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London Lions power past Sheffield Hatters to reach Cup final

London Lions powered their way into the WBBL Cup final for the first time after defeating Sheffield Hatters 66-100 on the road, on Saturday afternoon.

Jo Leedham-Warner starred with 27 points, seven rebounds and five assists with Shanice Beckford-Norton adding 21 points and eight rebounds in all-round team effort.

Azania Stewart had 14 points with Steph Umeh adding 11 points, while Kennedy Leonard contributed 12 points, six rebounds, eight assists and five steals in the win.

The Lions set the tone as they jumped out to an 11-27 start in the first quarter and had a commanding 20-point advantage going into the half-time break.

Mark Clark’s side could become the sixth different winner of the competition in its sixth edition. They will face either Newcastle Eagles or Leicester Riders in January’s final in Birmingham.

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