Eagles see off Sharks

Newcastle Eagles saw off Sheffield Sharks 69-59 in a battle of BBL Championship title contenders in the north east on Friday night.

The battle of second and third went the home team's way as Newcastle took a commanding 21-9 lead by the end of the first quarter.

Newcastle player/coach Fab Flournoy equalled the BBL's all-time appearance record by playing in his 540th game.