TOUGH CUP PATH FOR NEWCASTLE EAGLES

Newcastle Eagles will have to get past Surrey Heat or Plymouth Raiders to earn a spot in this season’s BBL Cup final, if they survive next week’s quarter-final with Worcester Wolves.

The holders were given the incentive of a home tie in the last four should they progress but will have a tough next step in their half of the draw.

Glasgow Rocks will have to get past Leicester Riders or London Lions for a spot in the showpiece, if they survive their trip to Sheffield Sharks in the next round.

The Emirates Arena outfit were given the incentive of a home tie in the last four should they progress,

“It’s a good draw for us and Sheffield because we’re both still trying to find our way this season” said Rocks coach Sterling Davis.

“We always seem to meet Newcastle so it’s great to have something different. But getting past Sheffield won’t be easy, especially at their place.”

The Cup final takes place in Birmingham on January 13.

Meanwhile, the path to the last four of the BBL Trophy has also been decided, with a possible non-BBL tie between Reading and Leopards if both teams pull off upsets.

Durham Wildcats or Newcastle Eagles v Worcester Wolves or Plymouth Raiders

Reading Rockets or Surrey Heat v Essex Leopards or Leicester Riders

Manchester Giants or Sheffield v Edinburgh Kings or Glasgow Rocks

Worthing Thunder or Mersey Tigers v London Lions or Cheshire Jets

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