With important wins for CoLA, Cardiff, and Bristol, plus Thames Valley inflicting a first defeat of the season on Loughborough, it was an exciting weekend across the league.
There's a recap of all the action below, and each result is also clickable if you wish to view the live stats.
CoLA Southwark Pride stayed perfect on the season in a high-scoring contest in Solent, winning 99-70.
After holding two of their last three opponents to less than 29 points, CoLA's league-leading defence was nowhere to be found on Saturday but it didn't matter in an open contest where both teams shot more than 54% from 2pt range.
With the focus switching from defence to offence, Funmi Amode took full advantage for the visitors to rack up a 24 point, 16 rebound double-double as Emily O'Connell (20pts), Isi Ozzy-Momodu and Ebere Egbirika (14pts each) all impressed.
Detti Balla's 20 points were a team-high for the Kestrels as coach Lee spread the load across his roster, with all 12 players managing at least 10 minutes of action.
Cardiff Met Archers II (3-3) are back to winning ways as they became the latest team to beat basement outfit Nottingham Trent University (0-6), winning 70-56.
A 20-9 opening frame put the hosts in the driver's seat and they never looked back thanks to a 20 point, 11 rebound double-double from Issy Bunyan that also contained four assists, six steals and four blocks.
Lilly Annim (19pts, 11reb), Lindsey Cleary (17pts, 13reb) and Ines Guerreiro (10pts, 11reb) all recorded double-doubles for the hosts, but it wouldn't be enough.
Bristol Flyers (2-5) grabbed their second win of the season as they saw off London Lions II (1-6) 71-48.
Rocking a full 12 player rotation, Bristol shared the load and reaped the rewards as Kayla Goldsmith stole the show. She had a game-high 29 points on 12-15 shooting.
London's Fatmata Janneh continued her good form with a 24 point, 11 rebound double-double but the Lions' 36 turnovers were converted by the Flyers into 36 points, pivotal numbers that no doubt helped to decide this one.
CoLA's good weekend was confirmed as previously unbeaten Loughborough Riders (5-1) suffered their first loss of the season, going down 69-60 against Thames Valley Cavaliers (4-2).
The Riders had joined Pride as D1W's only remaining perfect records but now that group is down to just one thanks to Ellie Bishop (15pts), Katherine Goldsby (13pts, 7reb) and the rest of the Cavs roster.
Former Player of the Week Sasha Lecuyer top scored for the Riders on 15 points.
1pm - Cardiff Met Archers II 70-56 Nottingham Trent University - LIVE STATS
5pm - Bristol Flyers 71-48 London Lions II - LIVE STATS
Main image credit - Graham Hodges
29 Nov 2021
29 Nov 2021