Apr 24, 2023
London Lions women secured a second consecutive Women’s British Basketball League Championship after beating Caledonia Gladiators 79-60.
The Lions have been dominant in the league this season with the latest success pushing their record to 19 wins and just one loss, which was against Caledonia last time round.
The success means both Lions teams have won their respective leagues and proven that they are the best basketball teams in the country.
London Lions player Azania Stewart said: "It's a fantastic moment for us to win the WBBL Championship. Caledonia are a great team and played brilliantly to beat us earlier in the season but we are a team who continue to develop and evolve and we played a great game to secure the victory.
"We are battle-tested and have overcome adversity throughout this season. I am so proud of my team, my individual goal was to go back to back and complete another domestic clean sweep - there's one more to win and we are now focused on the WBBL play-offs."
General manager of London Lions, Vanja Cernivec, added: “I’m extremely proud of this group, all credit goes to our players and staff who have stuck together.
"Their level of commitment, sacrifice and dedication to achieve a common goal has been amazing.
"I would also like to recognise and congratulate the WBBL league and all the teams involved who have stepped up this season and competed at a high level. We look forward to the WBBL play-offs ahead.”
The women’s team became part of the London Lions in 2017, when the WBBL team Barking Abbey Crusaders and the men's professional team formed a partnership.
The Lions will now head into WBBL play-off action against Newcastle Eagles on Bank Holiday Monday.