Baker in reflective mood

Leopards’ coach Thomas Baker was in a reflected mood after a weekend that saw a win and a draw as well as the passing of club volunteer Keith Tewkesbury.

A good performance wasn’t quite enough to give Leopards their first league win of the season on Saturday as they went down 81-67 against Reading Rockets at Oaklands.

But the following day they progressed to the National Cup quarter-final with an 88-78 win at Sussex Bears

“Overall it was a tough weekend with the news of Keith’s passing” said Baker.

“The game against Reading was one of our most disciplined performances of the season and on another day I feel we would have come away from there with a victory.
“The guys did a great job for most of the game in executing our game plan, unfortunately some empty trips towards the end of the game meant Reading were able to extend the lead.

“Sunday’s game against Sussex Bears was complete opposite. We started extremely poorly and found ourselves in a tied game at half time. However, an excellent 3rd period blew the game open for us and we were able to see it through.”