Eagles take a convincing win against the Sharks at the New Eagles Community Arena
The Eagles soared today in an impressive victory over Sheffield Sharks at all new Eagles Community Arena as the first game for the Newcastle Eagles Academy . The game opened with both teams trading Baskets with Sheffield scoring first and the eagles quickly answered back and went on a scoring run to end the first quarter 31-13.
In the second Coach George’s young team began to turn turn up the pressure on Sheffield picking them up early them full court and producing easy opportunities for Osarenkhoe and Onyenekwe to show their scoring prowess and get to the freethrow line a few times. As the quarter was coming to a close the Eagles dealt a killer blow to the Sharks behind their aggressive defence by finishing out the half on a 59-18.
The beginning of the third saw the Eagles continue the onslaught behind a predatory defence which forced turnovers again and again. This intensity combined with all of scoring opportunity for everyone allowed coach George’s Team to make entire team rotations in pursuit of continued excellence. The Eagles easily pulled away to a 82-26 lead at the end of the third, though this quarter wasn’t without incidence as the home side became visibly frustrated leading to a couple of fouls.
The Eagles cruised in the fourth taking their foot off of the accelerator while still increasing the lead by 28 behind, alongside an incredible overall team effort.
Coach Calvin George said after the win “ First game of the new year in our new home, in an all round good team effort”