Eagles hold onto record in thrilling away win at Wolves.
Worcester Wolves 93-96 Esh Group Eagles Newcastle (17-24, 42-42, 66-72)
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle held on to record a thrilling win on the road against Worcester Wolves.
The Eagles move level on points with Leicester Riders in second as they improve to 18-8 with the Wolves unable to put back-to-back home wins together as they fall to 4-22.
Leading scorers – Miki Servera/Deshawn Freeman 19, Lester Prosper 14 (Wolves) – Victor Moses 25, Rahmon Fletcher 19, Jeremy Smith 16 (Eagles)
Turning point – Newcastle had a double-digit advantage wiped out in the second quarter as the home side levelled at the half-time break. The Eagles moved back ahead, but a thrilling finish ensued as Worcester kept it close in the fourth and had a chance to force overtime after Moses had made it a three-point game, late on.
Key stat – The Eagles shot at 55% overall from the floor, but their 21 turnovers allowed Worcester to stay in contention before coming up short.
Game hero(es) – Moses starred with 25 points on 12 of 16 shooting along with eight boards, while four other players hit double figures in the win for the Eagles.