WNBL1 & WNBL National Cup recap: 14/15 October - live streams, stats and more

There was just one game in D1W this weekend, though it was an OT thriller as the National Cup grabbed the spotlight instead.

Loughborough beat Anglia Ruskin on Saturday before the National Cup became the focus yesterday, with a number of teams punching their ticket to the next round.

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.

Loughborough Riders (2-1) 76-73 Anglia Ruskin University (2-1) (After 1OT)

Loughborough forced OT then took both points against Anglia Ruskin, winning 76-73.

A Lauren Dabbs layup with 14 ticks remaining would tie the game up at 65-65, though the Loughborough standout couldn't convert the and-one as the hosts instead won it after an extra period.

Dabbs (16pts, 8reb) played a solid game, with former Oaklands WEABL standout Daisy Porter (17pts, 4reb) top scoring for the Riders off the bench.

ARU enjoyed a game-high 24 points from captain Courtney Gray, who added eight boards, as team mate Kasia Neininger added a sizable 14 point, 16 rebound double-double to go with five assists.

It wasn't enough to get Ruskin over the line however, despite leading for large sections of the contest, including the final 5:53 of the game until Loughborough tied it back up.

The result leaves both teams well played at 2-1 and no doubt contented with their efforts in the early going.


Elsewhere this weekend

The WNBL National Cup contained plenty of excitement as a number of teams continued their journey towards January's final.

Reading Rockets came through the all-D1W clash against Team Solent Kestrels on Friday night, winning 74-54 thanks to 20 points from Krissy Karpova.

Endeavour Ipswich Basketball made short work of D2 side University of East Anglia, with a 108-51 final score, whilst Anglia Ruskin beat Hemel Storm 54-42.

Barking Abbey defeated cross-town rivals East London Phoenix 61-53, CoLA Southwark Pride thumped London Thunder 111-24 on Saturday night, and Brent Bulls eased past Oaklands Wolves II 81-39 thanks to 22 points from Judit Fritz.

There were no surprises for Cardiff City as they couldn't muster an upset of D1 side Bristol Academy Flyers, going down 71-48, and the run of 2021/22 Stockport Lapwings is also over after they lost 65-52 against Loughborough Riders. 

Fourteen points from Milly Harrison allowed City of Birmingham Rockets to pick up their first win of the season, beating Derby Trailblazers 56-46,  and Manchester Mystics knocked off North West rivals Liverpool 66-31.

Sheffield Hatters II are already into the next round, brushing aside neighbours Sheffield Elite Basketball Academy 133-39 on Tuesday night.

This weekend's fixtures:


Saturday 14 october

1pm - Loughborough Riders 76-73 Anglia Ruskin University (After 1OT) - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

WNBL National Cup

Sunday 15 October, unless stated

*Tuesday 10 October: Sheffield Hatters II 133-39 Sheffield Elite Basketball Academy

*Friday 13 October: Reading Rockets 74-54 Team Solent Kestrels

*Saturday 14 October: CoLA Southwark Pride 111-24 London Thunder

Cobham Cobras 69-32 Bracknell Cobras

Loughborough Riders 65-52 Stockport Lapwings LIVE STREAM

Endeavour Ipswich Basketball 108-51 University of East Anglia

Barking Abbey 61-53 East London Phoenix

Nottingham Wildcats II 68-71 Bromsgrove Bears

Bristol Academy Flyers 71-48 Cardiff City

Worcester Wolves 55-43 Cardiff Met Archers II

Anglia Ruskin University 54-42 Hemel Storm

Brent Bulls 81-39 Oaklands Wolves II

City of Birmingham Rockets 56-46 Derby Trailblazers LIVE STREAM

Manchester Mystics 66-31 Liverpool


Main image credit - Tara St Clair