Eagles soar to win over Giants

  • Last Updated: October 5 2012, 22:31 BST

Newcastle Eagles made it four wins out of four at the start of the new BBL Championship season with a 91-82 triumph over Manchester Giants.

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The league leaders powered into a 50-35 lead by half-time and defended their advantage to the buzzer thanks to 20 points from both Joe Chapman and Charles Smith.

David Watts poured in 26 points for the fourth-placed Giants.

In the night's other game, Tayo Ogedengbe scored 27 points and Duane James 25 as the London Lions picked up their first win of the season with a surprise 95-91 victory over third-placed Surrey Heat.