NOV 00] COVENTRY CRUSADERS NEWS
Mohawks (45) 88
Crusaders (32) 74
to the form book, Teesside kept up their impressive home record,
but the Crusaders gained some positives from this defeat.
first quarter ended with the Crusaders ahead by one point, 23-22
with some great defence against one of the highest scoring teams
in the Conference.
the second quarter the Crusaders continue to play well with some
good end-to-end basketball, but then they fell apart with three
minutes to go before half time.
Harrison picked up two fouls during a very short time, which put
him on four fouls.
Dip Donaldson said:
had a substitute waiting to check into the game to replace
Harrison but within that time and before we could get Harrison
off court he had picked up two quick fouls.
the way it is for the “rookie” players.
He will have to earn the rights to play in this league
- no one is going to give you any calls until you have
half time the Crusaders were down by 13 points, 32-45.
the beginning of the third quarter the Mohawks had a 7-0 run
against Bupa Crusaders that extended their lead to 20 points.
Collins, back from an ankle injury, had a great game with 26
points, and Derrick Pope continued to score from outside and
inside and finished with 19 points.
not disappointed with the overall game because I saw us come
together even more as a team.
trips will do that for you. I wasn’t happy with our short
mental lapse at the end of the second quarter and the
beginning of the third quarter, but the players are aware of
are a very talented side and are always going to be hard to
beat at their place, but I am still optimistic about our next
encounter with them.”
game ended with the two sides trading baskets, once again, but
with Mohawks leading, the Crusaders had to try and play catch up
for the last quarter.
have only one home game left before Christmas, so this road
trip was good for us, and we will use this as a good measuring
stick for how good we are at this stage in the season.
Dominic Davis set to return, we still have not been at full
strength yet, so I am feeling good about our future games.
to top teams like Plymouth and Teesside has made us grow more
together, and that is good development for us in the long
Bupa Crusaders will be at home next weekend, playing at the
Coventry Sports Centre on Saturday at 7.30 pm.
Their game will be preceded by a National Division One
Women’s game as Coventry Quality Cats play at 5pm.
for Crusaders: Girbal 2, Scott 2, Rhooms 4, Livingston 5,
Donaldson 7, Harrison 9, D. Pope 19, Collins 26.
for Teesside: Butler 4, Swaine 7, Stonebridge 9, Hopper 13, Ley
19, Bucci 26.