It was a busy weekend for Caledonia Pride as they played back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday. Up first saw Essex Rebels visiting the Crags where a slow start for Pride saw them trail behind for majority of the game. However, the final quarter saw Pride come out strong, determined not to go down without putting up a fight. Building pressure on the visitors and taking advantage of the many turnovers they forced, Pride managed to go on an 8-0 run, making it only five points between the teams. Despite the best efforts to pull the game back, Pride couldn’t quite keep up with the visitors and the game ended 66-74. However, there were still reasons to celebrate as 17-year-old Scottish Junior Internationalist Taryn Cummins made her Pride debut after recovering from a hip injury, and Sian Philips reached yet another milestone becoming only the second player ever to reach 100 steals for Pride. Read the full report here.
There was no time to rest for the team however, as they travelled down to Newcastle the next day to play the Eagles. This was the second time the two teams had come face to face this season, with the last meeting going Pride’s way. The game started close with both teams keeping each other on their toes, ending the first half with only 2 points between them. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be for Pride, as Eagles pulled away in the second half, winning the game 86-58. Read the full report here.
Over in the BBL, Glasgow Rocks welcomed visitors Worcester Wolves to the Emirates, where Rocks jumped into action. The game started well for Rocks, with the energy on court reflecting in the score as they finished the opening quarter 27-20. As the teams entered the second quarter, Wolves put up a fight to stay in the game, however the strong start to the game had lit a fire in the Rocks, as they attacked the rest of the game with determination and a hunger for the win. Despite Wolves doing their best to keep pace with Rocks, it wasn’t enough as Rocks managed to keep the lead from the very start, securing the all-important win, 89-81. Read the full report here.
Caledonia Pride next play Durham Palatinates at home on Sunday 23rd March, in a crucial game for Pride’s final league standings. Watch the game for free over on Pride’s YouTube channel
Glasgow Rocks will be looking to do the double on Worcester Wolves on Friday night, 19th March, this time away from home.