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Surrey Scorchers executed the perfect revenge mission as Lloyd Gardner’s men relied on superiority under the glass to edge a tight clash on Tyneside.

The visitors halted Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles’ seven-game winning streak with a gutsy 13-4 tear down the stretch.

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And the men in black will rue an off-night on offence with too many good looks spurned from beyond the arc.

It was impossible to criticise another locked-in defensive effort on the floor with Marc Steutel’s men forcing an incredible 18 turnovers and bagging 13 steals.

Surrey often looked panicked against an effective forecourt press with Newcastle’s in-form guards swarming all over the Scorchers’ playmakers.

Rickey McGill added a sensational seven steals to his Eagles-high 18 points with Larry Austin Jr another Eagle keen to turn the screw.

Rickey McGill put in one of the biggest personal performances of the season league-wide, but it still wasn’t enough for our Eagles to get the ‘W’. (Photos: Gary Forster)

But that hard work rarely paid off with Newcastle scoring just 10 points from turnovers and letting their rivals off the hook.

Once again Steutel’s side shared the ball effectively and finished the game with six players in double figures.

And Surrey were forced to fight hard to maintain a foothold in the game — the Scorchers saved time and time again by their determination to fire up shots from downtown.

Gardner’s side threw up 34 threes and sank 15 for a 44% conversion rate but a narrow win was underpinned by a strong shift in the paint.

That Surrey outrebounded the Eagles 48-34 will be a huge source of frustration for Steutel and his coaching team.

And the Scorchers’ ability to boss the boards, constantly convert from beyond the arc and stay cool from the bonus stripe (18/19 free throws) was enough to claim a five-point win.

Tajh Green continued to be a handful for the opposition last night with exciting dunks for the sold-out Vertu Motors Arena crowd. (Photos: Gary Forster)

There was little to choose between two well-matched rosters during the opening period with veteran Darius Defoe impressing early on.

Newcastle led 23-21 heading into the second quarter but the hosts couldn’t shake a steely Scorchers’ side, with veteran guards Justin Robinson and Andrew Lawrence increasingly influential for the visitors.

The two teams couldn’t be separated at the half but Surrey opened a four-point lead heading into the final period.

Our Eagles are hopefully that another sold-out Vertu Motors Arena next Friday night will be able to cheer them to an important win against Bristol Flyers live on Sky Sports. (Photos: Gary Forster)

A McGill triple opened up an 82-78 Eagles’ lead midway through the fourth quarter but not for the first time the men in black failed to hammer home a narrow advantage.

And the Scorchers’ accuracy from the free throw line allowed Gardner’s men to seal a sixth win of the season and exact ample revenge for the previous weekend’s loss against Newcastle.

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