DEC 00] COVENTRY CRUSADERS REPORT
Thunder (53) 90
Crusaders (36) 87
Crusaders left things too late at Worthing in their NBL
Conference clash, despite coming out of their blocks well.
Bupa Crusaders took an early nine point lead but were forced
into turnover after turnover by the quick hands of the home
was led by the lightning quick guard, Paul Mundy-Castle with 34
points, and their American players scored 16 points and 25
Dip Donaldson said:
was disappointed with our passing during the game, and our
overall ball handling. We just didn’t take care of the ball
like we should,” said
couldn’t stop Mundy-Castle at all. He just ran circles
around us, and every time we missed a shot or turned the ball
over he made us pay for it.“
Crusader were led in scores by Captain and Player of the Month
Derrick Pope with 30 points, Marvin Harrison with 21 points, and
Matt Collins with 20.
high-scoring game was good for the crowd to watch, but the style
of play was in favour of the home team
Crusaders cut Thunder’s ten point lead down to a one-point
lead with 46 seconds to play after two bit 3 pointers from Pope
and one by Collins.
the Worthing Thunder came back and scored after Crusaders missed
an opportunity to rebound.
then got the ball with 20 seconds to go. Collins drove to the
basket and found Dominic Davis wide open for a 3 pointer, but it
not happy with some of our performances as individuals. I am
looking for more consistency from our players right now.
still haven’t put together two good games in a row, but I
will find a solution; working harder is one of them.
missed the services of injured player Colin Rhooms and that
really hurt us because no one stepped up to fill his role.”
Bupa Coventry Crusaders take on Inter-Basket in London on
Saturday for their final game before Christmas.
they stand at 4-3 in fourth place in the Conference League, and
will be eager to go into the Christmas break at 5-3.
Christmas their first game is away to Manchester on 6 January
before finally playing before a home crowd again on 13 January.
Coventry Quality Cats will be playing at the Coventry Sports
Centre this Saturday at the earlier time of 3pm.
Donaldson 2, Scott 6, Girbal 8, Collins 20, Harrison 21, Pope 30
Ferguson 4, Juro-Ugbana 4, Harriott 8, Thomas 16, Moore 25,