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Great Danes no match for Towering Londoners


London Towers moved back to a 5-5 record in the NEBL on Monday night, pulling off a 53-65 victory over Magic Great Danes in Denmark.

The Danish team - presently without their backer Magic Johnson - wer struggling throughout the sluggish first quarter committing several turnovers against a physically strong London defense. 

London centre Tom Wideman was strong from the offensive point of view during the entire quarter making several put-backs and short jumpers and Martin Henlan controlled the offensive and defensive boards of the visitors, and caused havoc inside the Danes zone defense. 

The cold-shooting Danes never got into the offensive rhythm, instead relying on the rushed jumpers by Deon Luton. The Danish team managed to score only 4 points during the entire quarter to the chagrin of coach Charles Barton. 

The second quarter started with a spectacular tomahawk jam by Kendrick Warren, followed by jumpers of Perry Carter and Warren. Once again the hosts were rushing in shots and committing a
number of turnovers. In the middle of the quarter, however, the struggling Danes managed to shore up their rebounding and passing, ending the half in a positive note, despite a 31-13 lead in favor of
the Londoners.

The Danish outfit started their comeback in the third quarter, thanks to the resurgent shooting of
Luton as well as several offensive put backs by their frontcourt, closing by to with 11 at the end of the period. 

However Towers ralllied to put down the challenge, the solid play of Randy Duck and Henlan stopped the Danish comeback. 

Tom Wideman was the top-scorer for Towers with 13 point and 11 rebounds, while Deon Luton collected 15 points for Danes.

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