Phoenix and Raiders get rolling as Eagles share the summit

There were first league wins for Plymouth Raiders and Cheshire Phoenix on Sunday, while Esh Group Eagles Newcastle moved into joint top spot.

Neil Watson fired in nine triples in a 38-point haul to propel Plymouth to a 98-78 win over Leeds Force, while Cheshire edged out Surrey Scorchers 82-80 behind Malcolm Riley’s late game-winner.

Meanwhile, the Eagles joined London Lions on a 3-0 start as they defeated Manchester Giants 70-102 with a balanced scoring attack.