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Women
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…

Women
January 30, 2021
Report: Essex Rebels 90-82 Eagles WBBL

A beaten but unbowed Ali Gorrell bagged the highest individual score in WBBL Championship history as Newcastle Eagles slipped to an agonising defeat at Essex. Newcastle’s in-form skipper dropped a massive 40 points on the homecourt Rebels. And Gorrell added an eye-catching 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals on a career-cementing afternoon in the…

Women
January 30, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL at Essex Rebels

Abby Lowe can become the ace in the Eagles’ pack following her best effort yet in a Newcastle vest. That’s the verdict of playcaller Chris Bunten ahead of this weekend’s rearranged trip to Essex Rebels. Lowe played all 45 minutes in last weekend’s thrilling overtime win at Oaklands Wolves and landed a spot in the…

Women
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…

Women
February 29, 2020
Preview: Eagles WBBL at Essex Rebels

Chris Bunten could be without both of his leading scorers as Newcastle Eagles bid to win on the road at Essex Rebels tonight. Georgia Ohrdorf is out of action for at least two weeks after rolling her ankle in a university clash earlier this week. And Mante Kvederaviciute has not trained all week after reporting…

Women
October 27, 2019
Report: Eagles WBBL 90-80 Essex Rebels

Lisa Koop enjoyed a breakout game in the WBBL as the unstoppable German bagged 28 points and 15 rebounds to lead Newcastle Eagles to a first league win of the season. The veteran centre had threatened to rack up the big numbers earlier this month – only for foul trouble to limit her minutes. And…

Women
October 26, 2019
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Essex Rebels

Chris Bunten insists his fast-improving roster would be wrong to underestimate Essex Rebels ahead of tomorrow’s winnable WBBL Championship clash. But the Newcastle coach is excited to see how his players react to last weekend’s battling defeat at the hands of all-conquering Sevenoaks Suns. Bunten is back on Tyneside following a flying visit to the…

Women
March 17, 2019
Report: Eagles WBBL vs Essex Rebels

A dominant display under the boards from experienced forward Kara Bonenberger and 24 points in 26 minutes from Georgia Ohrdorf underpinned a vital victory for Newcastle Eagles last night. The former hauled down an eye-popping 23 rebounds on her way to yet another top flight double double. And Ohrdorf enjoyed her best night yet in…

Women
March 16, 2019
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Essex Rebels

Chris Bunten is convinced a run to this year’s BUCS Championship final can have a positive effect on a roster chasing WBBL Play-Off glory. Many of Newcastle Eagles’ players also turn out for Northumbria University’s Premier North side – competing at the top level of college basketball in the UK. And earlier this week Northumbria…