Basketball

  • Drew Lasker is hoping for cup success this season

    Drew Lasker elated after reaching BBL Cup final

    December 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Newcastle Eagles guard Drew Lasker was smiling from ear to ear after the team made it to their fifth-straight BBL Cup final. They saw off the London Lions on Friday night to book their place against the Glasgow Lions on January 15 and Lasker stated that he doesn’t want to […]

     
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    Three reasons Sunderland’s basketball sides can turn their season around

    December 19, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    It’s been a disappointing first half of the season for the University of Sunderland basketball team, as wins have been few and far between. Yet, the turn of the year offers hope and optimism that previous results can be forgotten and lessons have been learnt. The two 1st teams have […]

     
  • Team Sunderland's basketballers have only lost once this season.

    Team Sunderland basketball coach happy with team’s mentality

    December 19, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Team Sunderland’s basketball coach Brian Calder is happy with the structure and mentality of his squad this season. He said: “The mentality of my team just reinforces where they’re at,” in regards to Team Sunderland’s league position. He added: “I have got some good leaders and other players really competent […]

     
  • Team Sunderland's basketballers have only lost once this season.

    Team Sunderland basketballers restricted with training schedule

    December 18, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Team Sunderland is still improving despite having limited time to train during the week. Sunderland’s head coach Brian Calder said: “We are limited to one training session a week.” The side currently train at City Space at University of Sunderland and are allocated a two hour time slot per week. Time […]

     
  • Newcastle Eagles are used to featuring the BBL Cup final.

    Newcastle Eagles secure BBL final spot

    December 17, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Newcastle Eagles booked their place in the BBL Cup final for the fifth straight season after they beat the London Lions 89-82 in the semi-final second-leg on Friday night. Rahmon Fletcher scored 33 personal to set up a mouth-watering tie against the Glasgow Rocks in the final next month, but it […]

     
  • Team Sunderland's basketballers have only lost once this season.

    Team Sunderland basketball may have found the winning formula

    December 16, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Team Sunderland’s head basketball coach Brian Calder set his players the target of “keeping teams below 12-15 points per quarter” this season. Calder said: “I set the team a target of trying to keep teams below 12-15 points per quarter. “If we keep teams under 60 points, we should be […]

     
  • Team Sunderland's basketballers have only lost once this season.

    Team Sunderland’s toughest battle may be off the court this season rather than on it

    December 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Team Sunderland basketball will have to travel thousands of miles to play league games, facing journey times of up to six hours this season. With cost rising above £300 just to travel to games and make tip off times, Team Sunderland are in a tough fight for promotion. Head coach Brian […]

     
  • Sunderland have struggled in the league so far this year.

    Basketball president Zhenyao focuses on improvement for Sunderland thirds

    December 14, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Underperforming has become the norm for the basketball thirds as one win in 10 highlights their struggles during the calendar year. Performances occasionally have warranted more, but the inability to consistently control a match throughout all four quarters has been their downfall. However – ever the optimist – vice president Gong […]

     
  • Team Sunderland's basketballers have only lost once this season.

    Team Sunderland basketball beat Calderdale Explorers by a single point

    December 14, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Team Sunderland’s basketball team edged the win in a thrilling match against Calderdale on Saturday. Sunderland started slowly as the Explorers ran up a 10 point lead going in to half time. The match was all square going into the 4th quarter, when Sunderland managed to win the final quarter 10-9. Team […]

     
  • Rahmon Fletcher passed 1000 BBL points on Sunday.

    Newcastle Eagles record impressive win over Leicester Riders

    December 11, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Deondre Parks top scored with 26 points as Newcastle Eagles produced an impressive performance on the road to beat Leicester Riders 92-73 on Friday night. The visitors had a 10-point advantage going into half-time as Fab Flournoy became the first player in BBL history to reach 2,000 assists. And Newcastle […]