London Lions
110
56
Oaklands Wolves

Lions reached the midway point in their WBBL regular season campaign with a perfect record following a convincing 110-56 victory at Oaklands Wolves, on Saturday.

Mark Clark's side never looked back after a 22-15 first period and a dominant 23-9 fourth quarter saw them run the score up.

Jo Leedham led a Lions' potent offence that saw seven players finish in double digits as the GB international finished with 21 points, five rebounds, three assists and as many steals. Cassie Breen came off the bench to finish with 17 points while Holly Winterburn missed s double-double by a single assist with 13 points and four steals. Kennedy Leonard also had nine assists to go with her 12 points, while Azania Stewart and Shanice Beckford-Norton had ten points apiece. Shaquilla Joseph marked her Lions debut with a ten-point, ten-rebound double-double in just 17 minutes  The home side, who were without player-coach Lauren Milligan, were led by 20 points from Lizzie Harrison, with the forward going five-from-eight from downtown.

Leedham opened the scoring but a pair of triples from Harrison saw the hosts match Lions during the early stages, and Wolves took a 13-9 lead midway through the first period before Leedham sparked a strong finish to the period as Breen and Joseph drained treys to send the visitors into the first break up by seven.

That was as good as it got for the home side as Breen's triple sparked a 7-0 run to the second period and a pair of Leonard triples followed by Jospeh's lay-up saw London go 41-20 up midway through the second period. They didn't slow the pace, as Leedham, Chantelle Charles and Winterburn all scored from the Land of Plenty to send the visitors into the locker room at half-time with a commanding 60-30 lead.

Stewart and Leedham hit six points apiece as Lions opened the third period on an 12-6 run, and back-to-back Breen triples saw the visitors reach the final break with an 87-47 lead,

Wolves scored the first four points of the final period but any thoughts that Lions would take their foot off the gas as Winterburn converted an and-one and Steph Umeh brought the century make up with 4:27 on the clock as Lions wrapped up a 12th straight league win.

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