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HUNTERS STRUGGLE WITHOUT BATKOVIC

Ladder leaders Maitland beat the Sutherland Sharks in round eight of the Waratah Basketball League. No such luck for the Hunters, who went down 87-68 to the Central Coast. And in the women’s, Newcastle was outclassed by Manly-Warringah. With Suzy Batkovic rested due to back problems, the Hunters found it hard to make an impact, or a basket. The Sea Eagles outclassed the home side by 38 points. Former Opal Belinda Snell top scored with 24.

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HUDSON RETURNS FOR CRUCIAL DOUBLE HEADER

The Central Coast Crusaders face a crucial double header this weekend that could define its Waratah Basketball League season. The first mission is Newcastle away tomorrow night, followed by a Sunday showdown with the Sydney Comets. Two stars will also return to the line-up; Tim Hudson and Ollie Robilliard.  

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HUNTERS HOLD OFF FAST-FINISHING SUTHERLAND

In basketball, and Maitland has continued its winning ways in the Waratah League, hammering the Hawks to maintain first place. It was a mixed night for Newcastle, with the women losing to the Sharks by four, while the men won in overtime. The home town Hunters led at every change, before Sutherland produced a 25-point fourth quarter to tie the game at 80-all. In overtime, Michael Wilson produced this – as Newcastle won the game by four.

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TEAM EFFORT GETS HUNTERS WOMEN THE WIN

In the Waratah Basketball League and the Newcastle men suffered a 13-point loss to the Hawks this afternoon. Maitland beat Hills last night, while Newcastle’s women won their first game this year. While still missing WNBL great Suzy Batkovic, the Hunters got solid contributions from all their starters. Canadian signing Cherub Lum led the scorers with 19, while Alison Ebzery had 10 points and 14 rebounds, as Newcastle beat Illawarra by two.

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