MVP Monakana leads Suns to historic maiden Cup title

Sevenoaks Suns claimed a first WBBL Cup title thanks in part to a vintage display from MVP Janice Monakana.

The Suns avenged last year’s Cup Final heartbreak with a 74-64 win against a valiant Durham Palatinates. The results sees Sevenoaks collect the final piece of the WBBL silverware jigsaw, having already won the Championship, Play-Offs and Trophy in previous seasons.

Sevenoaks produced a stunning third quarter – the 27 points scored by the Suns the most by any side in a quarter in WBBL Cup Final history – to blow the game wide open.

Veteran star Cat Carr gave a typically well-rounded performance with 14 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists but it was Monakana who stole the show. The star forward poured in a team-high 21 points and produced one of the all time great hustle plays to get her team going.

A special mention too must go to Betsy MacDonald who did her best to keep Durham in the contest, amassing 21 points that included a record six triples in the showpiece event.

WBBL Cup Final

Sevenoaks Suns 74-64 Durham Palatinates (19-14, 32-24, 59-40)

(Suns – Monakana 21, Carr 14, Garrido-Perez 12; Palatinates – MacDonald 21, Paxton 17, Fong 10)