Barking Abbey's Cassie Breen knocks down a jump shot. Photo credit: Mansoor Ahmed.

By Milo Clay

Wildcats head coach Kenrick Liburd admits he was frustrated after his team fell to defeat against the BA London Lions. 

The Lions stormed to a 94-74 victory, meaning the Wildcats have dropped to fourth in the Championship standings.

Liburd was disappointed by his teams performance, but took nothing away from Barking Abbey.

He said: “It was a good performance from Barking, but I’m disappointed with the way we defended in the first-half.

“We now have two weeks to get some practices in and get us moving in the right direction again.”

Barking Abbey’s Cassie Breen put on a show as she scored 35 points, 29 of which were in the first half.

Jasmine Joyner did provide some resistance for the Wildcats as she rallied to score 37, with 13 rebounds on the day.

The team will now head away for the international break, but face back-to-back games when they return.

On 13th February they face a road trip to the Manchester Met Mystics, who currently sit eighth in the Championship with a record of 1-1.

The following day the Wildcats will return home to Nottingham and play Caledonia Pride, who have the same record as the Mystics.

Head coach Kenrick Liburd and his Wildcats team will be hoping to get back on track as they aim for the top two places in the league.