Cup success for Leopards

Leopards collected their first win of the season as London Greenhouse Pioneers were beaten 108-74 in the National Cup on Sunday.
Hafeez Abdul led the way with 43 points in a game played at Harlow Leisurezone as the Big Cats led for almost the whole game.
Abdul poured in 23 points, including four treys, in the third period alone as the Big Cats set up a last 16 trip to either Sussex Bears or Bristol Hurricanes.
New signing Teni Mongo added 16 points with Jerrelle Okoro chipping in with 12.
Captain Chuck Duru opened the scoring with a trey , and both Mongo and Abdul scored from downtown as Leopards took control with a 12-0 run before Marius Kaftaiukas sent them into the first break with a 29-23 lead.
Abdul opened the second period scoring and with Mongo draining a pair of threes Leopards steadily increased the lead before three James Cummings points sent the into the locker room with a 54-39 lead.
The game was put beyond the visitors’ reach as Abdul hit nine straight points in an 11-0 run to open the second half, and after Okoro had converted a free-throw he hit another 13 straight for the hosts as they reached the final break with an 85-56 lead.
An 8-0 run saw Pioneers make it a 23-point game, but that was as close as they came with all 11 Leopards getting on the scoresheet as they broke a six-game losing streak.