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Saturday 18 November 2017

Eagles still flying high

Newcastle Eagles made it 16 wins from 16 in the BBL
Newcastle Eagles made it 16 wins from 16 in the BBL

BBL Championship leaders Newcastle Eagles maintained their perfect start to the season with a 16th straight league victory.

Charles Smith netted 26 points and contributed six assists as the Eagles held off a spirited challenge from a depleted Cheshire Phoenix side to win 98-91 away from home.

Glasgow Rocks led from start to finish to defeat London Lions 84-71 in the capital, with Marcus Ware scoring 19 points.

Bottom side Manchester Giants were also away winners, ending an eight-game losing streak with a 102-100 win at Plymouth University Raiders.

Stefan Gill led the way with 31 points, closely followed by 27 points from Ingus Bankevics.

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