Esh Group Eagles Newcastle are through to the BBL Cup semi-finals for the seventh consecutive year, as they pursue their third straight title, after Orlan Jackman’s near-perfect shooting performance, and 26 points, saw them past Cheshire Phoenix at home.
Meanwhile, in the BBL Championship, only Hayden Lescault catching fire in the closing minutes could separate Glasgow Rocks and Leeds Force, as the Rocks moved back into joint-third place with a 71-65 road win.
BBL Cup, Quarter Final
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle 95 (24,48,73) (Jackman 26, Defoe 18, Flournoy 11)
Cheshire Phoenix 84 (21,45,62) (Brown Jr 42, May-Thompson 17, Mosley 9)
Leeds Force 65 (15,36,51) (Isenbarger 17, Sanders 15, Sandoval 13)
Glasgow Rocks 71 (20,36,52) (Lescault 17, Achara 14, Thomson 10)