Baker and Duru positive despite defeat

Coach Thomas Baker was pleased with his side’s display despite a 89-76 loss against Team USA Select at the Brentwood Centre, on Sunday:
“Overall it was a good performance from us” he said. “Even though at times in the first half we were a little bit tentative, we grew as the game went on.
“The energy from the crowd was great, it felt good to be back at the Brentwood Centre again. As the season nears we are going to focus on getting better one step at a time and I am confident we have what it takes to be competitive this season.”
Skipper Duru was also positive after the game: “I thought we played a lot better in the second half, cutting the deficit after a poor first half. We played with more energy and intensity and also showed a lot of promise. There were a lot of positives to take from the game irrespective of the final score.”
Leopards will return to action on Saturday September 14 with a trip to Worthing in a pre-season friendly.