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Basketball: Leopards land tough draw in National Cup semi-final

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 November 2018

Leopards coach Tom Baker talks to his players

Leopards coach Tom Baker talks to his players

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Leopards have received arguably the toughest draw in the National Cup semi-final and will host Division One leaders Solent Kestrels.

Thanks to the continued support of Brentwood Leisure Trust, the game will take place at the Brentwood Centre on Sunday December 9 (4pm).

And Leopards will be running their usual pre-game training session with the players before the game. Bookings can be made through leopardsbasketball.co.uk.

“It is exciting to think we are one game away from a final,” said coach Thomas Baker.

“However, right now our focus has to be on preparing for a tough Solent team who currently are dominating Division One.

“Coach Guymon’s teams are always well drilled and strong defensively so we will need to be at our best if we are to reach the final.”

Baker is hoping that the experience of Lee Hodges and Chuck Duru – who both won the competition with Hemel Storm last year – will help his side.

He added: “It is good to have guys who have been in this position before so using the experiences of Chuck and Lee from their success last year with Hemel will be key for us.

“We are getting better all the time and this is a great opportunity for us, we will be ready for the challenge.”

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