WNBL1 recap: 13/14 January - live streams, stats and more

D1W didn't disappoint this weekend, with some exciting contests across the country.

The title race has a new complexion after Thames Valley's buzzer-beater win over leaders Ipswich, whilst a pair of victories for Brent against CoB throws them further into the mix for top spot.

With six games across the weekend, there was plenty for D1W fans to get excited about ahead of next weekend's WNBL National Cup Final.

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.

Endeavour Ipswich Basketball (11-2) 87-88 Thames Valley Cavaliers (8-4)

Fans will be licking their lips at the opportunity to watch these two teams go head-to-head for the National Cup at the weekend after the duo served up one of the games of the season.

A last-gasp offensive rebound and put-back from Haylee Miller handed Ipswich just their second loss of the season, and the first on their own court, as they went down 88-87.

Thames Valley had led by as many as 16 points early in the fourth quarter but took their eye off the prize to allow the hosts to storm back, grabbing a one-point advantage with just six ticks remaining.

That set the scene for the visitors' late heroics, with Chinwe Iwunze's lay-up missing the mark before Miller cleaned things up for a win that will no doubt carry huge momentum heading into the weekend's showpiece.

All five of TVC's starters added 12 points or more across a balanced offensive effort, with Iwunze (19pts, 6reb), Helene Trailin (15pts, 11reb) and Kat Goldsby (12pts, 11reb, 8ast, 6stl) all impressing.

Harriet Welham (30pts, 8reb, 5ast, 5stl) stuffed the stat sheet for the hosts, with Christabel Osarobo (16pts, 21reb) adding a sizable double-double.

All eyes now turn to the NBPC in Manchester as these teams gear up to do it all again with silverware on the line.


Elsewhere this weekend

Dropped points for Ipswich was a big win for CoLA Southwark Pride (8-3) as they easily saw off Barking Abbey (4-7) 65-44 to close the gap at the top.

A 20-8 third quarter and 17 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals from Chandera Jones-Aryeh was more than enough to get it done for the former champs.

The excitement wasn't just contained to Suffolk this weekend as Manchester Mystics (7-6) narrowly came through against Bristol Academy Flyers (5-8), winning a thriller 58-55.

Both teams led across a frantic final frame but a 16 point, 11 rebound double-double from reigning Player of the Week Irene Oboavwoduo would do just enough to push the Mystics over the line.

Anglia Ruskin University (6-8) were the latest side to see off Team Solent Kestrels (1-10), winning comfortably at home 77-57 thanks in part to 27 points from Jazmin Gyulai.

Brent Bulls (7-3) added a pair of wins to their record after a successful home and away double-header weekend against City of Birmingham Rockets (2-11).

An 84-53 win in the West Midlands on Saturday came courtesy of 27 points and 15 rebounds from Jess Davies, with the Brent forward once again putting in the work to the tune of 15 points and 15 boards to do her part in Sunday's 84-56 home W as well.

This weekend's results:

Saturday 13 January

Barking Abbey 44-65 CoLA Southwark Pride - LIVE STATS

Bristol Academy Flyers 55-58 Manchester Mystics - LIVE STATS

Endeavour Ipswich Basketball 87-88 Thames Valley Cavaliers - LIVE STATS

Anglia Ruskin University 77-55 Team Solent Kestrels - LIVE STATS

City of Birmingham Rockets 53-84 Brent Bulls - LIVE STATS

Sunday 14 January

Brent Bulls 84-56 City of Birmingham Rockets - LIVE STATS


Main image credit - Luke Simcock