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Former Wildcats duo to shine with Suns

Janice Monakana and Vanessa Da Silva will continue to be team-mates in 2018-19 after the pair agreed a switch from Nottingham Wildcats to WBBL Championship and Play-Off winners, Sevenoaks Suns.

The duo will be the new faces in a Sevenoaks unit which will be looking to continue their recent domination and will be gunning for a third straight WBBL title at The 02 – as well as defending their league crown.

The addition of both players is exciting Head Coach, Len Busch, who has already secured the services of Renee Busch and 2017-18 MVP, Cat Carr.

He said: “I’m excited to have Janice join us this year. She was a big part of the England U18 team that I coached in 2012 and 2013.

“I know she struggled with injuries last year at Nottingham, but I know what she is capable of. She is explosive and can drive, shoot and rebound. I think if she manages to stay healthy, she will be an impact player for us.

“Meanwhile Vanessa is a veteran player who has been around for a while with both Brixton Topcats and Nottingham – as well as playing internationally for Portugal.

“She is a solid defender, good rebounder and I think she can fill a role in our programme and make us better,” added Busch.

Suns are expected to make further announcements on their roster later this week.

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