Manchester Giants 70-102 Esh Group Eagles Newcastle (14-29, 27-53, 46-77)
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle joined London Lions at the top of the BBL Championship after easing to a third win, on the road at Manchester Giants.
Fab Flournoy’s side passed the century mark in points for the third game running, while Manchester are now off to an 0-3 start.
Leading Scorers – Kadiri 21, Jones 16, Rettig 8 (Giants) – Nimley 17, Paige/Martin 15 (Eagles)
Turning Point – Giants led once at 8-7, but a 26-6 spell saw Newcastle break away and they went into half-time with a commanding 26-point advantage.
Key Stat – The depth of the Eagles stood out with no player on the court for more than 26 minutes as the bench contributed 39 points in the winning effort, and they also scored 33 points off of their opponents’ turnovers.
Game Hero(es) – Minutes were spread across the roster with six players in double figures including Jaysean Paige, who had 15 points and nine assists. Leading the Giants resistance was David Kadiri with a 21-point, 16-rebound double-double.