Excellent as Eagles land wins; LATEST FROM THE LEAGUE BASKETBALL SCENE.
It began with the centre's under- 16s team overcoming Tees Valley Mohawks 132-35.
Host Newcastle jumped out to an early 41-8 lead and never looked back.
In the second quarter, they racked up more points - going up 78-14 and then cruising home.
The Eagles under-15 team followed in the footsteps of its older counterparts by recording its fourth victory of the season.
The team took on neighbours North Shields and took an early 28-6 advantage.
The team maintained their momentum in the second quarter, but it was in the third when the Eagles outscored their opponents 39-12 and then topped the century mark for points.
The under-18s remained undefeated in their league when they recorded a 82-61 victory over Durham Wildcats.
Newcastle went 15-9 up in the first period. At the half, the visitors remained in front, but were only up by 13 going into the final quarter.
The Eagles outscored the Wildcats 29-11 in the final quarter to stay top of the table.
The Eagles' under-14 side went to Barnsley for a triangular tournament and earned a 69-11 win over East Riding Harriers.
Newcastle managed to hold their opponents scoreless in the fourth quarter.
The team did not have a long break before going back on court for their second game of the day, picking up where they left off by outscoring Barnsley 18-2 in the first quarter to clinch a 28-15 victory.
LADIES side Team Northumbria suffered a second defeat to Sheffield Hatters in as many weeks.
A fortnight ago, Deirdre Hayes' side lost 97-60 to the South Yorkshire side in the National Women's League.
They had hoped to do better when they resumed hostilities in the last eight of the National Cup - but instead suffered a 99-77 loss.
Northumbria were in front 23-22 at the end of the first quarter, and at the half were still in touching distance despite trailing 52-48.
Sheffield then went into overdrive, outscoring Northumbria 30-10 over the next eight minutes and going into the final quarter in control at 82-61.
Hayes said: "Stephanie Gandy and Sarah Naylor tore us apart, scoring 66 points between them.
"We only played three-quarters of a game. We were awful in the third quarter after playing a great first half.
"We were back on track for the final quarter, but we need to play a full 40 minutes in games."
Team Northumbria: E Ross, K Melville, R Davison eight pts, L Hall 28pts, Z Vickers 7pts, S Wrice 22pts, A Scott, S Bennett 6pts, L Calder 6 pts.
TOP SCORE: Loui Hall hit 28
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|Publication:||Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Nov 26, 2008|
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