The Newcastle Eagles won their first ever home derby by 20 points, beating Durham Wildcats 92-72.
Newcastle Eagles gave BBL new boys a lesson in top-flight ruthlessness with a comfortable victory at Sport Central.
The experienced duo of Charles Smith (pictured) and Joe Chapman proved to
be constant thorn in the side of the Wildcats as the Eagles won each
quarter to ease to a 20 point win.
The Wildcats remained close during the first quarter to trail by just two after ten minutes.
edged further away in the second quarter to take a six point lead
(42-36) into the interval. And the home team stretched that out to 14 by
the end of the third period.
Fab Flournoy’s team never looked in
danger of giving up their advantage in the final stanza as thei lead
peaked at 90-65 on a Darius Defoe two.
Newcastle Eagles 92 (21,42,64) (Smith 23, Chapman 19, Gause 16)
Durham Wildcats 72 (19,36,50) (Capocci 20, Bucci 16, Hinnenkamp 13)