James Jones takes on Newcastle's Fab Flournoy earlier in the season
James Jones takes on Newcastle’s Fab Flournoy earlier in the season

THE Giants face a weekend double-header against teams of contrasting fortunes.

They travel to Newcastle on Friday night to take on the high-flying Eagles – then host winless Surrey United at Wright Robinson on Sunday (5.30pm).

The Giants’ season took a big step forward last weekend with the win over Plymouth and coach Jeff Jones is keen to keep pushing on the Eagles.

Jones said: “Obviously in our situation any wins are important but the manner in which we won, and the quality of the opposition, made it that much more satisfying.

“The composure we showed down the stretch was particularly pleasing. I thought the second half was our best basketball of the year.”

David Watts and James Jones were picked out for praise with the latter being named in the BBL’s team of the week.

The Eagles have traditionally been one of the BBL’s best and