BBL Trophy Set to See Newcastle Eagles Replay Plymouth Raiders February 06, 2012 17:55
In BBL news this week, it looks as though things in the BBL Trophy competition are heading in the same direction as the BBL Cup, with the Newcastle Eagles taking on the Plymouth Raiders.
The Plymouth Raiders have already secured their place in the trophy final. They fought it out against the Milton Keynes Lions at the weekend, losing 87-81 in the first leg, but really made it count in the second leg, which was held down in Plymouth.
The Eagles just have the second leg of their BBL Trophy Semi-Final against the Sheffield Sharks to play this Friday, to secure their place in the final, although it already looks like a done deal, having beaten Sheffield by 32 points in the first leg.
In the BBL Cup Final, the Eagles had a massive win over Plymouth, with 115 points to 94, breaking records for most points ever scored in a cup final, and most points for an individual player in a cup final, with Charles Smith scoring 39 on the night. No doubt the Raiders will be looking for some revenge in the trophy final, ensuring that it should be another exciting game of basketball.