Newcastle Eagles Women221822971Loss
Leicester Riders Women1623213696Win

Battling Newcastle Eagles WBBL bowed out of this season’s WBBL Cup but basketball was the winner on Tyneside as an absorbing clash provided a thrilling advert for the women’s game.

Newcastle’s 96-71 defeat to Leicester didn’t tell the true story as a late burst from the Riders put the gloss on a deceiving scoreline.

And the below-strength Eagles showed glimpses of their obvious potential by matching the North Group winners play for play for 35 minutes of a terrific tie.

Watch highlights of Eagles WBBL vs Leicester Riders