In a weekend of BBL Trophy action, Newcastle Eagles’ player-coach Fabulous Flournoy was delighted to see his team take another step towards the semi-final with a 92-72 victory against Durham Wildcats on Friday night.

The Eagles only need to avoid a big defeat against old foes Glasgow Rocks on Sunday to reach the final four of the competition they have won four times in the last seven years.

“Our defence really got us through the game as it took us a long time to get any offensive fluency” said Flournoy.

“Durham were helped by having Mario Flaherty playing and really tested us in that they hung around and worked the shot clock well.

“We know all about Bucci who again played well but both Hinnenkamp and Capocci have showed enough in two games against us for me to believe they will be solid players in this league. Chris Pearce also brought a lot of energy for them.”