Baker delighted with Hemel win

After seeing his side clinch a thrilling 101-99 win at Hemel Storm, Leopards’ coach Thomas Baker was clearly a happy man
“Wow! What a game” he said.
“Having lost by one earlier on in the season we knew it was going to be close. We have grown and developed a lot since then and in this game we showed again how resilient we are.
“The game itself was a great advert for British basketball, it was competitive and both teams had great moments of defensive and offensive execution.
“It is great to see this never say die attitude we have, I think it is going to be crucial for us as we continue on this season, the way we came together and hit some big shots down in an exceptional fourth quarter for us scoring wise and this is something we must hold on to, the ability to score at will.
“However, defensively we must continue to work and tighten up and hold teams to less points.”
Captain Sam Newman was also delighted with the win which keeps the Big Cats in the top six: “It was another successful game for us” he said.
“Hemel gave us all sorts of problems throughout the game and showed they’re far greater than their record shows. However, yet again we managed to grind out another tough victory.
“Throughout the highs and lows of the game we stayed composed and together to get the job done. It’s that kind of composure we need to keep succeeding in this league.”