Basketball

  • Newcastle Eagles 86-91 Plymouth Raiders

    Newcastle Eagles 86-91 Plymouth Raiders

    January 14, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Newcastle Eagles’ debut at their new arena was dampened as the Raiders ruined the celebrations and pulled the home side further away from potential silverware. The Eagles first points at their new nest were scored fittingly by Darius Defoe, the 14-year servant hit the fade away to ease the nerves. […]

     
  • Rahmon Fletcher: “New arena means more than words can explain”

    Rahmon Fletcher: “New arena means more than words can explain”

    January 14, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Newcastle Eagles point guard Rahmon Fletcher thought it was “a good first opening game” on Friday night despite losing 86-91 to Plymouth Raiders at a sold-out opening of the Eagles Community Arena. Raiders had a five-point lead after the first quarter, but Newcastle fought back to lead 50-49 at half […]

     
  • Sunderland celebrate a 31 point win over Bradford

    Sunderland 2nds coach Sean Percival thinks the team “can win the league”

    December 10, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    The Wearsiders currently sit in second place in their league only behind Leeds on goal difference and their coach, Sean Percival, thinks the team can go right to the top. The team has come a very long way and after only having six players to choose from in their opening  […]

     
  • Newcastle Eagles 75-73 London Lions: BBL Cup Match Report

    Newcastle Eagles 75-73 London Lions: BBL Cup Match Report

    December 10, 2018 at 11:43 am

    The Eagles take a two point lead to London for the second leg of this semi-final after a solid defensive performance. Newcastle have ended their losing streak with revenge on the Lions, after they inflicted the first defeat of two on the bounce. Rahmon Fletcher with a game-high 22 points, […]

     
  • Newcastle Eagles: Rahmon Fletcher wants BBL Cup Semi-Final performance against London Lions to be the benchmark for the rest of the season

    Newcastle Eagles: Rahmon Fletcher wants BBL Cup Semi-Final performance against London Lions to be the benchmark for the rest of the season

    December 8, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Newcastle Eagles point guard Rahmon Fletcher said Friday’s 75-73 victory over London Lions was “the way we want to play for the rest of the season”.   The win puts the Eagles in pole position going into Sunday’s second leg, but they were forced to work hard for the advantage. […]

     
  • Sunderland 2nds cruise past Bradford 2nds winning by 31 points

    Sunderland 2nds cruise past Bradford 2nds winning by 31 points

    December 6, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Sunderland led from start to finish as they blew out a Bradford team who only had five players to choose from. The hosts dominated from the first whistle to the last as Bradford couldn’t keep up with the pace of Sunderland. The lead extended to 30 points in the fourth […]

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

    Sheffield beats Team Sunderland in close fought Basketball match

    November 30, 2018 at 1:20 pm

      Sheffield came back from the brink as they sealed back to back victories over Sunderland 1sts. Sunderland dominated the early quarters as they extended the lead to 11 points, Sunderland continued to be the better side in the third but late on in the third Sheffield fought back. The […]

     
  • Sunderland 38-49 Sheffield: Womens Basketball report

    Sunderland 38-49 Sheffield: Womens Basketball report

    November 23, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Sheffield edged out Sunderland in a closely fought game at City Space as the away team won by a double-digit lead. Up to the third quarter, it was a close game and Sunderland got to within one point of Sheffield, but couldn’t manage to get in the lead as Sheffield […]

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

    Women’s basketball captain wants to instill that winning isn’t everything

    November 21, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Sunderland’s basketball captain Martina Gouda has “played on teams where winning was the one and only goal and it’s not been a very enjoyable environment.” The women’s basketball team sit in the sixth in the table after three games and have won and lost two and return to City Space for […]

     
  • Newcastle Eagles vs Cheshire Phoenix

    Newcastle Eagles 96-94 Cheshire Phoenix: Match Report

    November 18, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Newcastle led for large periods of the game, but the Phoenix came from behind to lead in the third quarter. The Eagles made some clutch shots late in the game as the hosts edged past Cheshire. The home side came into the game looking to return to their title form […]