Nottingham Wildcats1417161764Win
Newcastle Eagles Women161691051Loss

Below-strength Newcastle Eagles surrendered a first half lead as Nottingham Wildcats opened up their WBBL Cup campaign with a comfortable 64-51 win.

The North Group tie was too close to call after the opening 20 minutes with the visitors edging ahead 32-31.

But a Newcastle roster missing five front line players tired badly after the break to hand a powerful Nottingham side the initiative.

There has been much talk about the Eagles’ clear potential as trophy challengers following a summer of smart recruitment by playcaller Chris Bunten.

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