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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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HUNTERS MEN FOLLOW UP LOSS TO HORNSBY WITH WIN OVER MANLY

It’s been a mixed opening weekend for local mens teams in the Waratah Basketball League. Maitland edged out Bankstown last night, while Newcastle lost to Hornsby, then beat Manly on the buzzer today. The 2017 Hunters’ side features a host of new players, such as 17-year-old Jacob Foy, who racked up 18 points and seven rebounds. Australian Goannas representative Lachlan Jackson had 11, but it was American import Dane Suttle who did the most damage. He scored 28 points, including the final two, as Newcastle won 72 to 70.

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DAVIDSON STEPS ASIDE AS HUNTERS COACH

The Newcastle Hunters men’s basketball side will have a new head coach in 2017, with confirmation Larry Davidson will step down from the role due to illness. Davidson was named this season’s Waratah League Coach of the Year, after steering the Hunters into the semi-finals. His long-time coaching counterpart, and 20-16 assistant, Darren Nichols, will take over the role.

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SPECIAL RECEPTION FOR NEWCASTLE HUNTERS WOMEN

There was a special treat for the Hunters women today, given a civic reception by Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes, in honour of their first-ever Waratah Championship title. In great news for Newcastle, Mark Gledson has committed to coaching the side again next year. American import Shannon Novosel has also been offered a new contract, and is expected to return in 2017.

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