Similarly to last week the Eagles started the game well and got off to a 6-2 start. West Brom however came straight back with a small run and ended the quarter leading 14-9.
The Eagles responded in the 2nd quarter with some great defence and limited their opponents to just 2pts in the first 7 mins of the quarter. West Brom however answered with some tough shots to finish the half with a 21-20 lead.
The third quarter was a back and forth affair with the lead changing several times. West Brom came out on top with a slim 4 point lead going into the last 10 minutes.
The Eagles fought hard and with 4 minutes to go they had a 2 point lead. They were however unable to contain the outside shooting from West Brom and a couple of dagger threes gave the hosts a 48-44 win.
A decent game by the Eagles who did not play their best in a scrappy first away game. Encouraging signs for the season ahead and if the Eagles can maintain the consistency shown in the first half of the quarters then they should have a successful season.
Eagles head to Nottingham tomorrow for the first round of the cup.