London Lions 92-74 Newcastle Eagles (22-21, 49-39, 70-58)
(Lions – Reese 20, Cugini 17, Kelley 16; Eagles – Johnson 19, Gordon 15, Sayers 12)
London Lions beat Newcastle Eagles 92-74 in an entertaining match-up on the Copperbox Arena on Wednesday night.
The sport received off to an in depth begin with the perimeters barely having the ability to be separated within the opening quarter. It was Lions who had been in a position to get their noses in entrance as they edged out Eagles 22-21 within the first.
Lions began to dominate within the second. The facet from the capital scored 27 factors within the interval and restricted Eagles to 18 to carry a wholesome 10 level, 49-39 lead on the break.
Eagles had been resilient within the third quarter, however Lions had been in a position to lengthen their lead once more. They outscored Eagles 21-19 to steer 70-58 going into the fourth and closing quarter, leaving Eagles with all of it to do.
Lions performed out the sport sensibly within the final. They scored 22 factors and restricted Eagles to 16 to fall simply wanting triple digits and safe the 18-point win.
Isaiah Reese scored a game-high 20 factors for Lions while Kylor Kelley had a dominant sport of 16 factors and 17 rebounds for the London facet.