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Eagles soar past Sharks as Wolves, Lions and Riders pick up wins

BBL Championship
Worcester Wolves 73-71 Cheshire Phoenix (12-14, 37-24, 58-46, 73-71)
(Wolves – Williams 24, Lawson 11, Anderson 10; Phoenix – Ross 18, Lull 16, Hayes 14)

BBL Championship
Bristol Flyers 70-98 London Lions (11-30, 32-51, 54-72, 70-98)
(Flyers – Delpeche 16, Mockford 14, Baker 11; Lions – Liggins 18, Williams 17, Ikhinmwin 13)

BBL Championship
Plymouth Raiders 70-82 Leicester Riders (21-18, 33-34, 48-53, 70-82)
(Raiders – Morsell 17, Porter-Bunton 12, Hamilton 10; Riders – Washington 21, Jackson 18, Crandall 18)

BBL Championship
B. Braun Sheffield Sharks 84-92 Newcastle Eagles (20-21, 37-49, 51-72, 84-92)
(Sharks – Hemsley 20, Tuck 13, Lewis 13; Eagles – Edwards 18, Fletcher 16, Defoe 12)

The Newcastle Eagles picked up an impressive victory on the road against the Sheffield Sharks in tonight’s feature Sky Sports game, as Worcester Wolves, London Lions and Leicester Riders all picked up victories on an action packed Friday of BBL action.

The Eagles ran out 84-92 winners in Sheffield off the back of some huge scoring runs late in the second and third periods, with five Eagles players finishing the game in double digits for points scoring.

The Wolves came out on top of a pulsating contest against the Phoenix, with an incredible buzzer beater to win the game with the last action of the ballgame. The Lions continued their impressive showings as of late with their seventh win on the bounce, and the Riders stretched their win streak over the Raiders to an incredible 31 games.

The night’s action kicked off with an enthralling encounter in Worcester, as the Wolves raced out to a 13-point lead by the half against Cheshire. However, the Phoenix, led by Kahron Ross’ 16 points managed to bring the game to a tie in the dying embers of the game.

Then up stepped Micah Elan whose first two points of the game would be the last action of the contest, with his layup beating the buzzer to secure a hard-fought 73-71 victory for the Wolves.

London Lions continued their dominant run of form with a 98-70 hammering of Bristol Flyers. The Lions wasted no time in roaring past the Flyers, and were 19 points clear by the end of the first quarter.

Deandre Liggins stuffed the stat sheet with an impressive 18-7-7 performance, with 4 steals capping off yet another impressive display from the former NBA star. Bristol came out fighting in the second half however the damage had been done from the Lions, who pick up their 7th consecutive win and remain top of the table.

Leicester Riders continued their incredulous winning streak against the Plymouth Raiders with a 70-82 victory away from home.

Conor Washington led all scorers with 21 points as a huge second half from the Riders saw them run clear of the Raiders in what was a tight contest until the Riders put their foot on the gas to close out the contest.

Wrapping up the night’s action, reigning player of the month Cortez Edwards picked up where he left off last month, leading the Eagles in all scoring. A 10-0 scoring run from the Eagles late in the first half put some breathing room between the sides, and despite a late spirited Sheffield comeback, the Eagles picked up their sixth win of the campaign.

The Eagles outscored their rivals in the paint by 48 points to 34 as they made their advantage on the inside count, with Rahmon Fletcher, Justin Gordon and Edwards all turning in impressive performances for Newcastle to cap what was a pulsating night of BBL action.