Luke feels the force as Leopards blitz Riders

A stunning display of three-point shooting saw Leopards hammer reigning champions Loughborough Riders 108-76 at Essex Sports Arena, on Sunday.
The Big Cats hit an incredible 20 three-pointers with just 32 shots in what was probably the best shooting performance in the club’s 15-year history.
They were led by Luke Mascall-Wright who drained a stunning eight triples from nine attempts on his way to a 36-point night, adding five assists, three steals and a couple of rebounds for good measure.
Leopards led for the whole game against Riders with Sam Newman doing much of the early damage as he finished with six-from-10 three-point shooting on the way to a 22 point, seven rebound, six assist night.
Asante Sandiford added nine assists, seven rebounds and three steals to his 15 points despite fouling out, while Lee Hodges had 13 points before joining his fellow big man on the bench.
Findlay Wood set the tone for the evening with a score the from Land of Plenty, and with Newman hitting two threes, Wood scoring another and Mascall-Wright also getting in on the act, Leopards were 20-8 up after six minutes.
Newman was unstoppable at this stage, hitting another three triples as the Big Cats went into the first break 30-17 ahead and a trey from Andre Lavinier made it 39-24 at the mid-stage of the second period.
Mascall-Wright dropped his second three to put the Big Cats 46-26 up with three first half minutes remaining, only to see Riders halve that lead to 46-36 with a 12-2 run thanks partly to five points from Niall Harris going into the locker room.
Hodges scored six of Leopards first nine second half points and despite a 7-0 run from the visitors it was predictably Mascall-Wright who scored from downtown to give the Big Cats a 72-58 lead going into the final break.

Chuck Duro joined the trey-fest to open the fourth period before Mascall-Wright hit another pair of triples and then scored eight staright points as Leopards they killed off the game with 23 unanswered points to move them up to ninth in the table.
Tony Yome led the visitors with 13 points, with Alex Roberts adding 12 Lucian Cristofis and Harris getting 11 apiece.