Baker: “we were unbelievable at times”

Leopards’ coach Thomas Baker couldn’t his delight as his side moved up to ninth in the Division One table with a pair of victories over the weekend.
A tip-in from captain Sam Newman sealed a 65-63 win at Barking Abbey on Saturday before reigning league champions Loughborough Riders were hammered 108-76 with an incredible 20 three-pointers sunk by the Big Cats.
“What a fantastic weekend for us” said Baker. “After last weekend’s heartbreak it was great to have an end game situation go in our favour.
“To pull off a win against Barking was a great way to start. Defensively we made adjustments which helped us in both games but offensively against Loughborough we were unbelievable at times.
“The freedom we play at allows players to make decisions that they are confident with and the way we shot the ball was exceptional.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been in a game where a team has made 20 three-point shots. It was incredible. This was exactly the performance we needed to keep us going on our journey.
“It is going to be a interesting few weeks for us, we are locked in to chase down the teams above in the play-off positions. We will be taking it one game at a time.”