Eagles continue winning run
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 83-66 Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks (26-20, 42-34, 59-53)
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle continued their winning run at home as they completed a season sweep over Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks.
The Eagles make it four straight home wins as they move to 15-7 ahead of next week’s clash with Leicester Riders, while the Rocks drop to 8-11 in Vincent Lavandier’s first game in charge.
Leading scorers – Victor Moses 25, Kai Williams 16, Jeremy Smith 14 (Eagles) – Kieron Achara 15, Greg Pryor 14, Ali Fraser 11 (Rocks)
Turning point – The Rocks got back to within six at the end of the first, but Newcastle dominated the fourth as they pulled clear for the victory.
Key stat – Newcastle shot 56% from inside the arc, while the Rocks went 15 of 43 for 34% and were able to close the gap briefly through their outside shooting.
Game hero(es) – Moses top scored with 25 points and added 10 rebounds, while Rahmon Fletcher also had a double-double with 12 assists along with 13 points as the Eagles had four starters in double figures.