Small consolation but Newcastle Eagles have clinched runners-up spot in the BBL after coming from behind to see off Glasgow Rocks 92-83.

24 hours after losing their title, Fab Flournoy's side looked to be nursing a hangover when they trailed the visitors 53-44 at half-time.

And despite another fruitless night from three-point range, Newcastle came from as much as 12 behind, hitting back to go 69-67 in front at the end of the third.

Glasgow delivered a spirited display but with Reggie Jackson scoring 31, the Eagles pulled away with a 20-6 run.

Mersey Tigers coach Tony Garbelotto made good on his promise to rest Nate Reinking as the newly-crowned champions lost 83-73 at Sheffield Sharks in the final game of their league campaign.

However Mersey's hopes of a treble may have sustained a blow after GB captain Drew Sullivan sustained a suspected ankle fracture iust before half-time.

In his absence, a 24-4 burst to end the first half for the Sharks saw the game broken open as their lead leapt out to 46-28.

And despite a 24-9 tear from the Tigers in the final quarter to trim the deficit back to just six points at 76-70, the Sharks secured the victory from the foul-line  to finish third in the standings.

Elsewhere, Sfefan Gill piled in 34 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists as Milton Keynes Lions held off Essex Pirates 110-104.


The visitors led 25-19 early on in the second quarter but an 8-0 run from the Lions saw them re-take the lead at 27-25 and they would not trail again in the contest.

Mike New's men extended their advantage to 15 points in the fourth but a 10-3 run from the Pirates saw the visitors close the gap to just four points with 31 seconds left before their luck faded.

Adrien Sturt led the league's bottom side with 36.

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