Gems Victors In Titans Clash

Encon Derbyshire Gems 83-68 Northampton Titans

A remarkable display of three point shooting by Jo Claydon bombed the Gems to victory over Northampton by 83–68. The sharp shooting Claydon connected from range on four successive attempts in the third quarter to set up a platform for the home side to take victory.

Jo Claydon finished with 31 points as the Gems remain unbeaten this season. Claydon was well supported in scoring by Kendal James and Rachel Campbell who scored 17 and 16 respectively.

This was hardly a vintage performance by the Gems as the visitors determinedly hung around the game with a series of hard nosed plays.

However, the Gems outscored Northampton and that will be the thing that mattered most as they moved from 35–32 up at the interval to a comfortable 83–68 victory.

Gems Scorers; Jo Claydon 31, Kendal James 17, Rachel Campbell 16, Kate Loftus 7, Steph Ogdon 7,Helena Palmer 5.

The Gems now move onto a top of the table clash against a much fancied Ipswich side at Killamarsh next Sunday afternoon. This will be the first of a trilogy of games between the two sides in league play.

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