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Lions Make It Two From Two

The London Lions made it back to back wins with a 61-92 win at Asseco Gdynia


With practice taking place twice daily the Lions started a little sluggishly as the home side led early. Will Hall and Demonte Flannigan then scored to get things going as the Lions led 7-12 after 5 minutes. Momcilo Latinovic then hit 5 in a row as the home side called time out at 7-17. A 4 point play from the home side closed out the first quarter as Lions led 14-23


Latinovic and Mo Lanegger then hit a purple spell as the visitors led 19-33 as three pointers rained in. Following a time out, Asseco roared back with a 12-2 run of their own before Paul Guede slammed the door shut with back to back triples. The half ended 33-42.


The third quarter was more of the same as Asseco tried to force a way back but Justin Robinson just cruised through the gears with a 9 point spree including dropping his defender on a killer crossover as the lead was now 48-67 at the break.


The defensive intensity just increased from then on and the home side had no reply as Lions won by 31 points, 61-92


The Capital side are back to training again today before travelling in country to play  Slupsk and Koszalin on Saturday and Sunday. The teams the Lions have faced and will be facing all competed in the top League here in Poland last season, Slupsk finishing 7th with an 18-13 record, then making it to the Playoff Semi-Finals where they were knocked out, they fielded Americans Justin Watts of North carolina, Dominic Artis formerly of Oregon and UTEP and 6’11” Stephen Hunt, 2016 graduate from Kansas State. Asseco Gdynia finished  13th with a 10-20 record and they fielded an entirely Polish side in the League and against the Lions. Kaszalin whom the Lions play on Sunday finished 14th with an 8-22 record.


 


Lions Scorers; Guede 17, Latinovic 15, Robinson 15, Flannigan 13, Isenbarger 8, Lanegger 8, Peel 5, Lockhart 3,  James 0, Ikhinmwin 0, Lashley dnp, Roberts dnp, 


Date added: 13/09/2017

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