NOV 00] ENGLAND REPORT
Slovak Republic 62
grabbed an important win to take them a step closer to the European
Championships at the Coventry Skydome on Saturday despite a
than 1,000 people were there to see the victory over
the Slovak Republic in the second of three European
Championships Semi final round games being played this week.
the crowd were two lucky winners from CWN, who were taken in a
limousine to watch the match.
Huggins took the Roy Waudby Trophy for the Most Valuable Player
following a great performance that saw him make 20 points, 10
rebounds and four assists.
Baker was declared fit to play against the Slovak Republic
despite being knocked unconscious in England's 61 - 53 victory
over Switzerland on Wednesday night.
Dorsey made his home debut, proving why he was twice MVP in the
Basketball League by coming off the bench to make 8 points
including two break away dunks.
poor shooting from the free throw line saw the Slovaks struggle
to keep a hold on the England lead and after one of their top
scorers, Praznovsky, fouled out, England took control.
defence from Chris Haslam saw him block two shots and make five
defensive rebounds. All the players got on the score sheet
although Haslam left it until the last basket of the game to
secure his two points.
Laszlo Nemeth was pleased with the performance of his team. He
wins games. The guys worked extremely hard and proved that
here tonight. We have the personnel to make things happen.
played well and I wonder how good they could be if we had the
chance to get together more often. It's not impossible to make
it to Turkey.
and the players will do everything in our power, but getting
to where we want to be with the hurdles we face is extremely
ahead, Roger Huggins said:
guys don't really talk about making it to the finals. We can't
look to far ahead. There is some hard work to do. We must
focus on the next game against Latvia. We believe in ourselves
and our coach."
Roger Huggins 20, Steve Bucknall 19, Andy Betts 10
Rep: K Wimmer 13, P Praznovsky 12, R Kramer 11