University basketball

  • University of Sunderland Women's Basketball 1st's team | Photo Credit: Mantas Baranauskas

    Gouda looks at areas of improvement following defeat to Mohawks Teesside

    December 11, 2017 at 10:03 am

    University of Sunderland Women’s Basketball 1st’s captain Martina Gouda feels there are improvements to be made following a 44-91 defeat to Mohawks Teesside in the Durham County Basketball League on Sunday. The first quarter saw Sunderland miss their rebound shots as the visitors took advantage, using breaks to give themselves […]

  • University of Sunderland Women's Basketball 1st's prepare for BUCS League action | Picture Credit: Ian Crow

    Wood looking at positives despite defeat to unbeaten York St John

    December 7, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Coach Harry Wood looked at the positives despite his University of Sunderland Women’s Basketball 1st’s 34-74 loss to unbeaten York St John University Women’s 1st’s. The away side showed their skill from the off, but the Wearsider’s put up a good fight to end the quarter with only an eight points […]

  • University of Sunderland Women's Basketball 1st's team | Photo Credit: Mantas Baranauskas

    Coach Wood praises Sunderland’s breaks in win over York

    December 1, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Coach Harry Wood said breaks were “the key to success” as University of Sunderland Women’s Basketball 1st’s cruised to 73-61 victory over the University of York. Sunderland’s women dominated to open up a 20-point lead at the end of the first quarter, with York struggling to break the defence and […]

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

    Resilient Sunderland handed first defeat of season against York

    November 16, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    University of Sunderland men’s Basketball 1sts tasted defeat for the first time this season as York University triumphed 72-62. A disastrous second quarter for Sunderland, with just two field goals and a free throw scored, saw the deficit grow to 20 points and there was no way back. Sunderland improved […]

  • Coach Calder is confident his side can beat Teesside to claim the title and promotion

    Calder “ecstatic” with Sunderland’s resilient and tenacious start to season

    November 10, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    The University of Sunderland Basketball 1sts have picked up three wins in the last three weeks and coach Brian Calder is understandably proud of his players’ efforts. Two league wins and a victory in the cup have helped Sunderland to the top of their division while keeping interest in another […]

  • Sunderland coach Brian Calder watches on from the sideline

    Calder speaks after win over “savvy” Leeds

    October 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

    University of Sunderland men’s Basketball coach Brian Calder was pleased after the Wearsiders beat a ‘savvy’ Leeds Beckett side last Wednesday. Sunderland backed up their opening night win over Teesside by coming out on top against Beckett, who proved a tough test for Calder’s men – going down by just […]

  • University of Sunderland women's team in action vs Bradford | Picture Credit: Ian Crow

    Wood highlights rebound conversion rate as deciding factor in win over Bradford

    October 23, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    University of Sunderland coach Harry Wood got the defensive performance he hoped for as his Women’s Basketball Team comfortably beat Bradford 67-43 last Wednesday, a result he put down to converting their “second shots”. Sunderland started the game on the front foot, with Mildred Lee’s drives and shots causing Bradford trouble, […]

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    BUCS Basketball: Sunderland overcome tough Leeds test

    October 20, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    University of Sunderland basketball made it two wins from two in the Northern 3B division with a 69-64 victory against Leeds Beckett. Both sides held double-digit leads during the game but the teams were well-matched and it proved to be an entertaining tie at CitySpace. Theodoros Axiorlis and Hilo Silva […]

  • Both sides have been in close-knit matches this season.

    Karpinskas: Leeds Beckett are ‘one of the best teams’ in Northern 3B

    October 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    University of Sunderland basketball captain Dom Karpinskas has given high praise to Leeds Beckett ahead of tomorrow’s fixture between the two sides. Sunderland got off to a winning start last week with a 70-62 victory over local rivals Teesside while Leeds didn’t play. Karpinskas, who showed his quality with an impressive performance on […]

  • Coach Brian Calder knows improvement is needed

    Calder reacts to Sunderland basketball’s opening night win

    October 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

    University of Sunderland basketball coach Brian Calder was in an upbeat mood after his side started their league campaign with victory over Teesside at CitySpace. Despite a complacent final quarter, which saw Teesside move to within single digits of the hosts, Sunderland had enough in the locker to gain the […]