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February 6, 2014
BBL January Stat Stars

We take a look at who has been hot in the BBL during the month of January. Scoring machines It was the best month of the season for scoring power, with an astonishing 11 players smashing their way through the landmark of 20 points per game or more. In another coup for the ever-rising flame…

January 12, 2014
Eagles Fall to Riders in the BBL Cup Final

BBL Cup Final Leicester Riders 72 (14,32,58) (Couisnard 18, Sullivan 16, Calvo 13) Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 69 (20,37,49) (Smith 27, Cooke 13, Martin 12) A packed 9,000 fans at the National Indoor Arena were treated to another BBL Cup classic as holders Leicester Riders retained their trophy after Drew Sullivan inspired a thrilling 72-69…

October 22, 2013
Defoe and Smith Make BBL Team of the Week

BBL Team of the Week – Week 4 We reveal three debutantes and two in-form big men who get their third spot in four weeks. Matthew Pressey (Plymouth University Raiders) Playmaker Pressey has been a driving force for the Raiders since they shrugged off their initial sluggish start and found a much higher gear. He…

October 18, 2013
Newcastle Eagles Win the Battle of the North 98-70

BBL Championship Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 98 (26,49,63) (Smith 24, Defoe 20, Cooke 16, Martin 16) Glasgow Rocks 70 (19,38,58) (Northern 17, Harrison 14, Marks 12, Urli 12) The home side started the game strong and ran away to a 13-point lead already in the first quarter, as Malik Cooke made it 18-5 six minutes…

August 16, 2013
The Prince and Big D Are Back In Black

The Eagles new look 2013-14 side finally sees the return of two familiar faces in the ‘Prince’ Charles Smith and Darius Defoe. Both players have spent over a decade at the club, Smith entering his 11th season with the Eagles, an ever present at the club since 1999. Defoe enters his 12th season in a…

April 3, 2013
BBL Team of the Week

The race for the most appearances this season takes a twist, as three leading contenders move closer. EJ Harrison (Glasgow Rocks) There’s one debutante in our line-up this week and that is the Rocks guard, who hasn’t previously featured during the previous 27 weeks. And, this is perhaps something of a surprise, considering his influence…

March 26, 2013
Smith and Defoe Make BBL Team of the Week

Frontcourt players dominated last week with a staggering 19 of the top 20 spots, so we have our tallest ever line-up. Travis Holmes (Surrey Heat) The scintillating Travis Holmes was so good, he produced not only the best performance in the BBL, but actually, the best two of the week. He had 26 points, eight…

March 25, 2013
Newcastle Eagles Defeat Mersey Tigers 92-69

Mersey Tigers 69 (Wait 22, Schall 10, Lockett 10, Bigley 10) Newcastle Eagles 92 (Defoe 26, Chapman 17, Smith 15) Newcastle Eagles did what they needed to do to keep alive their outside hopes of winning the BBL Championship. Their comfortable win at bottom placed Mersey Tigers was built on 26 points from Darius Defoe…

March 22, 2013
Eagles Win the North East Derby vs the Durham Wildcats

Newcastle Eagles 96 (Smith 27, Defoe 24, Ikhinmwin 21) Durham Wildcats 92 (Page 26, Keister 21, Guinane 20) The Newcastle Eagles survived a late comeback to win the North East derby against the Durham Wildcats by 96-92 at Sports Central. Six players scored more than 20 points as Charles Smith led the way with 27…