Photos and Videos from the First Day at Betty Codona Classic 2015 !!
The post was MUCH longer – but when it all gets deleted for some off reason at 11.40pm … you just leave it to the short version over night and finish it off in the morning. But for those of you still awake – few video interview and photos from the first day of action in Sheffield.
First video clip and interviews – from Leicester Riders vs Manchester Mystics (both coaches and Maaja Bratka)
Riders vs Mystics
Second video clip and interviews – from Sheffield Hatters vs Cardiff Archers (both coaches and Helen Naylor)
Hatters vs Archers
Third video clip and interviews – from last two games of the day (coaches of Barking/Northumbria and Wildcats)
Barking vs Northumbria / Nottingham vs Suns
First day of the Betty Codona Classic in Sheffield saw four games – three quite clear wins (by numbers) and one closer battle.
Game that ran the closest was Barking Abbey vs Northumbria – the ‘women in black’ almost dug themselves out of a 20 point hole, with a chance to make it a two point game in the final minutes. But with the miss, and Barking’s Bratlova hitting a BIG three at the other end from the following attach.. it was a seven point game – instead of two. Giryanova sunk four out of four from the charity stripe as Barking held on to the win and progressed into the Cup semi-final vs Nottingham Wildcats.
Other three games saw clear winners, with Leicester Riders, Sheffield Hatters and Nottingham Wildcats taking the road to semi-finals of BCC 2015.
– Top scorer of the day : Carmen Reynolds/Nottingham Wildcats with 30 points
– Top rebounder of the day : Kayla Mobley/Northumbria with 13 rebounds.
– Pass of the day : Gabby Nikitinaite/Sevenoaks Suns with behind the back from a fast break (no basket, but free-throws were made.. so just for the sheer visual pleasure.. this takes the top spot!)
Saturday’s Semi-Finals (of Cup and Plate)
Manchester Mystics vs Cardiff Archers
Leicester Riders – Sheffield Hatters
Sevenoaks Suns – Northumbria
Nottingham Wildcats – Barking Abbey