Newcastle Eagles Beat Plymouth Raiders to Win the BBL Cup Final January 15, 2012 18:17
The Newcastle Eagles were given a hard time last season for coming away from the BBL Cup Final empty handed for the first time in seven years. Well, this year, they have come back fighting to prove who really is the best team in BBL history.
The Eagles stormed to a 115 to 94 win over the Plymouth Raiders in Birmingham today. They held strong throughout the game, keeping a solid points buffer when it really counted.
As well as winning the Cup, the Eagles can also celebrate the fact that they broke two BBL Cup records today. The first record goes to veteran Eagle, Charles Smith, who shot the lights out at the NIA, coming away with 39 points; the most ever points scored by a single player in a BBL cup final. The previous record was 35 points, held by Steve Dagostino.
The second record was a full team effort, with the Eagles scoring the most points for a team in a BBL cup final, with 115 by the final whistle.
"Prince" Charles Smith, as he's affectionately known in Newcastle, was crowned the final MVP, and well deserved it is.