Newcastle Eagles hang onto faint BBL title hopes

Charles Smith

Newcastle Eagles kept alive their hopes of catching British Basketball League leaders Leicester Riders with victory at Worcester Wolves on Wednesday.

Fab Flournoy's side reduced the Riders regular season championship advantage to six points with four games to play.

Eagles won 102-87 on the night with veteran Charles Smith racking up 40 points for the visitors.

However Leicester can still seal the title

Three straight wins have given Eagles hope after a run of three defeats looked to have handed Leicester momentum.

But the Eagles must better Riders' league record to pip them to the title after Leicester

The two clubs meet in the final match of the season at the John Sandford Centre in Leicester on Friday, 12 April.

Last season's champions Newcastle won all four trophies in 2012, but have already lost the Cup final against their closest rivals.

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