Esh Group Eagles Newcastle produced a dominant performance to earn a routine win.
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 114-73 Leeds Force (26-11, 54-30, 81-54)
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle ended a run of three straight home defeats as they eased to a comfortable win over Leeds Force.
The Eagles had five players in double figures as their victory ensures the gap at the top remains the same.
Leading scorers – Nimley 32, Paige 25, J Williams 19 (Eagles) – Sinani 16, Mourier 15, Curth/Kuyinu 13 (Force)
Turning point – Newcastle raced into a 15-point lead and never looked back as they inflcited another loss on the Force.
Key stat – Leeds committed 28 turnovers in the contest, which the Eagles duly converted into 41 points, whilst going 17 of 18 from the foul line.
Game hero(es) – Just as they did on the opening night of the season, Saah Nimley and Jaysean Paige starred with a combined 57 points with the latter adding eight rebounds and 10 assists to his 25 points.