Leopards win battle of giants

West Herts Warriors 55 Essex & Herts Leopards 81 THE top two teams in the county went head to head – and it was Leopards who came away with the points. But both teams found it hard to get into their normal rhythm, which resulted in a low scoring first

West Herts Warriors 55

Essex & Herts Leopards 81

THE top two teams in the county went head to head - and it was Leopards who came away with the points.

But both teams found it hard to get into their normal rhythm, which resulted in a low scoring first quarter.


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The second period was even closer with both teams scoring some good baskets and passing the ball effectively.

However, Leopards once again demonstrated their strength in depth and talent around the court.

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The crucial period as always proved to be the third, and foul trouble and fitness levels hit West Herts as the Leopards turned up the heat.

They played some of their best team passing basketball in the final quarter, and finished the final period 26 points clear.

Coach Terry Graves said: "I was particularly pleased with the ­passing and strength in depth that we had. These players rise to every challenge and want to learn."

Royston youngsters Joe Graves and Neil Addison again played vital roles.

Vice captain Graves came away with two points, two assists, two steals and two defensive rebounds.

Addison also impressed with six points, two assists, one steal, four offensive rebounds, four defensive rebounds, and one block.

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