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Wins for Giants and Eagles on Friday night

Last Updated: 29/09/12 10:09am

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James Jones: Bagged 27 points for Newcastle

James Jones: Bagged 27 points for Newcastle

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James Jones scored 27 points as the Manchester Giants got the better of the Sheffield Sharks in the British Basketball League on Friday night.

Jones' haul, and a further 10 from David Watts, helped the Lancashire club to a 99-87 success.

Elsewhere on Friday night, Newcastle Eagles staved off a fourth quarter fightback from the Worcester Wolves to win 81-73 and record three straight wins to start the season.

Darius Defoe led the hosts with 26 points and eight rebounds, while Joe Chapman scored 17 points and dished out nine assists.

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