Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

North Mys Their Chance to Net a League Success

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

North Mys Their Chance to Net a League Success

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North/bria Tyne and Wear lost 72-67 to Manchester Mystics in their first National League clash of the year.

Things started brightly for Northumbria as they took an 8-0 lead.

But over the next five minutes Northumbria could only manage to score from the free-throw line as Manchester eased back into the game.

A basket from American Taacha Brown gave North a five-point lead but a three-point play by Manchester meant the lead was only two going into the second quarter.

North went long spells with outscoring as Brown had a quiet game, only netting 12 points.

But they were still was in contention as a buzzer-beater gave Manchester a 34-31 half-time lead.

In the third quarter baskets from Brown and Zoe Vickers evened the score at 42 with four minutes left.

North continued to pile on the pressure as the hard-working Vickers hit 12 of her game-high 25 points and Northumbria had a 57-55 led going into the last quarter.

With just over four minutes left the momentum had been in Northumbria's favour as they lead by three points. …

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