Tough night for Big Cats

Leopards had a night to forget on Saturday as they went down 101-60 at Division One leaders and title favourites Solent Kestrels.
Apart from an early lead following baskets from Luke Mascall-Wright and Lee Hodges, the home side cominated throughout as they increased their stranglehold at the top of the league table.
Solent – led by 21 points apiece from Tayo Oyefusi, Nick Lewis and Travis Charles – went into the first break 27-16 ahead and extended that lead to 50-33 at half-time. Any thoughts of the Big Cats making a comeback were dispelled with a 29-16 third period before Kestrels completed the rout with a 22-11 final period.
Hodges finished with another double-double, adding 15 boards to his 11 points, while Mascall-Wright and Findlay Wood also added 11 points each. Duru and Sandiford finished with nine apiece, although the latter fouled out after 21 minutes of action.