Eagles hold on for narrow win

Newcastle Eagles boosted their BBL Championship title hopes with an 84-83 victory over fourth-placed Leicester Riders on Saturday.

The visitors saw their 19-point lead disappear in the second half, but held on for a narrow triumph - thanks largely to Paul Gause and Malik Cooke, who combined for 40 points.

Elsewhere, Glasgow Rocks stayed in the hunt for a play-off spot with a a 96-75 win against the winless Birmingham Knights, who have lost all 27 games this season.