Esh Group Eagles Newcastle v Cheshire Phoenix

Details: Friday 06 January, Sport Central, 7:30pm – BBL Championship

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Summary: Cheshire ended 2016 in style with an impressive road win over Glasgow Rocks in front of the BBC Sport cameras but face another tough test in the shape of the league leaders with Newcastle having won 13 of their last 14 games.

Season record: Eagles 1-0 Phoenix (2-0 all comps)

Raheem May-Thompson, Cheshire Phoenix forward – “With a win like that against a talented team such as Glasgow we’ve found new life. We know we have enough talent to beat any team in this league that win just validated it for us all.

“We know we can play better basketball and use that win to build upon especially with Newcastle up next.”