Streams/recaps: London Lions advance as group winners -

Streams/recaps: London Lions advance as group winners

London Lions are entering EuroCup Women for a third successive season as they look to make more history with a strong-looking roster.

The British side failed to qualify for the EuroLeague Women regular season after a two-legged defeat against Hungarian side DVTK, despite recording their first win in the competition in the second leg.

London have reached the EuroCup playoffs in each of the past two seasons and come up against two teams that they played in the 2021-22 group phase.

Next game:
(H) vs Rutronik Stars Keltern (1-3) – Wed 29th November, 7pm

London Lions 93-53 Castors Braine – 21st November

London Lions continued their perfect start to the regular season with an impressive success over second-placed Castors Braine to secure top spot. Holly Winterburn hit six triples in the first half on the way to a 22-point performance along with seven steals with Karlie Samuelson also adding 22 points with six threes.

Box score, HERE.

Previous games:

London Lions 79-60 GDESSA Barriero – 26th October

London Lions ensured they qualified for the playoffs for a third successive year after a dominant victory made it four wins from four in the regular season. It was another leading performance from GB captain Temi Fagbenle with a 26-point haul along with nine rebounds and five assists.

Karlie Samuelson added 19 points with eight rebounds, four assists and four steals as the Lions did the damage early with a 28-16 opening quarter in their first home game. A win for Castors Braine cemented London’s top two spot and a place in the next round.

Rutronik Stars Keltern 50-93 London Lions – 25th October

It was a third consecutive road win for London Lions as they swept aside Rutronik Stars Keltern by 43 points in Germany. Temi Fagbenle top scored with 21 points as part of six players in double figures with Holly Winterburn nearing a triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.

The Lions never conceded more than 14 points in a quarter and dominated the middle periods with 57 points to power clear for another impressive victory.

Castors Braine 76-87 London Lions – 18th October

London Lions made it two wins from two on the road as they secured an important 11-point triumph over Castors Braine. The visitors had five players in double figures as they eventually pulled clear for the win.

Karlie Samuelson had another strong game with a team-high 19 points, while Savannah Wilkinson impressed off the bench with 16 points – 8-9 shooting – and eight boards with Temi Fagbenle and Juicy Landrum both adding 15 points apiece.

GDESSA Barreiro 55-91 London Lions – 11th October

London Lions used a dominant second quarter on their way to an opening victory in the regular season. The visitors trailed 15-9 after a slow start, before outscoring their Portuguese opponents 31-4 to take control of the contest.

Temi Fagbenle starred with 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists with Shanice Beckford-Norton providing a spark off the bench with 16 and Karlie Samuelson adding 15 points along with seven boards.

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