Eagles Stripes

Leeds Feel The Force of Eagles Revenge

Published: 11th February, 2017
BBL Championship
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 90 (27,50,67) (Fletcher 24, Parks 20, Hart 12)

Leeds Force 65 (12,28,48) (Sanders 19, Isenbarger/Marsden 9)

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle avenged their recent defeat to Leeds Force with a dominant 90-65 victory at Sport Central.

The North-East side were without captain Darius Defoe for the clash, but came out firing en route to a commanding win as they move level on points with Leicester Riders at the top.

Rahmon Fletcher led the way with 24 points and six assists with his back-court partner, Deondre Parks, adding a further 20 points.

And it was Parks who set the tone with a triple to open the scoring in a 7-2 start before Fletcher scored a quickfire seven as the lead jumped out to 14 points at 22-8.

Orlan Jackman scored five points in a row early in the second as the Eagles were doubling their opponents’ score at 38-19 and in complete control.

The gap was at 22 at half-time, but the visitors made a strong start to the third and managed to cut their deficit down to 12 before a 7-0 close from the Eagles.

Christian Behrens restored the 20-point cushion early in the fourth and almost posted a first double-double for the Eagles after weighing in with eight points and 10 boards as Newcastle wrapped up the victory.

Jermaine Sanders led Force with 19 points, while Rob Marsden collected 16 rebounds but Leed
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