Articles by: Thomas Truscott

  • Basketball

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

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    Basketball thirds stay bottom after being outclassed by Durham

    December 8, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    University of Sunderland basketball third team remain rock-bottom of the Northern 5b league as they were trashed 134-52 by Durham on Wednesday. The home side, who before start of play sat second in the table, dominated throughout – outscoring their opponents heavily in each quarter. Despite Black Cats captain Edwin Cheong […]

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    Season defining clash for the basketball thirds against Durham

    December 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    The University of Sunderland basketball thirds return to BUCS league action this Wednesday as they travel to face Durham thirds. Having never faced each other in a competitive fixture before, the all North Eastern tie has the ingredients to become an early Christmas cracker. However, with the Wearsiders still in […]

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

    Must-win encounter for Sunderland basketball against Sheffield

    November 29, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    City Space will entertain the BUCS clash between University of Sunderland basketball 2nds and Sheffield 2nds on Wednesday. With only one win in their first four matches, a victory will boost the Wearsiders chance of survival this term. After the heavy loss to Leeds in the last BUCS match, vice president Gong Zhenyao […]

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

    Basketball vice-president concerned as rut continues

    November 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Following another defeat for the University of Sunderland basketball thirds last week, vice-president Gong Zhenyao spoke of his growing concern. The Wearsiders slumped to their fourth defeat in a row as they traveled to face Leeds Trinity firsts last Wednesday – only to be beaten 57-41. The result has left […]

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

    Basketball thirds head to Leeds in search of first win

    November 15, 2016 at 11:13 am

    University of Sunderland’s basketball third team return to BUCS league action this Wednesday as they travel to face Leeds Trinity 1sts. Like their first-team Yorkshire counterparts, the Sunderland 3rds have started the new season in a slow fashion – loosing all three of their matches. However, having played a match […]

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

    A ‘welcome break’ says basketball vice-president

    November 11, 2016 at 9:33 am

    University of Sunderland’s mens basketball 2nd and 3rd sides faced a week away from BUCS action this week. Vice-president Gong Zhenyao has reflected on an ordinary start made by both teams this campaign. He said: “So far the teams are doing okay as most players are new and have no […]

  • Sunderland are out of the Northern Challenge Cup after second round defeat.

    Lack of players force badminton sides out of BUCS action

    November 3, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Two University of Sunderland badminton teams have been withdrawn from BUCS competitions due to a lack of players. Having struggled to field teams for previous fixtures, the men’s second team and the women’s first team have fallen foul of a decrease in students keen to play the sport, with the majority […]

  • Rodham is optimistic despite struggling for players this season.

    Cup glory is a ‘possibility’ says badminton president

    October 26, 2016 at 8:31 am

    City Space will host the Northern Conference Cup clash between the University of Sunderland badminton men’s 1st and Huddersfield on Wednesday. Following two consecutive heavy defeats, the Wearsiders will be looking for not only their first victory of the season, but also their first set point. However when the sides previously met, […]