Basketball: Seven-in-a-row for record-breaking Danum Eagles

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Unbeaten Danum Eagles broke the league scoring record for a second time this season as they ran out 138-69 winners against Derby Trailblazers II.

Mathew Martin led all scorers with 33, while Paul Walsh finished with 23 points and seven assists.

Josh Metcalf poured in five three-pointers from six attempts in the first quarter, as well as laying on baskets for team-mates Oliver Hylands and Liam Knapp, as Eagles raced into a 50-12 lead inside the first ten minutes.

Eagles led 76-32 at the halfway stage and brought up the 100-point mark with two minutes remaining in the third quarter.

Robin Hewson impressed in the fourth quarter, his stifling defence limited Derby’s guards to pot-shots from distance and forced mistakes that the Eagles could once again capitalize on in transition.

Eagles’ seventh win in a row sets up a mouth-watering clash at Division Three leaders Team Newcastle University on Sunday.

The Knights are also undefeated and a win would go a long way to securing a second successive league title for the Eagles.