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

Team Sunderland’s basketballers have only lost once this season.

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 in with a very good chance of winning the ball game.”

This target has seen Team Sunderland win seven out of their nine games played this season.

Sunderland sits currently 2nd in the league going into the winter break and are in with a good chance of achieving promotion if they continue their current form.

The head Coach also talked up his squad’s ability to score points. He said: “I am really confident in the fire power we have got.”

This fire power has been visible thoughout the season with Team Sunderland racking up 81 points against Tameside, 85 points against Stockport and 91 Points against Kendal in a home victory in November.

Sunderland are the second highest scorers in the division with 671 points scored in nine games, which is only bettered by promotion rivals Kingston Panthers who scored a huge 729 points.