SLIDESHOW: Danum Eagles U18s v Gateshead

Danum Eagles U18s got their North East Conference season off to a winning start against Gateshead - despite a below par performance.

Liam Knapp (33) and Sam Speight (25) (pictured above - left) led the scoring in the 82-71 win, while 14-year-old Sonny Singh and 15-year-old Danial Eddy acquitted themselves in a higher age group in impressive fashion.

Danum U18 basketball.  Sam Speight goes past two defenders with ease.   Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Danum U18 basketball. Sam Speight goes past two defenders with ease. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Eagles’ U15s, meanwhile, made it two wins from three with an 81-50 win over reigning champions Leeds Carnegie.

Mat Green (19) and Owen Bell (23) led the young Eagles’ attack, with Arjun (20) also in fine form.

Danum’s women lost 84-57 to league leaders Loughborough but Andrea Carosi’s side delivered an encouraging performance. Anyone interested in trying out for the women’s team should contact head coach Bob Martin on 07939 980913.