Basketball: Newcastle overcome Brighton on the road to clean sweep
Saturday 15 April 2006
Newcastle Eagles survived a dogged Brighton Bears fight-back in the quarter-finals on Tyneside last night to win 78-74 and keep alive their quest for a clean sweep of domestic honours.
The victory ended a troubled week for the club that has already won the British Basketball League's championship as well as the cup and trophy competitions. The Eagles suspended their 6ft 7in high-scoring American Jeremy Hyatt after he was convicted this week of two driving offences committed in March, subsequent to having been banned from driving for three years in January.
Brighton's Jerry Williams and Terrance McGee brought Brighton back to trail 77-74 with 30 seconds remaining in the match before Andrew Bridge scored the final point from the free-throw line.
The Guildford Heat coach Paul James believes that his players will hit the revs again tonight when they face London Towers in what should be the closest of the quarter-finals, between the fourth- and fifth-placed teams. The Heat ended with a 20-20 win-loss record after defeats in their final two regular-season games left them below the Towers. James said: "I'm not too worried because we had taken our foot of the pedal."
The third-placed Sheffield Sharks are at home tomorrow to the sixth-placed Leicester Riders, while in the other quarter-final tomorrow the second-placed Scottish Rocks face last season's league champions the Chester Jets, who finished seventh. The Rocks broke a four-game losing streak with a league win at Chester last weekend.
Latest in Sport
Chelsea vs Manchester United: Jose Mourinho dismisses United injury worries, saying 'they have an amazing squad'
Aaron Hernandez: American Football in the dock as NFL star player's murderous double life is revealed
Chelsea vs Manchester United: Why Blues are the least popular team in the league
Arsene Wenger compares talk of Jurgen Klopp replacing him at Arsenal to a 'circus'
Chelsea vs Manchester United combined XI: Thibaut Courtois or David De Gea? Juan Mata or Willian? Who makes our team?
- 1 BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes
- 5 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a white stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Russian warships in English Channel 'to conduct anti-aircraft and anti-submarine military drills'
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Front-End UI Application ...
£18000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They work with major vehicle ma...
£27000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Domestic Service Only Engineers are requ...
£23600 - £27500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The Employability Service withi...