Newcastle Eagles beat Leicester Riders in BBL Cup final
By Raz Mirza
Last Updated: 19/01/16 12:14pm
The Newcastle Eagles continued their unbeaten streak after sweeping to victory against the Leicester Riders in the BBL Cup final on Sunday.
The Eagles, who completed a clean sweep of all four trophies last season, collected more silverware with a comfortable 94-82 victory in front of 10,000 fans at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.
Newcastle, who sit top of the BBL table, lifted their 23rd major trophy and extended their winning streak to 28-games after blowing their opponent's away in the fourth quarter to retain the cup.
Leicester looked like adding to their 2013 and 2014 triumphs after leading by as many as 14 in the third quarter.
However, Newcastle responded with a 12-2 burst to get themselves back in it, and then outscored Leicester 28-12 in the final 10 minutes to ease to a comfortable win.
Rahmon Fletcher led Newcastle with 18 points while Joseph Chapman added 17. Trayvonn Wright and Andrew Sullivan had 14 points each for Leicester.
Forthcoming BBL fixtures on Sky Sports digital:
Friday Jan 22, 2016 - live stream from 7.15pm
University of Worcester Arena, Worcester: BBL Championship - Worcester Wolves v Esh Group Newcastle Eagles
Saturday Jan 30, 2016 - live stream from 3.45pm
New Leicester Community Sports Arena, Leicester: WBBL Championship - Leicester Riders v Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters & BBL Championship - Leicester Riders v Surrey Scorchers
Fans will be able to watch BBL and WBBL games via skysports.com and webcastsport.com, whether that be on their computer, tablet or smart phone via the Sky Sports app.