Eagles hit back after home loss disappointment
Manchester Giants 60-97 Esh Group Eagles Newcastle (13-22, 31-48, 44-74)
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle put Friday’s loss behind them with a convincing road win at Manchester Giants.
The Eagles moved to 14-4 as they inflicted a second loss on the weekend for the Giants, who handed debuts to Isaac Banks and Jack Crook.
Leading scorers – Jones 16, Kadiri 10, Banks 8 (Giants) – K Williams 21, Defoe/Paige 18 (Eagles)
Turning point – Newcastle took control early on and never looked back, quickly establishing a double-digit advantage before powering further clear in the third.
Key stat – The Eagles dominated the battle on the boards and scored 56 points in the paint as they controlled the inside.
Game hero(es) – Kai Williams top scored with 21 points with Darius Defoe adding 18 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double in the win.