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Rebels Women Secure First Win Of The Season In Nottingham

October 30, 2023

The Essex Rebels Women faced off against the Nottingham Wildcats in their first away game of the season. The game featured exciting plays, incredible comebacks, and standout performances from key players such as Kat Tudor and Dayzsha Rogan. The Rebels demonstrated resilience and determination, ultimately securing their first win of the season with a final score of 66- 93 that reflected their impressive performance.

The game started with a slow first half, during which both teams seemed to be testing the waters, finding their offensive rhythm, and adjusting to the opposing team’s strategies The first quarter ended with the Rebels holding a slim lead, with a score of 16-15. Their determination was evident, but they were aware of the challenges posed by the Wildcats. The Rebels continued to display strong teamwork and resilience during the second quarter, maintaining their lead. The halftime score stood at 38-33 in favour of the Rebels.

As the game progressed, the Wildcats made a push in the third quarter, closing the gap with determined play. However, the Rebels held onto their lead, and the score at the end of the third quarter was 57-52. It was a closely contested game, with both teams giving their all.

The final quarter was a defining moment for the Rebels. They took control of the game with impressive shooting from the perimeter, led by Tia Freeman and Kat Tudor. Their excellent perimeter shooting not only increased their lead but also demonstrated their offensive prowess and the impact of halftime adjustments. The final score showcased the Rebels’ dominance, as they outscored the Wildcats and secured the victory with a score of 93-66.

Key Performers for the Essex Rebels:

  • Kat Tudor: 28 points, 7 assists, and 2 steals
  • Dayzsha Rogan: 19 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists
  • Tia Freeman: 13 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals
  • Darcy Rees: 8 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks

Key Performers for the Nottingham Wildcats:

  • Jessica Wayne: 16 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assist
  • Marie Stewart: 13 points, 13 rebounds
  • Brooke Bjenko: 12 points, 10 rebounds

The Rebels’ victory marked an important milestone in their season, providing a boost of confidence and momentum as they enter the international break. The win against the Wildcats not only showcased the team’s resilience but also their potential for a successful season ahead. The Rebels will undoubtedly look to build on this performance and continue their journey in the league with determination and enthusiasm. Their next challenge awaits as they prepare for the 60th Anniversary Game against Oaklands Wolves on 18 November at 4pm at the Essex Sport Arena.

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