essex rebels wbbl game report
essex rebels wbbl game report

Essex Rebels Show Resilience Despite Challenging Back-To-Back Games

March 12, 2024
Essex Rebels vs Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles
Essex Rebels Suffer Setback as Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles Clinch Victory

In a hard-fought battle between the Essex Rebels and Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles, the Eagles took home the win. Despite the defeat, the Rebels showcased their resilience and determination throughout the game.

The first half saw Newcastle taking control early on, setting the tone with a commanding 11-point advantage after scoring 30 points. The Rebels, however, were quick to respond in the second quarter, closing the gap to only 4 points by halftime. Megan Haines played a crucial role in this comeback, scoring 6 points in quick successions and helping the Rebels narrow the scoreline to 43-47.

As the second half unfolded, Newcastle maintained a solid lead. The Eagles’ doubled their advantage to eight points in the 3rd quarter, leaving the Rebels with a challenging task.

Despite the Rebels’ valiant efforts, the Eagles’ ultimately secured a 16-point advantage at the end of the game, with a final score of 72-88 in favor of Newcastle.

The Rebels starters led the way with three players in double figures including steady Kat Tudor with 16, Megan Haines, 19 and Dayzsha Rogan adding 18. While the loss marks the end of the Rebels’ seven-game win streak, the team displayed tenacity and resilience, with Megan Haines and others stepping up in crucial moments. The Rebels remain a strong contender in the league.

Essex Rebels vs. Sheffield Hatters
Essex Rebels Show Resilience Despite Tough Loss to Sheffield Hatters

In a thrilling matchup against B. Braun Sheffield Hatters, the Essex Rebels displayed tremendous resilience, despite ultimately falling short with a final score of 83-74. The game was a seesaw battle from start to finish, showcasing the Rebels’ determination and fighting spirit.

The first half set the tone for an intense contest, with Essex eager to make amends for their recent loss against Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles. The Rebels took an early lead after winning the jump ball, only to face a strong comeback from Sheffield, who managed to establish a six-point lead. However, the Rebels quickly countered, demonstrating their ability to stay in the game and tying the score.

The evenly matched teams struggled to gain a significant advantage in the first quarter, setting the stage for a highly competitive matchup. Sheffield surged ahead at the beginning of the second quarter, taking a six-point lead. Nevertheless, the Rebels once again showcased their resilience, finishing the half with a three-point lead of their own.

The second half continued the back-and-forth battle, with both teams exchanging leads multiple times. Despite the Hatters gaining a 2-point advantage by the end of the 3rd quarter, the Rebels fought fiercely to stay in the game. The fatigue from playing two games in two days started to set in, but Essex remained steadfast in their pursuit of victory.

In the end, the Hatters secured a hard-fought 83-74 win with a nine-point advantage. Although Sheffield emerged victorious, the Rebels’ performance was commendable, especially considering the challenges they faced.

The Essex Rebels were led by WBBL All-Star Kat Tudor’s double double of 13 points and 10 rebounds and Dayzsha Rogan’s 18 point performance. With a weekend off ahead, the Rebels look to bounce back strong.

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