Danum Eagles narrowly beaten in top of the table clashÂ

Danum Eagles suffered an agonising 67-65 defeat in their top of the table clash at Newcastle Eagles U23s.

Wednesday, 16th January 2019, 9:39 am
Updated Thursday, 17th January 2019, 4:37 am
Oliver Hylands
Oliver Hylands

Victory for the Doncaster club would have moved them six points clear at the top of the NBL Division Four North table.

However, the second-placed hosts held their nerve to record a thrilling two-point win and close the gap to two points.

A closely fought opening quarter ended 19-18 to Newcastle, who extended that lead to 38-29 at half time.

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Danum pulled it back to 45-45 at the end of the third but it was the home side that edged the final quarter.

George Colwill (16) and Oliver Hylands (15) top scored for the visitors.