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Rebels Women Shine in the Last Home Game of 2023

December 20, 2023

In a festive display at the Rebels Christmas Special, the Essex Rebels Women took an early lead against B Braun Sheffield Hatters and never looked back, securing a well-deserved victory. The Rebels wasted no time asserting their dominance, storming ahead in the first quarter with an impressive scoreline of 25-4.

As the game progressed, Sheffield Hatters found some rhythm, attempting to claw their way back into contention. However, the Rebels maintained their shooting threat, entering halftime with a comfortable lead at 40-31. The first-half performance showcased the Rebels’ offensive prowess and resilience, setting the stage for a promising second half.

In the third quarter, the Rebels continued to maintain their lead, heading into the final stretch with a score of 60-50. Despite Sheffield’s efforts, the Rebels never allowed their grip on the game to loosen, demonstrating their overall dominance on both ends of the court. The final whistle blew with the Rebels securing a well-earned 75-67 victory.

Top scorers for the Rebels included Darcy Rees and Megan Haines, each contributing 16 points to the team’s success. Claire Paxton showcased her playmaking skills, leading the Rebels in assists with 4. Darcy Rees continued her impressive performance in the paint, leading the league with an average of 13.9 rebounds per game and 1.4 blocks per game. Additionally, Kat Tudor showcased her proficiency by ranking in the top 3 in the league for field goals made.

The Rebels’ comprehensive victory adds to their positive momentum in the league, highlighting their ability to control the game from the early stages. As they look ahead to their upcoming clash against Cardiff on the 18th before the Christmas break, the Rebels will aim to carry this winning spirit into the next phase of the season.

The Christmas Special at the Essex Sport Arena provided fans with an early holiday treat, showcasing the Rebels’ skill, teamwork, and determination. The team’s performance not only solidifies their position in the league standings but also leaves fans eager to see what the new year holds for this formidable Essex Rebels Women’s team.

The next home game will be on the 13 January, as the Rebels Women will face Leicester Riders in the Trophy Quarterfinals of the British Basketball League. Tickets available on the Essex Rebels Eventbrite.

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