On this day – April 8

2012 – Thunder hammered by champions

Having won Division One with two games to spare – after going 1-4 to start the season – Leopards didn’t take their foot of the gas as they hammered Worthing Thunder in front of a decent-sized crowd at Basildon.

Led by 30 Vernon Teel points, Leopards flew out of the block with a 33-21 first period, and had the game sewed up with a 20-point lead by the end of the third quarter.

Venue: Basildon Sporting Village

Scores

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT1 OT2 OT3 OT4 Final Score
BA London Leopards 33 23 27 23 106
Worthing Thunder 21 19 23 25 88

Top Scorers

BA London Leopards Worthing Thunder
Tell 30 Rivers 23
Krubally 18 Small 22
Bublys 16 Tullis 22

2000 – Leopards lose but no spoon

Pertemps Bullets Birmingham 98 (24,46,74)
Lloyd 24, Jamison 18, Burns 17
adidas London Leopards 81 (15,39,60)
Brantley 15, Mensah-Bonsu 13, Johnson 11
Dairylea Dunkers Championship @ NEC Arena
Despite winning their final home game of the season 98-81 over adidas London Leopards, Bullets finish the season in third in the Southern Conference, courtesy of Thames Valley Tigers’ win against London Towers.
A 15-2 run by the hometown side in the first quarter saw Bullets take a 24-15 lead going into the second, and although Leopards pulled back to 37-34, that was the closest they got.
Despite the result, Leopards have avoided the wooden spoon in the South, as Brighton’s loss puts them bottom after Leopards won the head-to-head series between the teams.

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