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Sevenoaks Suns start new WBBL season with a win and a defeat

Sevenoaks Suns put on a dominant display away at Oakland Wolves at the start of October, winning by a commanding 72 points, with six of their seven players in double figures. Starting off hot, Suns set the pace and scored an impressive 34 points in the first quarter.

During the second quarter, Suns defence really took control of the game, allowing Wolves to score just five points, while scoring 31 themselves. They were led by team captain and top scorer Renee Busch who scored 28 points with 6/11 from behind the 3-point line and went into the break up by 38 points (27-65).

The second half was much of the same and despite a valiant effort from the Wolves players, especially Kizzy Spence who shot 40% from outside the three, Sevenoaks were firmly on top, winning the third quarter 24-9 and the fourth 33-14.

In September, Sevenoaks faced last season’s WBBL Championship winners BA London Lions at the Copperbox Arena and unfortunately came out on the wrong side of a 83-72 score line. Former WNBA standout, Mikiah Herbert Harrigan stood out, leading Lions with a fantastic double-double of 22 points, on 7/11 shooting and 12 rebounds. Renee Busch led all scorers in vain for the Suns with 25 points.

The visitors were as bright as the sun to begin with as Sevenoaks went to the teeth of the Lions intimidating defensive core and found success at the foul line as a result.

London forced Sevenoaks into turnovers, and turned them into points at the other end, aiming to blow the game open.

But the Suns were determined not to stay in the dark, remaining poised with smart team basketball, highlighted by a lay-up for Judit Fritz. It was ultimately not enough though as Sevenoaks start their long season with a win and a defeat.

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