Sevenoaks Suns beat Oakland Wolves 86-26 in what was a very dominant win from start to finish. Led by Janice Monakana’s 19 points off the bench, this victory made it 13 in a row for the Suns. Whilst their impressive offense was obviously on display, it was the Suns’ league best defence which shone through on Saturday afternoon, holding their opponents to single digit points in all four quarters. The first quarter gave a strong indication as to what was to come, with the home side exploding into an early 19-3 lead, a deficit the Wolves never got close to reducing. Monakana scored 12 of her 19 points in the first in addition to six each from Julia Koppl and Frankie Wurtz. Another controlling quarter saw the Suns again score 22 and only allow 5 which gave them a lead of 34 at half time. Whilst Monakana did most of her damage in the first half, captain Cat Carr took over the second, contributing all over the floor and almost putting up a triple double as she ended the contest with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Quarters three and four were almost identical to the first two, with the Suns’ producing consistent offensive and defensive output throughout. Alleke Allum’s jumpshot in the final seconds ensured a 60-point margin of victory, by far the largest of the season. Wurtz ended with 17 points and 14 rebounds on an efficient 70%, with Renee Busch just one point and rebound shy of a double double herself. The previously mentioned league’s best defence held the Wolves to a field goal percentage of just 16%, showing everyone why they are the only team to hold their opponents under 30% across the season. This 13th win solidifies Sevenoaks Suns’ position at the top of the WBBL Championship, ahead of the London Lions. They now face a trip to 3rd place Sheffield Hatters looking to extend their winning run to 14.
Author: Angelia Ronayne