Newcastle Eagles continued their relentless pursuit of retaining their league title with a resounding 67-112 victory on the south coast at Worthing Thunder.
As has been the pattern in their ten match winning streak the Eagles dominated the match from the start as they stormed out to a 14-27 first quarter lead and never looked troubled from then on.
Eagles used an 11-0 run to open up an early 4-19 advantage on Charles Smith’s field goal. Worthing could only slightly trim the lead by the end of the period.
Worthing could never get the margin back below single digits as Joe Chapman (pictured) made it a 20-point game at 21-41. Thunder responded well though and closed the half with a 7-1 burst to make it 32-46.
Any hopes of continuing that comeback were dashed as Chapman continued his fine performance. Charles Smith was also in good form and it was the veteran’s three nine second from the end of third quarter which made it 54-80.
With the match over as a contest Eagles made it a 30 point lead and then 40 on Aaron Neilson’s three. Their advantage peaked at 63-104 as Fab Flournoy’s men completed another excellent night’s work to win for the second time this weekend.