Leopards hammer Anglia

The Big Cats powered their way into the third round of the National Cup with a club record equalling 73-point victory as they hammered Anglia Ruskin University 114-41, at the Brentwood Centre on Sunday.
Even without star guard AJ Roberts, Baker’s team were in complete control throughout the game, and never looked back after a 20-0 first period run.
Korry Callum led the way for a Leopards’ side who had seven scorers in double figures, finishing with 18 points, five steals and three assists in just 15 minutes of action.
Jamie Rodwell added 17 points and six rebounds, with Will Ashby chipping in with 14 points and five assists. Shaq Lewis and Dougie Bennett each finished with 13 points, while Kevin Moyo and Ruben Saiz Colon added 12 apiece.
Leopards led 34-13 at the first break and extended the lead to64-24 at half-time. A relentless display in the second half saw the visitors outscored 50-15 as the Big Cats equalled their 102-29 victory against Wellingborough 11 years ago.
Baker’s team recorded an impressive 29 steals and as many assists in the win, and will now how East London All-Stars in the third round at a venue and date to be announced.
Ashby and Jamie Hayes scored the opening baskets but despite a three point play from Kevin Moyo, the visitors stayed in touch during the opening minutes before a triple from Kevin Moyo launched the run which effectively wrapped up the game in the first period. The 20 points took just three and a half minutes to score, with Bennett also scoring from the Land of Plenty and five different players adding to the lead.
Rodwell sent the Big Cats into the first break with a 21 point lead, and the second period saw the home side hit six three-pointers with Bennett and Ashby both converting twice from down town, before Callum hit five straight points and Lewis dunked to give Leopards a 64-26 lead.
Bennett hit his third triple of the game to open the second half, but the third period proved to be a low scoring one as the Big Cats could only extend their lead with a 18-6 stanza as Colon sent his side into the final break with an 82-32 lead.
Bennett, Hayes and Caleb Taberner extended the lead to 56 at the start of the fourth period Cranz Dela Cruz hit a trey for the visitors in what proved to be their only points during the first seven minutes of the quarter.
A Callum three launched a 14-0 run from Leopards, and Lewis hit back-to-back baskets to wrap up the win as Leopards chose to run down the clock in the final ten seconds.