Basketball

Leopards are the champs

ESSEX Leopards became National Basketball League champions for the second time in four years on Sunday as they defeated Team Northumbria 84-72. In front of a sold-our Brentwood Centre crowd, the Robert Youngblood’€™s team beat the only side who could deny them the title to spark jubilant scenes on the court at the game’€™s end. […]

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Leopards set for return to action

ESSEX Leopards return to action on Saturday evening as they travel to Hemel Storm for an NBL Division One game. The Big Cats will look to bounce back after their three point loss at Worthing Thunder before Christmas which ended their perfect start to the league season. Robert Youngblood’s side are still second in the […]

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Southend Swifts’ girls enjoy remarkable day

The U14 girls. SOUTHEND Swifts U14 and U16 basketball teams represented the club in the finals of the national competition over the weekend, returning with one trophy and a great deal of pride. UNDER 14 GIRLS NATIONAL SEMI FINAL SOUTHEND SWIFTS 65,  HOUNSLOW HAWKS 59 (AFTER OVERTIME) After a season of striving for league position, […]

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Andre to debut for Leopards

ESSEX Leopards basketball team will field new guard Andre Lockhart (left) when they host Leicester Warriors at the Brentwood Centre on Sunday, 4pm. The Barbados-British dual national helped Newcastle Eagles to the runners-up spot in the BBL in 2011, averaging three points and an assist in nine minutes per game off the bench, and has […]

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