BA London Lions got themselves in a hole early as they went down 49-69 at the hands of Nottingham Wildcats on Friday evening at the Copper Box Arena, London.
Reigning WBBL MVP Ashley Harris scored her side’s first 13 points on her way to a 39-point, 16-rebound outing, as Nottingham led 24-12 after the opening period. Despite BA getting the lead back down to 5 in the second period, it’s as close as they would get, falling in the second half.
Christinas Gaskin had 18 points to lead BA, Urysla Cotton joined her in double figures with 12 points, whilst Charlotte Ellmore had 8.
“Disappointed with the result and the performance,” Head Coach Mark Clark said.
“Obviously, Ashley Harris is an incredibly good player but to allow her to start the game the way we did, really did didn’t give us an opportunity to compete. Did a great job of getting back into the game though before the half, Christina Gaskin was good but obviously a lot to work on and that’s the only way we can respond.”
BA Lions came up with nine rejections on the defensive end, but they also allowed 19 offensive rebounds with the Wildcats dominating the battle on the boards.
BA return to action in the New Year when they face Manchester Mystics on January 7 at 2pm at home.
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