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Suns finally get their hands on the WBBL Championship

Sevenoaks Suns continue to go from strength to strength as they consolidated their status as a powerhouse basketball franchise by lifting their first WBBL Championship success on Saturday night. And how apt that they should do so at the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester.

Suns locked out Manchester Mystics 44-57 to write another chapter of their history, having won the WBBL Trophy and WBBL Play-Offs last season.

The win also made up for losing the recent Betty Codona WBBL Trophy Final to Leicester Riders by edging out their rivals for the league title. The Suns always held the upper hand off the back of their stifling defence which was evident right from the tip-off. Ta’Yani Clark caught the eye with an efficient 16 points from 66% shooting, while Cat Carr was just one assist short of a triple-double after scoring 11 points and harvesting 14 boards.

The Mystics final points tally speaks volumes – as does the fact that Suns had 8 different scorers. The Suns leading scorers were Ta’Yani Clark (16), Chantelle Pressley (13) and Cat Carr (11).
They will be strongly fancied to now make it back to The O2 and the potential prospect of defending their Play-Off silverware next month.

Enthused Head Coach, Len Busch said of the win: “We have deserved this due to hard work, playing together and believing in ourselves.

“The road has been hard and we have faced our obstacles, but that’s what makes this group really special. They have earned this win and the Championship. I’m truly delighted for them,” he added.

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