2017 – RECORD BREAKING LEOPARDS PROGRESS IN CUP
2014 – KENT GAME TO BE REPLAYED
With chairs being placed between the wall and the court it was clear that the conditions were far from ideal, and Leopards appealed the result .
The Basketball England Competitions Review Panel today ruled that the game should be replayed at a different venue on a date to be agreed.
This is the second time that Leopards have been granted a replay due to court problems in the National Trophy . The 2010/11 game at now defunct London Capital was declared void due to incorrect line markings, and the game was ordered to be replayed. The home side subsequently conceded the fixture . Ironically Leopards’ assistant coach that season was Lloyd Gardner who is now the Crusaders’ coach.
2016 – FOURTH PERIOD WOE FOR BIG CATS
2011 – Sulli praises Leopards
GREAT Britain captain Drew Sullivan had praise for Leopards after he proved to the catalyst in Jelson Homes DU Leicester Riders’ 104-78 BBL Trophy victory against the Big Cats on Saturday evening.
The GB skipper hit five of six shots both inside and outside the three point line on the way to a 30-point, eight rebound night but was impressed by Dejan Mihevc’s team: “They’re a tough group of kids. I don’t really know much about the EBL, but I’m sure they’re one of the top teams. It was always going to be tough for them playing against us, and I think they blew their gasket a bit in the first quarter. They had to put a lot of work in during the first period and I think it showed later in the game, but they played hard and did well for themselves as far as I’m concerned.”
Leopards’ Americans Ousman Krubally and Vernon Teel each finished with 24 points, with the former adding a massive 17 rebounds. Both players were victims of some harsh calls in the first period as they each picked up three fouls, and it was while they sat on the bench at the start of the second quarter that Riders took control, going on a 21-1 run to blow open a tied game.
Leopards continue their travels with a BBL Trophy game at Prestige Home MK Lions on Sunday evening.