Leopards 85 Cavs 90

Leopards still need one more win to seal a place in the play-offs following Sunday’s 90-85 loss against Thames Valley Cavaliers at the Brentwood Centre.
In a game that they never led in, Leopards kept in touch the Cavaliers throughout but found American guard Martelle McLemore too hot to handle as he finished with 40 points.
Lee Hodges led the Big Cats with 22 points and 13 rebounds, with Duru adding 15 points and Asante Sandiford 11.
McLemore opened the scoring with a three, with Hodges answering with a dunk, but despite treys from Duru and Rory Winter the Big Cats trailed 27-18 at the first break.
That deficit grew to 11 points at the start of the second period before four points from Hodges and a Sam Newman triple dragged Leopards back into the game,
Hodges continued to trouble the visitors as he converted four–from-four free-throws and five straight points from Duru kept Leopards in touch at half-time as they trailed 49-40.
The third period saw the Big Cats play their best basketball of the game, and triples from Tom Child and Duru cut the deficit to 63-60 going into the final break.
Cavs opened the fourth period with seven unanswered points but treys from Sandiford and captain Newman kept the home side in touch, and with the visitors missing five from six foul shots the visitors missed the chances to pull away.
Three pointers from Findlay Wood and Winter made it a two point game with 113 seconds remaining but that was as close as it got as Cavaliers wrapped things up at the foul line.