Molten WBBL Coach of the Month honour for Bunten

Newcastle Eagles had a terrific November and play-caller Chris Bunten has been rewarded for his team’s efforts by being named the Molten WBBL Coach of the Month.

He had the best record during the period and despite the international break, still managed to accumulate a flawless four wins.

Importantly, the Eagles also emerged as bonafide challengers for silverware with their recent eye-catching results, clocking up an array of statement wins.

Bunten started off November by presiding over a terrific 78-53 north-east derby success at local rivals Durham Palatinates.

And, after the pause button had been pushed for Great Britain and their FIBA Women’s EuroBasket Qualifiers, the Eagles got straight back onto a winning track.

In what was undoubtedly their best weekend of the campaign so far, they went to Manchester Mystics and recorded a fine 83-68 triumph. Then less than 24 hours later, they followed it up with an 82-75 win against FLT Peterman Sheffield Hatters.

The north-east franchise then rounded off a highly productive November with a crushing 84-48 success on their travels at Cardiff Met Archers.

Bunten fought off competition from Jesper Sundberg of Leicester Riders for the award, with his peer the only other unbeaten WBBL play-caller in November with a 3-0 record.