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London Lions’ Offensive Clinic Snaps Sheffield Hatters' Defence En Route to 87-48 Victory. Leslie Vorpahl and Katsiaryna Snytsina Combine for 30 Points & 13 Rebounds

Head coach Stella Kaltsidou was forced into a few changes following the Lions’ game against the Sevenoaks Sun. Team GB's star guard Holly Winterburn rolled her left ankle and was sidelined, whereas 2-way specialist Taylor Murray returned to the rotation as she sat out the previous game. 

Player of the Game Leslie Vorpahl followed her WBBL career-high feats against the Suns, flirting with a triple-double by dropping 15 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and only one turnover. The proud Texas native achieved her points total by shooting an efficient 75% from the floor, 100% in the painted area and connecting on two of three of her charity stripe attempts.

FIBA EuroCup Women legend Katsiaryna Snytsina lit the Copper Box Arena up, knocking down four triples on the way to collecting 15 points which she complimented with five rebounds. The forward also helped ignite the Lions’ defence grabbing two steals and blocking two shots. 

Stepping into the starting lineup for the first time this season was Shanice Beckford-Norton, who repaid coach Kaltsidou’s faith, just missing out on a double-double. The skipper collected 11 points, nine rebounds, two steals and one assist. 

The bench mob’s points production was led by forward Ty Battle, who recorded an 11-point, two-rebound, two-steal and one-assist effort shooting 62% from the field. Taylor Murray shot an efficient 71% from the pinewood while recording ten points. Murray also grabbed five rebounds, dished out four assists and continued her tyranny on WBBL offences and passing lanes collecting two steals. 

Shequila Joseph led the bench with two blocks to go with her six points, five rebounds and three assists. Forward Chantel Charles, who just missed out on a double-double, had one of her most productive games of the season, contributing eight points, and eight rebounds, to go with t

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