09 Nov 2018: Eagles 97-89 Wolves

Bounce-back win for Newcastle as they defeat Worcester.

BBL Championship
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 97-89 Worcester Wolves (30-24, 52-46, 73-68)

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle bounced back from a double-losing weekend last week with a hard-fought victory over Worcester Wolves.

The Eagles move into second with their sixth league victory with Worcester remaining bottom, now at 1-8 despite a promising debut from Deshawn Freeman.

Leading scorers – Victor Moses 31, Jeremy Smith 27, Darius Defoe 11 (Eagles) – Darell Combs/Deshawn Freeman 20, Filip Kramer 13 (Wolves)

Turning point – The visitors had moved ahead in the third period, but Newcastle restored their advantage and were able to survive a strong rally from the Wolves in the fourth as they held on to secure the win.

Key stat – Worcester finished 5 of 19 from 3-point range, while the Eagles doubled their 3-point output, hitting big shots at key times as they pulled away for the win.

Game hero – Moses had a big game for the Eagles with 31 points along with 15 rebounds for an impressive double-double, whilst adding three assists and four blocks.

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