2012 – Crusaders beaten by Brown’s 21 points
Leopards made it a weekend double with an ultimately comfortable 80-63 victory against Medway Park Crusaders, on Sunday. After a quiet game on Friday, Lawrence Brown was dominant in the paint at Basildon Sporting Village as he scored nine of his 11 field goal attempts to finish with 21 points and eight rebounds, while Simon Cummings added 14 points.
Josey had his second double-double in as many games with 13 points and 14 boards, with Taner Adu also scoring 13 points and Rowell Graham added ten points and six boards as a good defensive effort saw the visitors limited to nine points in each of the second and third periods.
James Harris opened the scoring for Crusaders with a trey, but scores from Brown and Josey put Leopards ahead, and Brown made it 7-5 in the hosts’ favour before Crusaders hit five unanswered points to take the lead.
Leopards never led again in the period, although Graham tied things at 18 with 2:27 on the clock, Steve Archer sent Crusaders into the first break with a 26-23 lead. Brown added to his tally with the first score of the second period to launch a 7-0 run capped by a Josey basket, and Leopards never trailed again.
The visitors pulled within a point as Sam Better hit a pair at the foul line, but Sam Dunscombe started a run which saw Leopards score the final six points of the half to lead 42-35 going into the locker room.
The run was extended to 10-0 as Brown scored a pair of baskets to open the third period, but it was a still a six point game going into the final three minutes of the quarter before Graham’s basket off a Josey assist launched an 11-1 run that sent the Big Cats into the final break with a 60-44 lead.
Mannock Lual – how led Crusaders with 20 points and 15 boards – cut the lead to 12 with the first basket of the final stanza , and the same player briefly cut the lead to single figures with 6:24 on the clock However Adu and Brown quickly put Leopards back in the driving seat and they held Crusaders to just three points in the final four minutes to move up to third place in Trophy Group A herunterladen.
Leopards: L Brown (21), S Cummings (14), T Adu (13), C Josey (13), R Graham (10), D Dunscombe (6), R Youngblood (3), L Volskis, S Bublys, J Johnson, T Martin.
2018 – Victory in Derby
Leopards avoided a potential banana skin as they progressed to the National Cup third round with a 111-99 win at Team Derby Spartans, on Sunday. The Big Cats will now travel to old rivals Westminster Warriors in the last 32, with the game expected to take place at Capital City Academy on Sunday October 13.
Leopards were pushed all the way by a Derby side expected to win Division Three North before they came good with a 22-4 run in the final four minutes to advance in a competition they have won three times. Luke Mascall-Wright completed a stunning weekend with 30 points, with Sam Newman adding 26 and Lee Hodges 21.
There was little to choose between the sides in the first period as treys from Newman, Andre Lavinier and Mascall-Wright helped them into a 22-20. Late scores from Newman and Greenan saw the Big Cats go into the locker room at the world famous Repton School lead 45-39 but for the first time this season they failed to take control of the game in the third period as a barrage of treys from M Boyd saw the home side go into the final break 78-72 ahead despite Mascall-Wright draining three triples of his own .
Despite four points apiece from Hodgess, and Rory Winter along with another Mascall-Wright trey, Thomas Baker’s team still trailed 88-83 going into the final five minutes A pair of Newman scores from the Land of Plenty kept the visitors in touch without eating into the lead before Mascall-Wright truly broke free with 11 points in a 13-0 run to give the Big Cats a 103-95.
Some excellent defence on Byd by Alejandro Hernandez Batista took him out of the game and three missed foul shots from four attempts effectively ended the hosts’ resistance, before a score from Hodges and four straight foul shots by Winter ended the game as a contest, and Newman wrapped up the win with a dunk.
2001 – Leopards let it slip againts Eagles
DG London Leopards Kool Kats 79 (23,44,68)
Maurice Robinson 23, Rod Brown 20, Rico Alderson 15
Newcastle Eagles 83 (17,37,60)
Malcolm Leak 24, TJ Walker 23, Shawn Myers 20
BBL Championship @ Brentwood Leisure Centre
Newcastle Eagles came from behind to defeat DG London Leopards Kool Kats 83-79 away from home on Sunday evening.
The hometown Leopards won the first three quarters, leading 68-60 heading into the final period. However, a 9-0 start to the fourth quarter by the Eagles, including a decisive three pointer from debutant Jeremy Hyatt, gave the visitors a 69-68 lead with seven minutes to go. Eagles went on to win the fourth quarter 23-11 to take the game.
Eagles’ Malcolm Leak top scored with 24 points, while Maurice Robinson added 23 for the Leopards.