Surrey Scorchers 89-88 Cheshire Phoenix (25-21, 44-42, 65-64)
(Scorchers – Cook 18, Ogedengbe 17, White 17; Phoenix – Hayes 21, Mockford 20, Flannigan 13)
Newcastle Eagles 131-63 Manchester Giants (33-16, 65-26, 100-45)
(Eagles – Gettys 21, Aded-Hussein 18, Williams 17; Giants – Argues 22, Jones 13, Bankevics 12)
Worcester Wolves 69-76 Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks (15-21, 38-37, 54-53)
(Wolves – A. Williams 20, Edwards 17, Josephs 12; Rocks – Fraser 22, Thorpe 17, Murray 9)
Surrey Scorchers and Newcastle Eagles picked up their second win of the BBL Championship season Friday night whilst Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks picked up their first.
In what was another thrilling encounter at Surrey Sports Park, the home side were just able to edge the Nix, 89-88.
Newbie Lovell Cook led his Scorchers to victory, picking up 18 points and seven rebounds, whilst captain Tayo Ogedengbe and Skyler White also racked up 17 points a-piece.
The Nix were never far behind the Scorchers throughout the contest, and the two teams continued to trade leads in the fourth quarter until Devontavius Payne netted two free-throws to give Surrey their second Championship victory.
In Newcastle, the Eagles picked up their second win in the BBL Championship with an emphatic 131-63 win over Manchester Giants.
Four Newcastle players picked up a double-double; newbie CJ Gettys led with 21 points and 10 rebounds, Sade Aded-Hussein picked up 18 points and 10 rebounds, Eagles veteran Darius Defoe landed 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Rahmon Fletcher tallied 12 points and 12 assists.
And across the border, Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks picked up their first win in the Championship, beating Worcester Wolves 69-76.
Ali Fraser was the star of the Rocks roster tonight posting 22 points and eight rebounds, and new signing Dante Thorpe adding 17 points and four assists in his BBL debut.
Worcester stayed in the fight until the tail end of the fourth quarter, Amir Williams chalked another double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds whilst Cortez Edwards tallied 17 points and seven assists.