Eagles 107 – London Capital 84
The Newcastle Eagles picked up their first win, whilst condemning the PAWS London Capital to their second consecutive defeat, with a 107-84 victory at the MetroRadio Arena on Friday night.
GB star Richard Midgley led the victors with 26 points, supported by 17 from Lynard Stewart and 15 from captain Andrew Bridge. Capital’s point guard Anthony Anderson led all scorers with 32 points.
After a tight first quarter, the Eagles broke the game open late in the second as they closed it with a 14-2 surge. The run was inspired by Midgley who had 8 points including a three-pointer and 3/4 from the free-throw line, as the Eagles led 56-41 at the half.
Capital ate into the lead in the third stanza as they narrowed the gap to 75-64, but Midgley was the spark once more as the home side settled the game early in the fourth quarter. The point guard scored 5 of a 9-2 burst, including another triple, that took the score out to what proved to be an insurmountable 88-70 before the Eagles cruised home.
Quarterscores:- 24-20, 56-41, 75-64, 107-84
Final result:- 107-84
Officials:- Roger Harrison, Steve Ellis, Barry Fenwick
Eagles: Midgley 26, Stewart 17, Bridge 15
Capital: Anderson 32, Miller 19, Gariba 10