London United won a comfortable quarter final encounter with Teesside Mohawks at their home court Brunel University on Sunday.

Gaining home advantage by finishing in 2nd place in the EBL Division One they were matched against 7th placed Teesside and lead from start to finish.

Deppisch opened the scoring for London nailing a 2 point lay up and then hitting his first of 9 three's in the game, 7 of which came in the first half.

United went on an early run as Deppisch was found open time and time again against a zone defence. He scored 4 consecutive long range threes in the first quarter giving Teesside no choice but to switch their defence out of the zone. By the end of the quarter United were 12 up at 28-16.

The second quarter continued with Deppisch scoring another 3 and then changed their emphasis by getting the ball inside to Callender and Reid to score some buckets under the ring. United stretched the lead out to 15 at the half at 51-36 comfortably keeping Teessides main scorer Jean Michael-Nation to only 2 points due to Walid Mumuni's close marking.

United man of the half with 23 points was no doubt Pete Deppisch whose extra work in practice has paid off proving his ability to switch on what United have been missing since the Christmas mid season break.

United kept up the pressure in the second half to take a 20 point lead again through three consecutive 3 pointers from Deppisch to end the 3rd quarter up 72-52.

With United threatening to blow the game away Mohawks American shooting guard Corey Jackson decided to step up and scored 11 consecutive points with 5 last quarter three pointers of his own.

However this run was to late to make an impact on the game as United finally took the game by a 12 point margin at 88-76 to be matched up against Reading Rockets in a two leg semi-final clash starting in Reading on this Thursday evening, returning to London's home court Brunel University on the Saturday the 16th tip off at 3pm.

Injured players Peter Van Elswyk, Junior Williams and Jacek Jagodka played no part in this game and are being worked on by the Club Physio Alex Anzelmo, to get them back playing at least by the return leg.

United's top scorers were Pete Deppisch with 33 Steve Vear 14, Mantia Callender 13 and Walid Mumuni with 12.

United fans should be aware that the home leg of the playoff Semi Final is scheduled for Saturday 16th April against Reading Rockets at Brunel tip off at 3pm. Tickets are available on the door, see our web site for more information