Advantage Eagles and Rocks in the Cup, Sharks win thriller

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle and Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks both picked up First Leg wins in the BBL Cup Semi-Finals, while DBL Sharks Sheffield made it seven wins in a row in the league.

The Eagles claimed a 75-73 success over London Lions behind Rahmon Fletcher’s 22 points, while Glasgow will take a 77-85 lead back home after beating Manchester Giants as Bouna Ndiaye netted 24 points.

Dirk Williams fired in 33 points for the Sharks as they handed Leicester Riders a second loss with a 70-71 triumph on the road.