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Eagles Continue to Fly on a Night of Close Encounters in the BBL Championship

BBL Championship
Bristol Flyers 73-76 Worcester Wolves (16-18, 27-32, 50-58, 73-76)
(Flyers – Edozie 19, Lockett 14, Wilcher 9; Wolves – Anderson 21, Williams 18, Bouwknecht 13)

BBL Championship
Glasgow Rocks 65-54 B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (8-8, 26-21, 44-38, 65-54)
(Rocks – Jacdonmi 18, Keeling 13, Van Sauers 10; Sharks – Lillard 18, Lewis 11, Hemsley 10)

BBL Championship
Cheshire Phoenix 92-87 Surrey Scorchers (21-23, 40-49, 58-68, 92-87)
(Phoenix – Hayes 31, McCall 28, Ross 12; Scorchers – Hicks 24, Ogedengbe 15, Richards 14)

BBL Championship
Newcastle Eagles 77-76 Plymouth Raiders (21-19, 42-40, 56-55, 77-76)
(Eagles – Edwards 22, Fletcher 14, Defoe 11; Raiders – Morsell 21, Hamilton 14, McGill 12)

In the opening game of the day the Worcester Wolves closed out a three point victory against the Bristol Flyers.

Brandon Anderson was the top scorer in the match for the Wolves, as he scored 21 in 20 minutes of action from the bench.

Jordon Williams provided 18 points and eight rebounds and Captain Maarten Bouwknecht added 13 points and four rebounds.

Only two players made it into double-digits for the hosts on the day, as Daniel Edozie provided a double-double with 19 points and ten rebounds, and Eric Lockett made 14 points with nine rebounds.

The Glasgow Rocks managed to secure their second win of the season with an eleven point victory over the B. Braun Sheffield Sharks.

It was a low scoring affair at the Emirates Arena, with the scores being level at 8-8 at the end of the first, making it the lowest scoring quarter since a 10-6 quarter between the Flyers and the Rocks in March 2016.

Boban Jacdonmi led for the Rocks, with 18 points off, making nine shots in the game and captain Jonny Bunyan got his 500th career assist in the BBL.

Antwon Lillard also added 18 for the Sharks, but the visitors struggled, making only one of their 14 attempts from three point range.

Cheshire secured their third win of the Championship, beating the Surrey Scorchers by five points in a tight encounter.

Jalen Hayes was the star of the show for the Nix, as he dropped a 31 point, 14 rebound double-double, making that his second ever thirty point game in the BBL.

Mike McCall added 28 points for Cheshire, shooting a perfect four from four from three point range, and Kahron Ross added twelve points and nine rebounds.

Tony Hicks top scored for the visiting Scorchers, with 24 points from the bench, but his efforts were not enough to secure victory.

The Newcastle Eagles managed to pick up their seventh win of the season in dramatic fashion as they won by one point against the Plymouth Raiders.

With less than a minute on the clock, Darius Defoe managed to steal the ball for the Eagles and drew the foul, making both free throws to put his side up by one and adding his tally to eleven for the night.

Cortez Edwards led the game in points with 22 for the Eagles, but he was provided a lot of help, as five Eagles players made it into double digits as well as Justin Gordon adding 14 rebounds.

Mike Morsell led for the Raiders with 21 points, and Ashley Hamilton provided a double-double with 14 points and ten rebounds.