Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

TN Girls Get Back to Form against Suns; WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

TN Girls Get Back to Form against Suns; WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Article excerpt

TEAM Northumbria bounced back with a vital win on the road to the WBBL play-offs to cap a tough weekend double-header.

TN tipped off with a Saturday trip to Manchester and lost out 85-72 to the homecourt Mystics.

However, back at Sport Central on Sunday, the hosts ground out a nailbiting 67-63 win against the Sevenoaks Suns.

The game was close from tip to buzzer, the visitors just shading it during a competitive first half.

TN came out fighting after the break to bring the game to a thrilling fourth-quarter close.

However, coach Chris Bunten was on his feet for most of the game - visibly frustrated with the first-half performance.

TN's playcaller (pictured) was relieved his side managed to turn around a tight match when it mattered most.

He said: "It was nice to get a win in what was such a close game because we have not been in those situations a lot and the fact we can fight and bring it out when it matters is huge.

"We made good plays down the stretch but we dug ourselves a hole in the first half. …

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