NOV 00] COVENTRY CRUSADERS NEWS
Hope To Scalp Mohawks
Crusaders head north this weekend for a daunting
top-of-the-table clash against the Teesside Mohawks.
season the Mohawks were unstoppable, winning three trophies, and
they have a formidable home record.
year the team has been strengthened with Corey Jackson signing
from the Birmingham Bullets to contribute to attack. Their other
foreign spot is taken by versatile all-round player Ralph Bucci.
Rhooms from the Crusaders has been given the task of taking
Bucci on. Controlling him is key so the away side can set the
pace and style of the game on Sunday.
Dip Donaldson said he was confident that his side could match
the challenge and defend the Crusaders’ position at the top of
the NBL Conference.
and Marvin Livingston both played really well for us in our
friendly against Birmingham last weekend, and after excellent
training sessions this week, I am counting on them to continue
their form and give our side the boost we will need.
Swaine is another of the Mohawks great scorers. Swain formerly
played for Premier league sides Sheffield and Manchester, and
is probably one of the best shooters in the league.
shoots a high percentage of three point shots so if we can
keep him off his usual form we will be doing well to further
our chances against Teesside.”
Collins and Manny Sharland are both back after taking last week
off to recover from injuries.
Dominic Davis’ fitness is still in doubt as he
continues to suffer from back pain.
said the prospects for a fast team were good. He said:
have never had the luxury of being able to incorporate such a
fast running game before this season, and I don't think
Teesside will be expecting to see just how quick our players
are this year.
players are quick on both ends of the court and have no
trouble keeping up defensively either.”
New recruit Marvin Harrison’s
involvement has now been officially confirmed after he received
clearance from the Department of Employment and Education.
him on board, the Crusaders’ chances of bucking the trend of
recent years will be higher. Donaldson added:
have great confidence in our team's talent this year. They
have the right approach, playing with confidence and believing
in each other's skills - making that extra pass to get the
right player in position.
team spirit is there; the talent is there.
It will be an exciting game, that is guaranteed. We are
going for the win!