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Smith leads Newcastle to victory

Newcastle beat Cheshire 103-100 in Friday night's BBL basketball game.

Charles Smith sank 37 points as Newcastle shaded a high-scoring BBL clash with Cheshire on Friday.

Smith needed to be at his best to keep the Phoenix at bay, especially as they had Reggie Middleton in even hotter form, scoring 39 points in a game which ended 103-100.

Newcastle sit fourth in the table, with Cheshire further back in seventh.