Thames Valley Tigers 85 (17, 46, 71)
Holley 21, Meldrum 17, Williams/Nurse 15
Newcastle Eagles 101 (34, 51, 73)
Hyatt 30, Smith 27, Arinze 19
Eagles secured their passage into the semi-finals of the BBL Championship
Play-offs thanks to a 101-85 victory over the Thames Valley Tigers
in Bracknell on Saturday night.
Newcastle started brightly with an early 22-5 burst to lead 34-15
midway through the opening period.
Tigers stormed back with an 18-6 tear in the second quarter and
a 15-0 run across the half-time break to take the lead at 54-51.
However, the visitors came back with a 8-0 tear across the final
break and a 9-4 run with four minutes remaining in the game, giving
Eagles an 86-77 advantage as they ran out eventual winners.
Jeremy Hyatt was impressive for the visitors leading all scorers
with 30 points, including 18 from behind-the-arc, while Tony Holley
led the Tigers scoring with 21 points.