WNBL1 recap: 18/19 November - live streams, stats and more

The latest weekend of action in D1W didn't disappoint, with some key results around the country.

The league's list of unbeaten teams is no more as Brent picked up their first L of the season in Ipswich, whilst Loughborough, Bristol and others all picked up valuable results.

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

Endeavour Ipswich Basketball (6-1) 65-57 Brent Bulls (4-1)

Ipswich bounced back from last weekend's loss to CoLA to end Brent's unbeaten start to the season, winning 65-57.

The hosts may have feared the worst following a 22-14 Brent opening frame, but dug deep to win each of the following three quarters and claim the win, despite an early fourth-quarter flurry from the Bulls.

Ipswich shared the load on offence with an impressive three players all notching double-doubles. Olivia Forster (22pts, 11reb) led the team's scoring charts as Harriet Welham (17pts, 12reb, 5stl) and Christabel Osarobo (13pts, 14reb) both played well.

Yazmin Edwards (10pts, 9reb) was one rebound shy of joining that list.

Brent were left to wonder what might have been after their bright start, with regular standout Judit Fritz (16pts, 9reb) once again playing well.

Jess Davies (13pts, 14reb) added to her double-double tally for the season, and former Ipswich prospect Saruna Gudza (11pts) was the only other player to reach double digit scoring for Brent.


Elsewhere this weekend

Loughborough Riders (5-3) helped their top-four aspirations with a 79-72 road win against Anglia Ruskin University (3-5).

Loughborough's success was built on a 21-8 opening frame, plus 14 points from Daisy Porter.

Thames Valley Cavaliers (4-3) had no problem seeing off Team Solent Kestrels (0-6), cruising to a 90-59 victory.

The teams were tied at 12 after the first 10 minutes, but TVC would then step on the accelerator thanks to 19 points and eight assists from Kat Goldsby, with Chinwe Iwunze adding another 18 points to the total.

CoLA Southwark Pride (4-2) began Sunday's trio of games with a 78-50 W against City of Birmingham Rockets (2-4). 

Rhia Saggar (22pts, 10reb) and Violet Stutz (13pts) both splashed a trio of three pointers, as Adaora Dioramma (13pts, 17reb) chipped in a hefty double-double to the CoLA cause.

Bristol Academy Flyers (3-4) added further misery to Reading Rockets (2-4) recent run, enjoying a 71-56 road win to hand the Rockets their fourth loss in a row.

Hannah Wallace (17pts, 5stl) and Mara Marchizotti (17pts, 7reb) provided a one-two punch the hosts couldn't overcome, with a double blow coming as Reading lost American Lindsey Cleary to an eye injury early in the first quarter.

Manchester Mystics (4-3) picked up their fourth win of the season to end the weekend, narrowly beating Barking Abbey (3-4) 68-61.

Twenty eight points from BA's Ruchae Walton wouldn't be enough as Elizandra Costa continued to shine at this level with a team-high 19 points.

This weekend's results:

Saturday 18 November

3:30pm - Endeavour Ipswich Basketball 65-57 Brent Bulls - LIVE STATS

4:15pm - Anglia Ruskin University 72-79 Loughborough University - LIVE STATS

4:30pm - Thames Valley Cavaliers 90-59 Team Solent Kestrels - LIVE STATS

Sunday 19 November

1:30pm - CoLA Southwark Pride 78-50 City of Birmingham Rockets - LIVE STATS

1:30pm - Reading Rockets 56-71 Bristol Academy Flyers - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

5:30pm - Manchester Mystics 68-61 Barking Abbey - LIVE STATS


Main image credit - Luke Simcock