JETS recorded their ninth successive league win, on Sunday, as they over-came Newcastle for the first time in three attempts this season to come out on top in a bruising encounter.
Coach Paul Smith said: 'This was a huge win, especially with Delme Herriman not being fit and John Simpson still out with a knee injury. We knew it was going to be physical against Newcastle but I never talked about revenge. I am pleased with our all-round play as we're scoring OK now which isn't bad for a defensive team.'
As has become the fashion of recent times, Jets were terrific out of the blocks and built up an early 11-4 lead.
Calvin Davis's athleticism by the rim at both ends of the court suggested the Jets' skipper is close to regaining the form that made him the BBL's most mobile centre but by the end of the quarter the home side's advantage was just 26-25.
Newcastle led briefly in the second but by the interval they were 58-48 down thanks mainly to the displays of Jets' guards Trey Moore and Anthony Martin.
After a quiet opening period, Moore exploded in the second while Martin produced arguably his best display yet.
With Eagles' usual main protagonists TJ Walker and Jeremy Hyatt both struggling with knocks it was left to Frank Bennett and Andrew Sullivan to keep the visitors in the game. However, they still trailed 83-74 going into the final quarter.
Jets never looked in much danger of giving up their lead and Martin wowed the Northgate fans with his dribbling.
Hyatt, who had been jeered all evening, did not take kindly to such showboating and was given his marching orders following a shove that displayed all the subtlety of a bull elephant.
Jets' scorers: Moore (31); Davis (26); Myers (17); Martin (16); Harrison (11); Singleton (10).