVE STATS

5pm - City of Birmingham Rockets 58-107 Endeavour Ipswich Basketball - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

Sunday 26 November - WNBL National Cup

4pm - Brent Bulls 59-78 Thames Valley Cavaliers - LIVE STATS

5pm - City of Birmingham Rockets 62-90 Sheffield Hatters II - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

5pm - Worcester Wolves 61-73 Reading Rockets