06 Jan 2019: Eagles 70-56 Pride

Eagles complete double-win weekend.

WBBL Championship
Newcastle Eagles 70-56 Caledonia Pride (14-14, 26-28, 55-46)

Newcastle Eagles completed a double-winning weekend at home as they defeated Caledonia Pride.

The Eagles improve to .500 after backing up their win over Manchester for their fifth league success with Pride now at 4-8.

Leading scorers – Kalina Axentieva 19, Kara Bonenberger 16, Georgia Ohrdorf 13 (Eagles) – Shawnisay Millar 14, Hannah Robb 9, Kai-Brith Kalda 8 (Pride)

Turning point – The Eagles were down two at half-time, but came out firing in the third with 29 points to move into a nine-point advantage and they finished the job with a strong fourth quarter by holding their opponents to 10 points.

Key stat – Newcastle’s third quarter total of 29 points was more than their first two quarters combined in a pivotal spell in the contest.

Game hero(es) – Axentieva top scored with 18 points in the win, closely followed by 16 from Bonenberger as they topped off a perfect weekend for the Eagles.

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