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WBBL
January 17, 2021
Report: Eagles WBBL 39-66 Leicester Riders

Newcastle Eagles head to Oaklands Wolves next weekend desperate for a change in fortunes following a heavy defeat at the hands of Leicester Riders. Chris Bunten’s winless side remains bottom of the WBBL Championship on the back of a fourth straight league loss. And Newcastle never looked like challenging the 2021 cup finalists after a…

WBBL
December 21, 2020
Report: BA London Lions 85-72 Eagles WBBL

A stirring final quarter fightback wasn’t enough to save Newcastle Eagles from a third successive WBBL Championship loss in London. Chris Bunten’s battling side clinched the fourth period 23-13 as the homecourt Lions found themselves in serious foul trouble and tiring fast. But the damage had been done during a first half to forget with…

WBBL
December 14, 2020
Report: Eagles WBBL 47-75 Sevenoaks Suns

It’s back to the drawing board for Chris Bunten after a 0-2 start to the league season dented any early-season optimism on Tyneside. Double defeat during a difficult opening weekend puts Newcastle Eagles WBBL on the back foot ahead of next weekend’s trip to London Lions. And Bunten faces a Herculean task restoring confidence to…

WBBL
December 13, 2020
Report: Manchester Mystics 82-56 Eagles WBBL

Newcastle Eagles face the toughest examination of their title credentials when they host Sevenoaks Suns tonight — just 24 hours after a dire blowout defeat against red hot Manchester. Heavy rain caused a leaky roof and forced a last-minute court switch ahead of yesterday’s WBBL Championship opener at the National Basketball Performance Centre. And a…

WBBL
November 30, 2020
Report: Eagles WBBL 71-96 Leicester Riders (WBBL Cup)

Battling Newcastle Eagles WBBL bowed out of this season’s WBBL Cup but basketball was the winner on Tyneside as an absorbing clash provided a thrilling advert for the women’s game. Newcastle’s 96-71 defeat to Leicester didn’t tell the true story as a late burst from the Riders put the gloss on a deceiving scoreline. And…

WBBL
November 23, 2020
Report: Eagles WBBL 78-68 Manchester Mystics

On February 16 a Giulia Simioni three-pointer set the seal on a comfortable win for Newcastle Eagles WBBL against London Lions in a one-sided championship clash. Who knew it would be another nine months until elite women’s basketball would return to Tyneside? During that time the very future of Newcastle’s WBBL team was in doubt…

WBBL
March 8, 2020
Report: Sheffield Hatters 87-65 Eagles WBBL

Newcastle Eagles suffered a serious setback in their bid to bag a top two spot after slipping to only a third WBBL defeat in 14 matches. A feisty finish at fierce rivals Sheffield Hatters saw three Newcastle stars foul out in the fourth quarter. And the Eagles move to an 11-3 record with eight games…

WBBL
March 1, 2020
Report: Essex Rebels 68-70 Eagles WBBL

Newcastle Eagles survived an almighty scare on the road after edging a nip and tuck WBBL clash against struggling Essex Rebels. Chris Bunten’s side surrendered a 12-point lead and almost blew their big chance to join Leicester Riders at the top of the Championship table. But Lisa Koop and Mante Kvederaviciute kept their cool from…

WBBL
February 17, 2020
Report: Eagles WBBL 64-49 BA London Lions

Newcastle Eagles moved to 9-2 in the WBBL Championship standings thanks to a shooting masterclass from forwards Georgia Orhdorf and Mante Kvederaviciute in their 64-49 win over London Lions. Heading into the contest, the hosts knew that a win would continue to put pressure on Leicester Riders and Sevenoaks Suns, who sit first and second…