Mansfield Giants ladies beat Nottingham Wildcats after strong second half display

The Mansfield Giants women’s team completed their Season in style with a 66-49 revenge win over Nottingham Wildcats II.

By Sports Reporter
Monday, 3rd March 2014, 6:21 pm

The game was tense from tip off, with both teams wanting a win under their belts.

The teams were completely opposite in style with Giants being outpaced by the younger, faster Wildcats team.

However, Giants used their strength and experience from the outset, taking control of the first few offences to take a 5five point lead with no reply.

However, Wildcats regrouped to break down the strong Giants defense to score some easy layups.

But the home team kept their composure to take the first quarter 13-7.

In the second quarter, Wildcats dug deep to pull back the deficit, scoring some big outside shots to out score the home side by three points.

But in the second half Giants dominated the boards and got out on some quick fast breaks, in what was becoming a very physical game.

Again, Wildcats wouldn’t go down without a fight, playing tough defense and forcing Giants to make some unforced errors.

But the damage had been done, and giants experience saw the team stay in control of the whole second half, finishing the game 66-49.

That tops off the Women’s season with them currently sitting in 5th position on 7 wins and 7 loses in EBL Division 2 North.