IT was a day to remember for both sets of players as the first game in the first-ever Wheelchair Basketball Women’s Premier League ended with Loughborough Lightning beating Worcester Wolves at the University Arena.

Loughborough took the upper hand in the first quarter and led the way with a score of 13-6.

In the second quarter, Worcester improved but the visitors turned on the style at the four-minute mark, doubling their lead in a span of a minute with Siobhan Fitzpatrick netting two back-to-back field goals followed by a turnover which Loughborough capitalised on.

At the half-mark of the game, Lightning had a 34-19 lead.

Wolves began the third quarter trying to eat into the 15-point gap. They came as close as 10 points and played the best quarter of the game but at the same time, Loughborough were able to keep on scoring.

In a low scoring final quarter, Loughborough managed to hold off the charging Wolves and took the match and the first-ever BWB game by a score of 58-41.

That was not all the action at the University Arena as the Worcester Wolves Women took to the court. 

They were taking on Reading Rockets in their Women's National Basketball League Division One clash.

Both teams went neck and neck from the first tip-off taking turns in scoring. The whole first quarter went by with either of the teams gaining more than a two-point advantage until in the last seconds when Rockets’ Jessie Ford made a two-point layup to end the quarter with a score of 19-15.

Both Nunez’ of the game – Reading’s Candela Hermida and Wolves’ Chandré – were on fire from the first buzzer, netting 7 points apiece in the first quarter and continued on the same route in the second.

Rockets were able to take the edge on the second extending their lead by five points to a score of 38-29.

After halftime Wolves returned to the court trying to come back from a 9-point deficit and they did well to reduce that to five points but mistakes were costing them.

Wolves gave up three turnovers from bad passes in the third and two of them resulted in Reading field goals.

Candela Hermida Nunez started the last quarter with two 3 pointers in 30 seconds giving her team a solid 14 point lead.

After that, Wolves’ players left everything on the court gaining on the visitors lead. In the end, the Rockets were able to hang on and take a victory with a score of 70-78.