WNBL1 recap: 10/11 February - live streams, stats and more

It was an entertaining yet straightforward weekend in D1W, with the top four all winning.

Dominance at the top meant there was little movement elsewhere in the standings as the season continues to steam towards the playoffs.

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.

Manchester Mystics (8-7) 64-76 Endeavour Ipswich Basketball (13-3)

Endeavour Ipswich Basketball maintained their spot at the top after a 76-64 victory on the road in Manchester.

Harriet Welham played the full 40 minutes for an impressive 18-point, eight-rebound, seven-assist stat line, leading a balanced Ipswich offence that saw five other players score eight or more points.

Christabel Osarobo (12pts, 12reb, 6stl) and Louisa Gibbins (10pts, 12reb) both picked up double-doubles, cancelling out 23 points, 11 rebounds and five assists from Manchester's Rehana Khalil.

With scoring options at every turn, that was an output Manchester struggled to match and the contest's pivotal stretch came just after half-time when the visitors enjoyed an 11-0 run, creating a double-digit lead that they'd retain for the there.

Manchester did get their deficit down to just three points in the final frame but Ipswich were able to regroup and get themselves over the line for another important win, despite the absence of Liv Forster.

Manchester remain in the mix for a playoff spot, but there's only a two-point gap between the Mystics and Bristol and ARU below.


Elsewhere this weekend

Team Solent Kestrels' (1-14) moved one step closer to having their relegation status confirmed as they went down 82-70 against Barking Abbey (5-9). 

Yemisi Mefful (21pts, 9reb) shone from the BA bench alongside captain Ruchae Walton (18pts, 9reb, 5ast, 6stl), moving BA to within four points of the playoffs in the process.

Thames Valley Cavaliers (11-4) had no problem seeing off City of Birmingham Rockets (3-14), winning the rebound battle 71-39 on the way to a 75-55 W.

Chinwe Iwunze (16pts, 11reb), Helene Trailin (6pts, 14reb) and Haylee Miller (7pts, 20reb) all went to work on the glass as Katie Richards added 12 points and another seven boards off the bench.

A raucous crowd cheered Bristol Academy Flyers (7-9) to a 71-62 win against Loughborough Riders (9-8), with Hannah Wallace putting on a show for the Flyers' fans as she dropped a game-high 32 points

Reading Rockets (5-7) couldn't find a way past CoLA Southwark Pride (10-4), going down 66-59 off the back of 13 points from Felicia Jacobs.

Brent Bulls (12-3) would end the weekend with a win, beating Anglia Ruskin University (7-9) 65-42.

Brent held ARU to just 14 first-half points, allowing Ellie Bishop (12pts) to lead the Bulls at the other end.

This weekend's results:

Saturday 10 February

Barking Abbey 82-70 Team Solent Kestrels - LIVE STATS

City of Birmingham Rockets 55-75 Thames Valley Cavaliers - LIVE STATS

Manchester Mystics 64-76 Endeavour Ipswich Basketball - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

Sunday 11 February

Bristol Academy Flyers 71-62 Loughborough Riders - LIVE STATS

CoLA Southwark Pride 66-59 Reading Rockets

Brent Bulls 65-42 Anglia Ruskin University