International Hoops

Giants clip Eagles in thriller with joy on the road for Sharks and Phoenix

Giants clip Eagles in thriller with joy on the road for Sharks and Phoenix

BBL Championship

Manchester Giants 99-96 Newcastle Eagles (22-26, 45-55, 73-76)
(Giants: Fletcher, 23; Roberson, 18; Green, 17 โ€” Eagles: Johnson/Cohn, 20; Hamlet, 18; Gordon, 15 )

BBL Championship

London Lions 80-82 B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (13-22, 42-45, 68-59)
(Lions: Dekker, 24; Zubcic/Oni, 14; Nelson, 9 โ€” Sharks: Ramsey, 22; Nichols, 15; Pipkins, 12)

BBL Championship

ย Plymouth City Patriots 67-90 Cheshire Phoenix (22-19, 39-42, 53-65)(Patriots: Dang Akodo, 11; Dusha/Hawthorne Jr., 10; Hassan, 8 โ€” Phoenix: Neighbour/Austin, 17; Evans, 15; Anderson, 14 )

Manchester Giants produced a monumental fourth quarter comeback to overcome Newcastle Eagles 99-96 at the National Basketball Performance Centre on Sunday.ย 

Jubilation for Manchester, heartbreak for the Eagles, who had led for the majority of the game but came unstuck in the last minute as Dirk Williams tied the game at 96-96 with a deep three at the top.

Anthony Roberson then gave the hosts the lead for good with 30 seconds left with a long range two before Manchester settled the thriller from the foul line.

Rahmon Fletcher โ€“ playing against his former club โ€“ led the winners with 23 points and 13 assists, with Roberson scoring 18 to go with 10 rebounds.

Tajh Green also posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

For the Eagles, losing the game in the last minutes for the second time in 48 hours, they were led by Kyle Johnson and David Cohn, who both posted 20 points.

ย It looked to be the Legend Robertin show for the hosts in the early going as he brought the house down with back-to-back slams, but Eagles were composed, leading 16-12, midway through the first.

Fletcher come out firing as he glided to the hoop in a trademark score inside and he repeated the feat as he came out aggressive in the first.

But thanks to eight points from Cohn, the Eagles took a four-point lead after the first period.

And Newcastleโ€™s lead was extended early in the second as Cohn โ€“ who passed up a three โ€“ found a trailing Denzel Ubiaro for a dunk, followed by a score by Kyle Johnson lay-up to give the visitors a 37-27 lead.

The second quarter was a scrappy affair, somewhat different to how free scoring the first was, Kofi Josephs drained his 100th three in 44 BBL games but the Eagles still enjoyed a 55-45 lead capped by a triple from Jermel Kennedy.

And Eagles stretched their advantage to 62-50 in the opening possessions of the third with a breakaway windmill slam but despite that highlight play, Giants…

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at British Basketball Leagueโ€ฆ