The Wrap

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Esh Group Eagles Newcastle continue to lead the way in the BBL Championship after picking up two more wins to move to 7-0.

Fab Flournoy's side pulled clear in the second half for a 103-80 victory over Surrey Scorchers before beating Cheshire Phoenix 76-87 on the road two days later.

Jaysean Paige netted a combined 50 points on the weekend for the Eagles as they stayed perfect in the league and also avenged last week's Cup loss at the hands of Cheshire.

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Bristol Flyers moved to 4-2 with another victory on Saturday as they edged out Glasgow Rocks in a 74-71 success.

Rohdnell Goodwin led the way with 21 points in the win with Leslee Smith adding 15 points upon his return to action following injury.

“All credit has to go to our guys for the character they showed to get back to get back into the game - it started from the defensive end," commented head coach, Andreas Kapoulas.

It had been a bright start to the weekend for the Rocks having recorded a 76-82 victory away at Worcester Wolves on Friday night.

Kieron Achara top scored with 17 points, while Earl Brown finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to help their side bounce back from their Cup defeat at home to Worcester.

Leicester Riders made it five league wins from six as they held off a late fightback from DBL Sharks Sheffield as Andy Thomson contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds in the 80-75 triumph.

Chris Alexander netted 25 points for the Sharks as their six-game win streak came to an end.

Meanwhile, Surrey Scorchers returned to winning ways on Sunday as 20 points apiece from Alex Owumi and Tony Hicks helped their side to a 95-70 success at home to Manchester Giants.

Cheshire started the weekend with victory in Leeds with Malcolm Riley leading the way with 19 points, six rebounds and five assists in their 83-101 win.

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