MATCH REPORTS: United get revenge

United played their first home game of the season against Essex and Herts Leopards in the return leg of the Trophy fixture at Brunel University.

United lost the first game at Brentwood two weeks ago we know we didn't do ourselves justice on that day.

A large and noisy home crowd cheered the London team from the beginning as they took a first quarter lead of 23-21 as Mumuni lead the team with 8 points after new signing Jacek Jagodka hit the first 3 of the game at his first look at the basket. United new that trading baskets was not the way they wanted the game to go and stepped up the defensive intensity forcing turnovers from Leopards as Mantia Callender stepped up to make 10 2nd quarter points and make a number of blocks in the paint. Both Herrin and Wicker, the two Leopards Americans were constant shooting threats although they were matched by Mumuni and Deppisch from the arc. London closed out the half up by 20 at 58-38.

Leopards battled hard at the beginning of the second half as the guards knocked down a couple of long three's however London again tunred on the defensive heat with Junior Williams and Jagodka getting their hands on the ball to give London some easier break points.

Steve Vear looked very impressive with his great court vision finding the big men available under the hoop, and he contributed 12 points to the score.

The game closed out with a London win at 109-83 as no fewer than 7 United players made double figures with Mumuni's game high 26, Jagodka 16 and Callender 16.

Wicker scored 25 with Herrin making 23 for the Leopards.

Its a good win for United and we showed how deep we go as a squad.

Team Line up and scorers: Mumuni 26, Jagodka 16, Callender 16, Vear 12, Van Elswyk 10, Williams 10, Deppisch 10, Reid 5, Saloman 3, Hockey 0, Kubacki 0.


+ updated by on October 11, 2004

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