Cheshire Phoenix 103 (41,58,83) (Eaves 21, Brown/May-Thompson 19)
Manchester Giants 83 (20,39,57) (Okoro 17, Jones/Traianos 14)
Cheshire Phoenix climbed two spots in the table after beating Manchester Giants 103-83 on Sunday.
The home side racked up a scintillating 41 points in the first period on 77% shooting to storm clear of their opponents.
Frank Eaves made an immediate impression on debut and finished as the game’s top scorers with 21 points with five players in double figures.
Cheshire went on a 10-0 run in the first quarter to begin to pull away and had a 21-point lead by the end of the period. The scoring cooled down in the second but the hosts had already racked up 50 points with over six minutes to go in the half.
The visitors edged the second quarter to narrowly reduce their deficit as they trailed by 19 at the interval.
Another burst put Cheshire further clear in the third with the game already seemingly beyond the Giants, who kept up their fight by taking the fourth quarter.
Jerelle Okoro led the Giants with 17 points as they fall to 3-9 after a run of defeats.