NOV 00] COVENTRY CRUSADERS NEWS
Ladies Have Their Backs To The Wall
women basketball teams need to regroup after both the Quality
Cats and the Crusaders Ladies were on the end of sound
Crusader Ladies took on Loughborough Students on Monday at Tile
Hill College and for the second time this season were found
was a lack of aggression that cost them the game, after pulling
ahead in the first quarter then trading baskets with
when the visitors stepped up the pace they left their hosts
behind, and romped away to wint he game 61-31.
Tiffany Mitchell said:
my girls were more aggressive we would be very dangerous.
It’s hard to teach this but I think it’s the key to our
the Coventry Quality Cats travelled to play the Rhondda Robels
to try and reverse the huge drubbing they subjected to in the
found themselves travelling with just six players due to Wendy
Smith and Emma Brown being out injured; Shari Pope, Anita Renton
and Ruth Graveling being unable to make the game and with
Jordana Freemantle unwell.
were also without their head coach, so that responsibility fell
to Tiffany Mitchell and Emma Brown.
the previous game, when the Quality Cats failed to score for
eight minutes, they managed to respond when Rhondda took the
struggled slightly mid way through the first quarter, which
enabled Rhondda to take the lead going into the second quarter,
but fought back and unsettled the hosts.
the interval the gap was narrowed to twelve points. But they had
lost Marta Urien, who fouled out of the game towards the end of
the second quarter.
Coventry tired Rhondda seized the opportunity to extend their
lead and were twenty points ahead by the end of the third.
seven minutes left to play – the Cats were reduced to four
players, and all chances of a comeback were lost and the final
score was Rhondda 99 Coventry 69.