LANCASHIRE Spinners are riding high at the top of the table after a seventh straight victory.

The Bury basketball outfit were 86-61 winners against nearest rivals Newcastle Eagles, captain Conor Porter scoring 18 points in the fourth quarter.

The latest victory means they are two points clear of the Eagles at the summit of National League Division Three North.

“We’ve known for a long time within our group that we control our own destiny as far as where we end the season on the table, and that’s created a laser focus amongst the guys,” said head coach Mbongeni Greg Mpofu.

“They’re an ambitious group, they want to accomplish something great, and they want to do it together.

“Even as I’ve used a shortened rotation over the last couple of games, they still rally for each other regardless.

“We still have a lot of work to do, but the confidence is flowing through the team right now, and it’s a pleasure to be around.”

After a 21-point drubbing in the reverse came in the North East, the Spinners were seeking revenge against Newcastle.

In front of around 150 fans Porter, Josh Houghton, Barry Webster and Adam Oldham found the target in the first quarter but the Spinners trailed 21-19.

The second quarter was the Nathan Schall show as he, with some massive dunks and help from Webster, swung the momentum in the home side’s favour.

The crowd were up and the Spinners led 43-32 at half-time.

A 17-6 run from Newcastle then stunned the Spinners in the third quarter, meaning it was anyone’s game heading into the final period.

A back-and-forth game then swung back in the Bury side’s favour with Porter and Webster leading the change offensively.

New signing Jaxon Wroe hit a three-point shot with Porter and Schall also scoring to complete the 25-point victory.

The Spinners have two home games remaining, facing Myerscough College this Saturday and then Tees Valley Mohawks seven days later.

Tip-off for both games is 6.30pm at the Bury Sports For All Centre in Whitefield.

Entry is £2 for adults and £1 for under-18s.