Myerscough alum Erin Hikin wins WBBL Trophy with Leicester

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PRESTON, England – Myerscough alumni Erin Hikin won the WBBL Trophy with the Leicester Riders last Sunday following a 70-66 win over the Durham Palatines.

The Myerscough Class of 2018 graduate, who made her WBBL debut on Oct. 27 against the Palatines, played just over five minutes in the championship game at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

Hikin averaged 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 points and an assist in just over 10 minutes per game during the Riders’ run to a third-straight WBBL Trophy. The guard, meanwhile, saw action in 12 games throughout the 2019-20 season.

“It’s still so surreal to have won the whole tournament,” said Hikin. “It was something we trained for since the start of the season and to have achieved a goal like that is amazing. If you would have asked me at the start of the season, I would never have thought I would be playing for one of the best female teams in the country.

“Every time I step on the court I want to prove to everybody how much I want to be there and to progress into being a better player. Since being part of the Riders Women’s team, I have only grown and I can’t think the people around me enough for making that happen.”

Hikin is currently studying Sports Science and Management at Loughborough University.

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Allen Gunn is a graduate of the University of Salford with a Masters degree in Journalism.