Eagles battle back to stay perfect in the league.
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 101-96 Worcester Wolves (22-23, 42-51, 64-78)
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle have the last remaining unbeaten record after they came back from 19 points down to beat Worcester Wolves with a thrilling fourth-quarter effort.
Leading Scorers – Paige 37, Nimley 24, Defoe 22 (Eagles) – Navajas 20, Bachynski 18, Khan 16 (Wolves)
Turning Point – The Eagles were quick to settle with a 10-2 start, but Worcester soon took control and opened up a 19-point lead at 59-78. However, Newcastle rallied with a 13-0 run across quarters before a pivotal 9-0 burst capped by a Jaysean Paige triple proved decisive.
Key Stat – The fourth quarter points column. Worcester had led for the majority of the game, but a dominant 37-18 final period from the Eagles was the difference as they repeated last week’s resilient finish.
Game Hero(es)– Jaysean Paige fired in 37 points to help keep the Eagles unbeaten, while there was valuable scoring support from Saah Nimley and Darius Defoe combining for a further 46 points.