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NEW HUNTERS COACH BEGINS TO BUILD WOMEN’S TEAM

New Hunters women coach Shannon Seebohm, admits it’s unlikely Suzy Batkovic will return in 2018, but he’s still hoping to sign an Australian WNBL star. For now, he’s keen to work with local players and see them take control of the team. “Ali Ebzery I think even though she’s young, she can take more of a leadership role. Charlotte Bull’s another one.” Meanwhile, Newcastle Basketball has been named the state’s Association of the Year, while local junior Lara McSpadden won the best country female player award.

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CRUSADERS DRUBBING CONTINUES HUNTERS HORROR SEASON

The Maitland Mustangs have beaten Sutherland in round 19 of the Waratah Basketball League. Meanwhile the Hunters’ men suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of the Central Coast. The Crusaders were rarely troubled – leading at every quarter. Dane Suttle top scored for Newcastle with 18 points. The Hunters are second last on the ladder, with just one round of the regular season remaining.

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SUZY SHINES IN HER FINAL HOME GAME FOR HUNTERS

In basketball, and it was a tough night for our men’s teams in the Waratah League, with Maitland losing to the Comets, and Newcastle beaten by the Hornets. There was better news for the Newcastle women, who stayed in contention for a playoff spot with a big win over Hills. Playing her final home game this season, Suzy Batkovic put in another big effort for the Hunters, producing 30 points and 13 rebounds. Alison Ebzery also had a solid all-round performance, while junior Australian representative Cassidy McLean posted 16 points.

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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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