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WBBL
July 22, 2021
Lowe And Behold…Abby’s Back!

Abby Lowe is chasing more Eagles highs after committing her immediate future to Newcastle’s exciting WBBL roster. Head coach Chris Bunten has been quick to return one of the hottest properties in British basketball as he builds a team capable of finishing in the top four. And Lowe, who saw her reputation soar during a…

WBBL
July 16, 2021
Bunten Channels Underdog Spirit

Chris Bunten is confident a potent mix of underdog spirit and greater strength in depth can propel Newcastle Eagles WBBL into top four contention next season. The experienced playcaller managed to fashion a playoff final team against all the odds at the conclusion of a colourful 2020/21 campaign. But a typically forthright Bunten admits mistakes…

WBBL
May 16, 2021
May Madness WBBL Play-Offs Final Preview

Newcastle Eagles will ride the emotional high of this month’s magical May Madness and look to wrap up a sensational Cinderella story with a smile on their faces. That’s the promise from captain Ali Gorrell as the women in black look to make it a hat-trick of huge WBBL upsets in this afternoon’s Play-Offs final….

WBBL
May 8, 2021
Report: Eagles Make The WBBL Play-Offs Final

Ali Gorrell wrote the latest chapter in Newcastle’s fairytale finish to the WBBL campaign with the titanic triple double that fired the Eagles into the 2021 playoff final. The league MVP contender added 10 assists and 11 rebounds to her game high 22 points as league champions Sevenoaks Suns were shown the door at this…

WBBL
April 25, 2021
Report: Nottingham Wildcats 85-74 Eagles WBBL

Frustrated Chris Bunten is calling for greater consistency and fewer lapses in concentration as Newcastle Eagles WBBL prepare for next weekend’s tilt at playoff glory. The women in black host Manchester Mystics this afternoon in a winnable final fixture of the regular season. And Bunten must hope that the momentum gained from a much-improved second…

WBBL
April 18, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Durham Palatinates

Chris Bunten has challenged his bench players to step up and take their chance following the surprise departure of Jorjah Smith. The Newcastle Eagles guard announced her return home just 48 hours before today’s North East derby against Durham Palatinates. But Bunten is ready to hand greater responsibility to Millie Oates and Mollie Arnold as…

WBBL
April 10, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL at Durham Palatinates

Derby day can’t come soon enough for determined Newcastle Eagles as Chris Bunten’s side goes in search of back-to-back wins against Durham and Oaklands. A week which saw results go the way of the fast-improving Tynesiders means the women in black remain on course for a top eight finish. And for the first time this…

WBBL
April 4, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Essex Rebels

Newcastle Eagles host surprise package Essex Rebels this afternoon with this season’s race for the playoffs gathering pace. Chris Bunten’s side have six games to secure their top eight place and complete one of the most unlikely comebacks in WBBL history. And Newcastle’s playcaller is targeting three wins from the next four fixtures to get…

WBBL
March 21, 2021
Report: Sevenoaks Suns 72-65 Eagles WBBL

Chris Bunten paid tribute to his beaten but unbowed Newcastle Eagles as the club’s thrilling three-game winning run came to a frustrating end in Surrey. Unbeaten Sevenoaks Suns maintained their WBBL hoodoo over the Tynesiders as Len Busch’s side edged an eye-catching clash down the stretch. But Bunten was delighted with the attitude and approach…