Manchester Mystics claim first ever WBBL Cup

Manchester Mystics claimed the inaugural WBBL Cup final by overcoming Nottingham Wildcats 71-60 at the Barclaycard Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Rheanna Bailey led all scorers with 23 points and 13 rebounds for the victorious Mystics but it was Great Britain international Dominque Allen who claimed MVP honours with 21 points and 11 boards with an overall index rating of +30, five greater than Bailey.

Another Great Britain international and Mystics captain Georgia Jones added 16 points as she lifted the first WBBL Cup in front of her dad and Manchester head coach Jeff Jones.

Lauren Hebert led the Wildcats with 13.

The game began Cup finals day in Birmingham with Newcastle Eagles facing Glasgow Rocks later on in the afternoon.

BIRMINGHAM – JANUARY 15: Father and Daughter; Jeff Jones and Georgia Jones with the silerware after the Mystics beat the Nottingham Wildcats on January 15th, 2017 at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 Ahmedphotos. Photo by Mansoor Ahmed/Ahmedphotos.

BIRMINGHAM – JANUARY 15: Head Coach of the Manchester Mystics Jeff Jones in action during the 2017 WBBL Cup final between the Manchester Mystics and the Nottingham Wildcats on January 15th, 2017 at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 Ahmedphotos. Photo by Mansoor Ahmed/Ahmedphotos.

BIRMINGHAM – JANUARY 15: Georgia Jones #8 of the Manchester Mystics in action during the 2017 WBBL Cup final between the Manchester Mystics and the Nottingham Wildcats on January 15th, 2017 at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 Ahmedphotos. Photo by Mansoor Ahmed/Ahmedphotos.