WNBL1 recap: 2/3 December - live streams, NBL Live, stats and more

Six games played out in D1W this past weekend, with some teams taking the opportunity to move up the standings.

The NBL Live cameras were in the West Midlands to see Bristol top City of Birmingham Rockets, with Ipswich, Brent and others also picking up positive results.

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

City of Birmingham Rockets (2-6) 49-70 Bristol Academy Flyers (4-5)

CoB were no match for a resurgent Bristol team, going down 70-49.

The NBL Live cameras were able to capture the Flyers latest step towards a .500 record, though this one was an even contest through the opening 15 minutes.

As half-time approached however, the visitors began moving through the gears and led 36-28 before stretching that advantage out further the longer the game wore on.

Former Player of the Week Mara Marchizotti had a quiet afternoon with just two points, instead leaving Veronica Iweanya to fill the stat sheet with 15 points and 17 boards.

Fellow forward Cristina Bigica also went to work off the bench, with the Flyers captain closing with 14 points and seven boards, helping her side to a total of 32 points in the paint.

Catarina Seixas (13pts) was the main point of resistance for the Rockets, and Michelle Turner (10pts, 7reb) was the only other player to make it to double digits for the hosts.

The win sees Bristol climb into the top six, whilst Birmingham occupy the second potential relegation spot in 11th, though there's still a long way to go for the former D2 promotees.


Elsewhere this weekend

Barking Abbey's (4-5) recent push up the standings took a hit after their trip to leaders Endeavour Ipswich Basketball (8-1), going down 98-52 as Harriet Welham (33pts, 19reb) once again did her thing.

Reading Rockets (3-4) ended their four-game losing streak with a narrow 68-66 victory against Anglia Ruskin University (3-7).

A pair of free throws from Sante Moonie (7pts, 8reb) with two ticks remaining put the Rockets ahead, with Lindsey Cleary (19pts, 16reb) enjoying a big outing for the hosts.

Courtney Gray had a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double for ARU. 

CoLA Southwark Pride (6-2) began Sunday's proceedings with a low-scoring 60-41 win against Team Solent Kestrels (0-7).

Chandera Jones-Aryeh (13pts) led all scorers for the hosts, and Felicia Jacobs (6pts, 10reb) led CoLA on the glass.

Thames Valley Cavaliers (6-3) were also recipients of a low scoring win, beating hosts Manchester Mystics (4-5) 66-41.

Manchester started slowly to record just 13 first half points, and a 19 point deficit by the break was too much to overcome.

Kat Goldsby and Robyn Ainge (4/5 3pt) both had 13 points for TVC, and Chinwe Iwunze stuffed the stat sheet with 11 points, seven assists, six steals and five rebounds.

Brent Bulls (5-2) recovered from their recent loss of form to easily handle Loughborough Riders (6-4) 83-32.

Judit Fritz enjoyed a 25 point, seven rebound outing as team mate Jess Davies pulled down a monster 28 boards to go with 10 points.

This weekend's results:

Saturday 2 December

3:30pm - Endeavour Ipswich Basketball 98-52 Barking Abbey - LIVE STATS

5pm - City of Birmingham Rockets 49-70 Bristol Academy Flyers - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

6:30pm - Reading Rockets 68-66 Anglia Ruskin University - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

Sunday 3 December

1:15pm - CoLA Southwark Pride 60-41 Team Solent Kestrels - LIVE STATS

3:30pm - Manchester Mystics 41-66 Thames Valley Cavaliers - LIVE STATS

4pm - Brent Bulls 83-32 Loughborough Riders - LIVE STATS


Main image credit - B.East Photography