Basketball: Whitworth Commonwealth medallist accepts trophy as team win Women's British Basketball League

Date published: 12 March 2019

Mollie Campbell, Whitworth’s Commonwealth silver medallist, has led her basketball team, Leicester Riders, to victory in the Women's British Basketball League.

Leicester Riders retained the WBBL Trophy in the final at Glasgow Emirates Arena on Sunday (10 March), winning 76-74 against first-time finalists Durham Palatinates.

Mollie, who captains the team, accepted the trophy on behalf of the team, which currently sits second in the league.

The WBBL Championship finals take place at London’s O2 Arena on 19 May.

Mollie is also training hard ahead of the international EuroBasket tournament, which takes place between 27 June and 7 July in Latvia.

She said: “Collecting the trophy on Sunday was fab. I’m currently just training hard to put myself in the best position I can for potential selection for EuroBasket. In our group we have Spain, Ukraine and hosts Latvia.”

Mollie was the youngest player of England's basketball squad that won a silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, and hopes to partake in the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Her basketball career began at the age of 12, when she followed in her brother’s footsteps and took up the sport, playing for Manchester Mystics.

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