Wolves vs Wildcats: Match Report

Wolves' tough WBBL run continued as they went down 68-47 at Nottingham Wildcats, on Tuesday afternoon.


Lizzy Harrison came off the bench to lead Wolves with 12 points including a pair of triples on a poor shooting night for Lee Ryan's team. Greeta Uprus and Merissa Quick added nine points apiece. Wildcats’ guard Simone Costa lead as scorers adding seven rebounds and four assists while Moa Lundqvist put up 14 points and pulled down nine boards.


With Wolves playing their third game in six days, coach Ryan gave all of his roster plenty of court time with all 11 players logging at least 13 minutes.


A tight start to the game saw Amari Carter twice tie the score as the sides shared the first 16 points but a Chelsey Shumpert triple launched an 11-0 Wildcats run and despite six Quick points, Wolves trailed 21-13 at the first break.


Harrison and Uprus both hit a pair at the foul line as Wolves stayed in touch and a Quick jump shot kept the visitors within nine at the midway stage of the period and although Wildcats pulled away, Carter's trey trimmed the Nottingham lead to 38-26 going into the locker room at half-time.


Any chance of a second half comeback were ended as Costa's trey capped an 11-2 run to start the third period and although Harrison hit a pair of triples and Melita Emanuel-Carr scored a pair of baskets, Wildcats went into the final break leading 60-38.


With the game effectively over, the fourth period was a low scoring affair with Wolves edging it 9-8, Uprus sinking a trey before academy player Daisy Porter wrapping the scoring for the afternoon with 3:31 on the clock as she converted a pair of free-throws.

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