WNBL1 recap: 17/18 February - live streams, stats and more

Wins for Ipswich, Brent and Thames Valley keeps the D1W title race rumbling on.

Ipswich's win over CoLA dents the Londoners' own title hopes, though there's no doubt plenty more twists and turns to this one before all is said and done.

The NBL Live cameras were in Solent to watch Loughborough knock off the Kestrels, with three other games taking place across the country as well.

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

Endeavour Ipswich Basketball (14-3) 106-66 CoLA Southwark Pride (10-5)

Ipswich took another step towards the D1W title as they beat rivals CoLA Southwark Pride 106-66.

CoLA had no real answer for the hosts at either end of the court, coming up short in pretty much every phase of the game.

A 32-15 opening quarter put the league leaders into the ascendency, with the lead passing 20 points before the half-time break. That trend continued in the second half to give a lopsided final score.

Harriet Welham dropped 31 points on 52% shooting, adding seven boards, six dimes and six steals for a great afternoon's work.

Christabel Osarobo had herself a 14-point, 16-rebound double-double as the hosts racked up an impressive 62 points in the paint.

CoLA were led by 16 points from guard Violet Stutz, while Rhia Saggar was the only other scorer to hit double digits with 12 and Felicia Jacobs had 8 points and 15 rebounds.

The win gives Ipswich the head-to-head tiebreaker between the sides, should they finish equal on points this season, though all attention now turns to the Suffolk side's trip to Brent next weekend.


Elsewhere this weekend

The NBL Live cameras saw Loughborough Riders (10-8) beat Team Solent Kestrels (1-15) 73-50.

Solent were held to just nine points in both the third and fourth quarters, bringing a halt to what had been a positive first half performance.

Lauren Dabbs had a game-high 15 points for the visitors, with Rose Bryan (13pts, 10reb) nabbing a double-double.

Anglia Ruskin University (8-9) did what was needed as they saw off Barking Abbey (5-10) 81-49.

The comfortable home win came courtesy of a 17-point, six-assist outing from Rian Rawlings, complimenting an efficient 15-point, five-rebound, five-assist effort from team mate Nadege Talva.

Brent Bulls (13-3) kept up their pace at the top but were made to work for it, narrowly edging past Manchester Mystics (8-8) 62-59.

The Bulls made it eight wins on the spin thanks to 21 points from Judit Fritz and a 14-point, 18-board double-double from Jess Davies, but the result could have been very different had the visitors not carved out a slim 4-0 run across a frantic final 45 seconds.

Thames Valley Cavaliers (12-4) also kept their momentum going, beating Bristol Academy Flyers (7-10) 68-51.

Four Cavs all scored in double digits, led by Katie Richards on 13, to cancel out 19 points from reigning Player of the Week Hannah Wallace.

This weekend's results:

Saturday 17 February

3:30pm - Endeavour Ipswich Basketball 106-66 CoLA Southwark Pride - LIVE STATS

3:30pm - Team Solent Kestrels 50-73 Loughborough Riders - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

4:15pm - Anglia Ruskin University 81-49 Barking Abbey - LIVE STATS

Sunday 18 February

5:30pm - Manchester Mystics 59-62 Brent Bulls - LIVE STATS

5:30pm - Thames Valley Cavaliers 68-51 Bristol Academy Flyers - LIVE STATS