Newcastle Hunters beat Maitland Mustangs to retain Kibble Mallon Cup

A gutsy Newcastle Hunters upset the Maitland Mustangs 85-79 to retain the Kibble Mallon Cup in front of a huge crowd at Maitland Federation Centre.

The Hunters led by Dane Suttle, Jacob Foy and captain Ben Hawkesley were able to keep the Mustangs at bay after establishing a six-point break going into the final term.

The Mustangs, encouraged by a parochial home crowd, were unable to reduce the lead in a frantic last quarter.

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