ingussssssTHE Giants had a tough night in the north east, going down to the top team in the BBL.

Ingus Bankevics (above) hit 22 points and Callum Jones had a 20-point, 15 rebound double-double, while Stefan Gill hit 17.

But the Eagles got the better of the contest, despite the visitors getting to within five points of their hosts late in the third quarter.

The Eagles took the first quarter27-11 and led 52-41 at half-time.

The Giants had a good third quarter, taking it 25-22 but the home side pulled away with a 34-19 fourth period.

GIANTS: Bankevics 22; Jones 20, 15rbs, 5as; Gill 17, 5as; Lewis 8; Attah 5; Webster 5; Schall 4; Baba 2; Haggith 2.