Newcastle Eagles Women2122152078Win
Manchester Mystics1618241068Loss

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 and much has changed since last winter.

Europe-bound Simioni called time on her Eagles career, a crowdfunding campaign raised five figures for a team in turmoil and head coach Chris Bunten carefully remodelled last season’s title-challenging roster.

Watch highlights of Eagles WBBL vs Manchester Mystics