WNBL1 recap: 21/22 October - live streams, stats and more

There was plenty to enjoy across D1W this weekend, with some important results.

Thames Valley got their season back on track with a win over Reading, whilst Ipswich, Manchester and Brent all remain unbeaten on the year.

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

Thames Valley Cavaliers (1-2) 73-56 Reading Rockets (2-1)

Thames Valley picked up their first win of the season, beating Reading 73-56.

TVC had gone winless through their opening pair of fixtures but got one over on the previously undefeated Rockets, thanks in part to a dominant 22-7 second quarter.

That frame allowed the hosts to lead 33-22 at the main change, further extending their advantage past the 20-point mark in the third.

That cushion would be needed to fight off a late Reading charge, with the visitors pulling to within four points of tying things up before another Cavs push sealed what appeared a comfortable win based on the final score.

Chinwe Iwunze (21pts, 6reb) led the way for the hosts, as Kat Goldsby ( 14pts, 4ast) and Helene Trailin (12pts, 6reb) both played their part.

Lindsey Cleary (21pts, 11reb) was the main force of resistance for Reading as they put a one in the L column, with Parfaite Ando (11pts, 5reb) the only other Rocket to make it to double-digits scoring.


Elsewhere this weekend

City of Birmingham Rockets (1-1) cast off their winless tag against a Barking Abbey (0-4) side who couldn't do the same, with a 78-62 final score in East London.

Loughborough Riders' (2-2) were no match for CoLA Southwark Pride (2-1, with the former champs scoring an easy 86-58 win.

Chandera Jones-Aryeh (12pts, 8ast, 5reb) played well for the hosts as Felicia Jacobs (12pts, 10reb) also added a double-double to cancel out 16 points from Erin Caldwell.

Endeavour Ipswich Basketball (3-0) came through a tough test against Anglia Ruskin University (2-2), claiming a 75-66 victory.

Harriet Welham (23pts, 13reb, 5stl) once again played a solid ball game for Ipswich as Nadege Talva put up a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double for ARU.

Team Solent Kestrels (0-3) are the latest victims of Manchester Mystics' (3-0) early good form, with the North West side winning 66-60 yesterday.

TSK led the tie with 2:47 remaining but couldn't hold on for their first win, despite 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals from Tilly Goddard.

Manchester shared the load on offence as Success Odemwingie (12pts), Irene Oboavwoduo and Elizandra Costa (both 12pts, 6reb) all contributed.

Brent Bulls (2-0) survived a difficult trip to the South West, beating Bristol Academy Flyers (0-3) 63-56.

The Flyers had the best of the early going before Brent turned things around after the break, claiming the second half by seven points for a narrow win.

Jess Davies (13pts, 11reb) and Vanessa Akra (12pts, 5reb, 4ast) did the damage for the Bulls, with Cristina Bigica (19pts, 5reb) the clear standout for BAF.

This weekend's results:

Saturday 21 October

1:30pm - Endeavour Ipswich Basketball 75-66 Anglia Ruskin University - LIVE STATS

2pm - Barking Abbey 62-78 City of Birmingham Rockets

2:15pm - CoLA Southwark Pride 86-58 Loughborough Riders - LIVE STATS

3:30pm - Thames Valley Cavaliers 73-56 Reading Rockets - LIVE STATS

Sunday 22 October

2pm - Team Solent Kestrels 60-66 Manchester Mystics - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

3pm - Bristol Academy Flyers 56-63 Brent Bulls - LIVE STATS


Main image credit - Luke Simcock