The Springfield Honda Newcastle Eagles recorded their seventh consecutive British Basketball League Championship victory as they overcame the last team to beat them, the TCS Chester Jets, 90-79 at the MetroRadio Arena.

An even first quarter saw the home side gain a slight lead through their long range shooting, TJ Walker nailed two of their four three pointers in the first ten minutes as they posted an early 26-22 lead.

Midway through the second period a 7-0 burst from Andrew Sullivan (five) and Andrew Bridge, separated the sides as the Eagles pushed the score out to 35-28 before nine unanswered points to close the half gave them a double digit advantage at 47-37.

The Jets came back in the third as a 6-0 surge reduced the deficit to 55-51; and Phillip Gilbert and Anthony Martin scored four points each as the Jets posted a further 8-0 burst shortly afterwards.

An Andrew Bridge triple sparked a 9-0 response for the Eagles, which restored order and put Newcastle 66- 64 to the good going into the decisive stanza.

Chester tied the game up at 68 courtesy of a Damon Bailey deuce, but after the Eagles had restored a five-point lead at 78-73, they settled the game from beyond the arc with a pair of triples from TJ Walker and one from Andrew Bridge.

Walker's long range shooting helped him to a game-high 25 points on the night, ably supported by England star Andrew Sullivan's 24.

January Player of the Month, Shawn Myers, led the visitors with 18 points.