Baker looks to cut down on mistakes

AFTER seeing his side split their two games last weekend, Leopards’ coach Thomas Baker is looking for his side to cut down on their mistakes as they face another pair of games this week.
The Big Cats went down 102-93 at Derby Trailblazers on Saturday before beating Manchester Magic 83-75 at Brentwood on Sunday, and they face a quick return game with Magic on Saturday before hosting Reading Rockets at Essex Sports Arena on Sunday (2pm).
“I think we were a little rusty in the Derby game. Turnovers really hurt us and they had guys who punished our errors that we had in the game” he said.
“We showed we can score at will and this has been a strong characteristic of our season.
“We need to make sure we remain focussed on the defensive end. Sunday’s game tested us in different ways. Losing Lee [Hodges] early on in the game made it tough for us to get a hold in the game.
“Testament to the guys, we found a way to get through and kept our playoff push going which is the most important thing. We will work this week on the things we need to improve and be ready for another double header this weekend.”
Captain Sam Newman was pleased with how the Big Cats bounced back after the loss at Derby: ““Although not the two wins we were hoping for we showed toughness and the ability to pull together during adversity against Manchester and get the job done” he said.
“We need to keep working and get prepared for another two tough games next weekend.”