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Last Updated: Sunday, 30 April 2006, 20:43 GMT 21:43 UK
Soaring Eagles seal clean sweep
By Rob Dugdale

Newcastle coach Fabulous Flournoy
Flournoy added the MVP award to his other honours this season
The Newcastle Eagles completed a clean sweep of all four British Basketball League titles with an 83-68 win over Scottish Rocks in the play-offs final.

Coach Fab Flournoy was named most valuable player after scoring 17 points and taking 17 rebounds.

Charles Smith led all scorers with 22 points for the Eagles, who trailed 28-40 at half-time.

The Rocks' leading scorer was England international Julius Joseph with 21 points. Frank Bennett added 20 points.

If opponents clamp down on Andrew Sullivan, we have other options
Eagles coach Fab Flournoy

The Eagles add the play-off final win to the Cup, Trophy and League titles they have already won this season.

After the match, Flournoy admitted he was "concerned but not worried" at half-time.

"Every team's going to get a run on you and that was theirs," he said of the Rocks' 40-28 interval lead.

"But I have a very talented team, so even if opponents clamp down on Andrew Sullivan, we have other options."

The Eagles' win means they are only the fourth team to win all four BBL titles in one season.


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SEE ALSO
Rocks go through against Sharks
29 Apr 06 |  Basketball
Sullivan scoops BBL player award
28 Apr 06 |  Basketball
Flournoy named coach of the year
25 Apr 06 |  Basketball
Basketball results
12 Oct 00 |  Basketball


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