Eagles stay in top three

The Springfield Honda Newcastle Eagles came away from Worcester with their expected road win last night.

The Springfield Honda Newcastle Eagles came away from Worcester with their expected road win last night.

However, it was much tougher than expected.

In the end, it was veteran Tony Dorsey and rookie American Shawan Robinson who led the Eagles to victory.

Dorsey had an immense game and ended with 33 points whilst Robinson came alive in the second half to net 18.

The Eagles actually gave up 37 points in the first quarter to be down by 12 as they only managed 25 of their own.

This slack defensive effort was righted in the second period when the Eagles held their hosts to only 12 points and scored 27 of their own to lead 52-49 at half-time.

The third quarter saw the Eagles extend this lead by another seven points to lead by 10 at 78-68 with 10 minutes to play.

In the final quarter, the teams traded baskets throughout with the Eagles managing to keep the Wolves at bay thanks to the cool heads of Dorsey and Robinson.

The final winning margin of 10 points was perhaps lower than coach Fab Flournoy would have wanted. However, a win is a win and this one keeps Newcastle well in contention in the BBL, retaining their third spot ahead of a tough week coming up.

EAGLES: Tony Dorsey 33; Shawan Robinson 18; Andrew Bridge 14.

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