Newcastle Eagles’s women’s squad won 84-48 on the road at Cardiff Met Archers, taking a step closer to top spot.
Chris Bunten’s side performed strongly throughout with big first and third quarters moving the Eagles well clear of their Welsh opponents.
Captain Giulia Simioni dominated proceedings, topping both scoring and assist standings, scoring 21 and assisting 11 on the way to the 36 point victory.
Holding a 12 point lead after the first 10, the Archers would take their only quarter win in Q2, outscoring the visitor 17-16, but the Eagles were up 33-22 at the break.
And a massive third quarter, with scoring from all over the floor on the way to a 30-11 Q3 score, would make the Eagles comfortable for the final 10 minutes.
Seven unanswered points, including a three from Ruth Thornley, to start the final quarter would only add to the Eagles dominance. Georgia Ohrdorf, Lisa Koop and Anja Fuchs-Robetin also recorded double-doubles in the win.
Elsewhere, the all conquering Sevenoaks Suns saw a run of 34 straight wins brought to an end by Nottingham Wildcats to tie them top of the WBBL. Bunten’s side retain within touching distance of the top two, two points behind with a game in hand.