Eagles soar past Phoenix
Newcastle Eagles made it two wins from two at the start of the new BBL Championship season with a comprehensive demolition of Cheshire Phoenix.
The match was as good as over after the opening period as Newcastle stormed into a 34-9 lead and the 2012 champions never looked back as they ran out 106-65 victors. Paul Gause led six Newcastle scorers into double figures with 23 points.
Sheffield Sharks also have a 100 per cent record and top the table after their 71-57 win at Manchester Giants, Michael Tuck (15 points and 14 rebounds) and Patrick Horstmann (12 points and 10 rebounds) both recording double-doubles for the winners.
In Sunday's other clash, London Lions claimed a second victory as they downed Plymouth University Raiders 79-70 with Rod Brown pouring in a game-high 21 points for the Lions.