MAR 01] COVENTRY CRUSADERS REPORT
Coventry Crusaders (41) 84
Teesside Mohawks (47) 92
stiff opposition from Highfield Road, the Coventry Crusaders
maintained their recent record as the city’s most out-of-form
team by losing their tenth match on the bounce.
good game plan came to little fruition as an early advantage
slipped against the high-scoring Mohawks.
was brought to the performance by Dip Donaldson, who ran the
point guard position for most of the game, coming off only
occasionally for a breather.
Crusaders led at the end of the first quarter 22-21 in spite of
Ralph Bucci’s 11 first quarter points.
Bucci continued to score at that rate all evening, racking up 44
in total, including six three-pointers, and by half time the
Mohawks had taken a 47-41
Crusaders kept on coming back, never letting the Mohawks lead by
more than 12 points, but by the end of the third, were down by 9
points and struggling to contain Bucci.
final quarter saw the Crusaders intensifying their performance,
keeping the pressure on Teesside. The home team came within 5
points of equalising the score before time ran out and the
northern side returned home with another victory.
game was as much a contrast from the last time we played
Teesside as it was possible to be.
time we faced them up north we were totally routed.
Nothing went our way and we had a dismal performance.
game was very much more our true style and an example of what
we really can do, and the result was that we hung in there
with them the whole game.
was really pleased with our team performance over all. Marvin
Harrison had another great game, and Derrick Pope was the
leader and a prime force to be reckoned with all evening.
still don’t have a way to stop Pope when he moves inside.”
will be at the Coventry Sports Centre on Saturday for their
final league game of the season. Their game will be preceded by
the Coventry Quality Cats’ final game.
women’s games tarts at 5pm, with the Crusaders taking the
court at 7.30 pm.
scorers: Rhooms 2, N. Pope 3, Sharland 6, Scott 6, Girbal 7,
Donaldson 12, D. Pope 20, Harison 28
scorers: Hopper 2, Stonebridge 2, Tellakis 3, Ley 12, Swaine 14,
Jackson 15, Bucci 44