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Newcastle Eagles were left to lament a poor third quarter performance as they blew a half-time lead against long-time rivals Leicester Riders in the BBL Cup Northern Group.

Heading into the second half, Newcastle held a six point lead over Leicester.

But unfortunately for coach Ian Macleod’s side, a bruising third quarter and costly turnovers acted as the catalyst for his sides third consecutive defeat- with the Eagles losing 76-69 to the Riders.

During the preparation for the Friday night showdown with Leicester, Macleod stated that both his players and coaching staff were eager to rectify their recent poor performances.

Watch the post-game interview with Mike Morsell: