Eagles WBBL player Alison Gorrell has scooped the Molten Player of the Month award for January.
Gorrell averaged a double-double throughout the month, leading all scorers, while also breaking the WBBL Championship single game points record.
The 40 point haul came in an agonising 90-82 defeat at Essex Rebels.
Gorrell played all 40 minutes, shooting 51% from the field on 15-29 and 50% from outside the arc on 4-8 for her 40 points, with 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals.
That included 15 first quarter points as our Eagles established their lead, before succumbing to a late surge by the Rebels.
Gorrell also shone in Newcastle’s tight 91-87 overtime win against Oaklands Wolves, hitting 21 points including the lead stealing basket in overtime and pulled down 11 boards, while adding five assists.
The American guard drew 12 fouls in the game, attempting 19 free-throws.
Per game in January, our number 23 scored 25 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals.
Elsewhere on the leader boards Gorrell stands atop in total field goals made, total free-throws made, and has proven hard for everyone to handle as the second most fouled player.