NATIONAL DIVISION THREE SOUTH LONDON WESTSIDE.................84 Guildford Heat..................90

Westside Coach Frank Lamptey is thinking of ditching the basketball in favour of boxing gloves in an attempt to toughen up his leaky defence.

Not for the first time this season, the west London side's rearguard folded in the final quarter at the Kensington

Leisure Centre on Saturday, conceding 39 points and throwing away a nine-point lead to lose by six.

The collapse meant Shaun Brown's 21 points were rendered useless, and Lamptey reckons it's time for desperate measures.

"I'm seriously considering forgetting about practice and just doing some sparring, or sending the boys to boxing classes," he said.

"We've always played solid man-toman defence, but the guys I've got at the moment are too skinny to mix it in a physical battle right now."


STEVE VEAR proved Warriors' top sharp shooter as they racked up a convincing win at home to Portsmouth on Saturday.

Vear hardly missed a shot all day, according to player-coach Junior Williams, notching five three-point plays en route to 23 points in total.

Smugglers had just come off a win against former League leaders Watford,but Vear and companyblitzed them with a big third quarter display where they outscored their opponents by 11 points.

John-Jay Johnson gave Vear valuable support with 17 points of his own.

Warriors stay top of the table, and will hope to be in similarly dominant form when they visit Brixton Topcats on Saturday.