Eagles show resilience on the road
Surrey Scorchers 89-93 Esh Group Eagles Newcastle (25-22, 47-47, 64-63, 85-85)
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle came out on top in an overtime thriller as they battled past Surrey Scorchers.
The Eagles bounce back from Friday’s defeat in their new arena to earn a 10th league win this season.
Leading scorers – Mo Williams 24, Anthony Elechi 20, Caylin Raftopoulos 14 (Scorchers) – Jeremy Smith 31, Kai Williams 17, Kyle Williams 14 (Eagles)
Turning point – The Scorchers opened up their biggest lead of the game at 38-30, but the visitors hit back to go in level at the half. Drew Lasker put the Eagles ahead inside the final minute only for Elechi to fire a three at the buzzer for an extra period that the visitors eventually triumphed in.
Key stat – Surrey gave up 24 turnovers in the contest and shot 55% from the foul line as they missed the chance to claim a big scalp at home and drop to 3-13.
Game hero(es) – Smith stepped up for the Eagles after Fletcher fouled out, while Victor Moses missed the game through injury, and finished with 31 points along with nine rebounds and five assists. Kai Williams and Kyle Williams added a further 31 combined with five triples.