Rebels fall to the mighty Sevenoaks Suns in home opener
The WBBL championship campaign tipped off this past weekend as the Essex Rebels faced one of the most decorated clubs in the women’s professional league, having only lost 3 games during league play the last 4 seasons.
The home side started the game with every intention to neutralise the Suns fire power, but after a quick back and forth battle the game was in the suns favour. As they poured in 39 points while holding the Rebels to just 17 points.
Not much changed heading in to the second half as the suns continued to rely on their experience and the Rebels continued to struggle to get momentum going. Despite the final score line it was a great display of women’s professional basketball and live entertainment experienced by hundreds of fans in the Essex Sport Arena for the first time since February of 2020.
Head coach Tom Sadler had this to say after the game “ First off huge credit to the team behind the team in terms of the match day promotion and the event itself, love seeing this place packed with people enjoying the games. We have worked hard the past few seasons to create an entertaining game day experience, and its really paying off. However, the on court performance was not our finest display today, and we have a lot to work on and improve in the coming weeks to be the competitive side I know we can be in the WBBL.”
The Rebels Return to action next Saturday as they host Euro Cup side London Lions at 5pm in the Essex sport Arena. Tickets are on sale now at Eventbright.