Betty Codona Classic Day 2 - Semi-Finals -

Betty Codona Classic Day 2 – Semi-Finals

Opening day of the Betty Codona Classic saw four teams advance, setting us up with two exciting semi-finals today.


1:00pm: Loughborough v Cardiff
Loughborough booked their place in the inaugural Betty Codona Classic final, with 60-53 win over Cardiff Archers in the semi-final at Nottingham Basketball Centre on Saturday afternoon.

The two teams matched each other blow for blow in the first half, and despite Cardiff holding a 4 point leading heading into the final period, an 18-7 quarter for Loughborough saw them advance.

“It was a very good 40 minutes of basketball, and it really could’ve gone either way down the stretch,” said Matt Harber, Loughborough’s Head Coach.

“Credit to our group who stuck to what we knew and played the way we had discussed. Physically it’s going to be difficult tomorrow, no matter which team progresses. We’ll be ready and compete to the best of our ability.”

Mackenzie Westcott had an 18 point, 11 rebound double double to lead Loughbourough, with Maaja Bratka finishing with 11 and 12.

Emilie Ravn had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead Cardiff.

Box score

5:00pm: Sheffield v Nottingham
It will be a Nottingham versus Loughborough final, after the Wildcats dispatched of City of Sheffield Hatters 78-72 in the semi-final on Saturday evening.

Adrian Ritchie went off again for Nottingham, scoring 31 points, as she took her total through two games to 65 points. It was the pivotal third quarter that Nottingham got the cushion they needed, winning the period 22-14.

Despite a comeback from Sheffield in the fourth, it wasn’t enough as Wildcats booked their place in the final.

Samantha Baranowski added 15 for Wildcats, with Jessica Scannell finishing with 13.

Steph Gandy’s 22 points and 11 rebounds were not enough to see Sheffield through.

Box score.

Remaining Schedule

Sunday 5th January
1:00pm: Final – Loughborough vs Nottingham

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