An excitingly fast-paced first game in the MKM Euro Invitational 2016 pre-season tournament saw the Eagles fly through to the Monday night final victorious, beating Denmark’s Bakken Bears 112-89.
In the first outing in front of a lively Sport Central crowd, Deondre Parks (pictured) played the most minutes of the Eagles new look roster and put up 19 points just behind Scott Martin’s 22 and a big 27, including the first points after winning the tip, by Darius Defoe.
Darius had 9 rebounds to go with his team-leading top score and as well as Scott and Dre in double figures there were 15 points from Drew Lasker, 11 from Christian Behrens an d 9 plus 11 assists from Fletch.
Full Scorers – Darius 27 pts, 9 rebs, Scott 22 pts, 6 rebs, Dre 19 pts, 4 rebs, 7 assists, 15 pts, 5 steals, Christian 11 pts, 6 rebs, Orlan 5 pts and Fab 4 pts.
Belgian Champions Oostende will face the Bakken Bears at 6pm on day two in the 3rd/4th placed game and the Eagles will close the tournament in The Final against Estonia’s Tartu Ulikool who clinched their place with a win in a nail-biting 79-78 semi-final that went down to the buzzer.
Sunday September 4th:
Eagles 112-89 Bakken
Tartu 79-78 Oostende
Monday September 5th:
Doors open at 5:30pm
6pm Tip-Off: Bakken v Oostende
8pm Tip-Off: Eagles v Tartu
Tickets are still available for Monday’s MKM Euro Invitational 2016 Tournament finals day at just £10 per person. Book online now or call the Eagles Office 9am-5pm on 0191 2453880.