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December 13, 2020
Report: Manchester Mystics 82-56 Eagles WBBL

Newcastle Eagles face the toughest examination of their title credentials when they host Sevenoaks Suns tonight — just 24 hours after a dire blowout defeat against red hot Manchester. Heavy rain caused a leaky roof and forced a last-minute court switch ahead of yesterday’s WBBL Championship opener at the National Basketball Performance Centre. And a…

December 12, 2020
Preview: Eagles WBBL Double-Header Weekend

EAGLES WBBL AT MYSTICS EAGLES WBBL VS SUNS Aussie ace Jorjah Smith is convinced a fully fit Newcastle Eagles roster can mix it with the WBBL’s big guns this season. And the ex-Manchester Mystic is relishing this afternoon’s trip to her former club before tomorrow’s homecourt showdown with Sevenoaks Suns. Smith was a key close-season…

November 23, 2020
Report: Eagles WBBL 78-68 Manchester Mystics

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…

November 22, 2020
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Manchester Mystics (WBBL Cup)

Newcastle Eagles WBBL will be boosted by the return of Euro stars Mante Kvederaviciute and Lisa Koop as elite women’s basketball returns to Tyneside tonight. The experienced internationals missed the club’s long-awaited comeback earlier this month as Chris Bunten’s side slipped to defeat in Nottingham. But the return of two of the WBBL’s biggest names…

November 20, 2020
Distilling Support For WBBL

As the first home tip-off for our Women’s British Basketball Team looms this weekend we are pleased to announce the support of North East based gin distillers, WL Distillery. Founder and managing director Scott Wilson-Laing’s passion for gin and helping others made taking up the opportunity to sponsor our WBBL team for the 2020-21 season an…

December 9, 2019
Report: Eagles WBBL 63-52 Manchester Mystics

Coach of the Month Chris Bunten is one victory away from this season’s WBBL Cup final after guiding in-form Newcastle to another big win. The Eagles join derby rivals Durham Palatinates in today’s semi-final draw following a thrilling tie on Tyneside. And few would bet against Bunten’s roster bagging a place in the first of 2020’s…

December 7, 2019
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Manchester Mystics

Super skipper Giulia Simioni is adamant a raft of awards won’t distract Newcastle Eagles WBBL from the bigger picture. The Swiss star made this week’s All Star five for the first time this season following a standout display against Cardiff. Team-mate Georgia Ohrdorf went on to lift the Molten WBBL Player of the Month award…

November 24, 2019
Report: Eagles WBBL 82-75 Sheffield Hatters

A nerveless second half display from Newcastle Eagles WBBL laid the foundation for an eye-catching 82-75 win against Sheffield Hatters. And a second victory in two days against a top four rival set the seal on a perfect weekend for Chris Bunten’s fast-improving roster. An inspired Mante Kverderaviciute fell just three assists short of what…

November 22, 2019
Preview: Eagles WBBL at Mystics and vs Hatters

Newcastle Eagles can bring the X Factor to the WBBL this season thanks to one of the strongest starting fives in the country. That’s the bullish verdict of head coach Chris Bunten ahead of this weekend’s double header test against two of the league’s title contenders. Manchester Mystics and Sheffield Hatters both bagged top four…