On this day – Oct 14

2012 – Leopards crush Thunder

Leopards moved to within touching distance of a place in the National  Trophy quarter-finals as they hammered Worthing Thunder 90-64 on  Sunday. The  Big Cats led from tip to buzzer at Basildon Sporting Village, and a win at Hemel  Storm on Saturday will seal qualification and give the big Cats an excellent  chance of getting a top two finish and home court advantage in the  quarter-finals.

Carl  Josey led the Big Cats with an 18 point, 12 rebound double-double, adding five  assists. Simon Cummings had eight assists to go with his 14 points, with  Taner Adu also finishing on 14 points All nine Leopards – Rowell Graham and  Simonas Bublys were again missing due to injury – got on the scoreboard Tom  Martin having his best game as a Leopard with 13 points and four assists, and  Greg Hernandez continued his comeback with 12 points and nine boards. Robert  Youngblood’s side out-rebounded the visitors 39-24, and dished out an impressive  26 assists as they shot 53 percent from the floor including seven from 17  outside the arc.

Adu  opened the scoring and Josey hit the first of three treys as Leopards blew into  a 5-0 lead after two minutes, and Josey drained another from downtown to make it  10-4. Martin  hit a pair at the foul line to keep Leopards ahead, and Youngblood scored off  Adu’s assist to send Leopards into the first break 20-11 ahead. Despite Cummings sitting down on two fouls, the opening minutes of the  second period saw Leopards take complete control as Hernandez, Martin and Duane  Camille put them ahead by 15 before Adu (below)hit a three and Camille wrapped up the  15-0 run off Martin’s assist.

Worthing never got closer than 16 points in the rest of the half, and  despite a harsh foul call and technical of Martin, they went into the locker  room leading 43-27 at half-time

Hank  Rivers – who led Thunder with 17 points and nine boards – opened the second half  scoring and although Lawrence Brown replied, scores from Rivers and  James

But  Josey stopped the rot with three free-throws after being fouled by Brame, and  pairs of foul shots from Brown and Cummings made it a 22 point game with three  third period minutes remaining and although Worthing replied with a 9-2 run, the  Big Cats went into the final period with a 60-45 lead amazon prime serien herunterladen.

Again  it was Josey who ended the run by sinking a trey, and the lead never dipped  below 16 again music from youtube mp3. The lead peaked at 32 with 71 seconds remaining when Dan  Dunscombe followed up a three-point play with a massive dunk as the Big Cats  moved up to third spot in the Group A table word downloaden studenten.

Leopards: C Josey (18), S Cummings (14), T Adu (14), T Martin (13), G  Hernandez (12), D Dunscombe (7), L Brown (5), D Camille (5), R Youngblood  (2)

2018 – Warriors feel Luke’s force

Leopards progressed to the National Cup fourth round with a thrilling 97-95 victory at old rivals Westminster Warriors, on Sunday. A massive trey from Luke Mascall-Wright wrapped up the win as the Big Cats held off a dogged Warriors side to set up a last 16 tie against either Nottingham Hoods or London Westside at the University of Essex.
Leopards raced out of the blocks to lead 10-3, but a timeout from Warriors’ coach Jon Johnson revitalised his side, and despite Rory Winter’s three-point buzzer beater, Thomas Baker’s side trailed 29-20 at the first break.
The Big Cats were 35-24 down with four minutes of the second period to play but rallied to only trail by two at half-time and a stunning third period saw them take a 71-62 lead into the final period.
Warrior responded with a run and it was nip and tuck throughout the fourth period, but it was Mascall-Wright who struck the dagger blow to put Leopards into the next round.
Chuck Duru led the Big Cats for the first time, finishing with 21 points, with Lee Hodges adding 15 and Winter 14

2000 – Eagles beater in thriller

 

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