Hodges happy with win at Reading

AFTER a weekend which saw Leopards split their pair of away games, centre Lee Hodges was pleased with how they bounced back on Sunday.
The Big Cats went 97-80 at Thames Valley Cavaliers on Saturday before beating Reading Rockets 101-90 the following evening.
“We went into the weekend with the intention of taking two victories and cementing a place out of the bottom two” said the seven foot big man.
“After a disappointing performance on Saturday it was key the we re grouped and played well on Sunday.
“I think we did a great job of putting Saturday behind us and getting the job done away to a tough team in Reading.
“We have shown once again we can hang with anyone in Division One when we play as a team and with energy.
“We now go into the Christmas break of the back of a win which is important for momentum after the break.”
The win at Reading saw Leopards move up to 11th in the 14-team Division One having played the fewest amount of games, and captain Sam Newman is looking for consistency as they attempt to move up the league after Christmas:
“After a bad performance on Saturday, getting a tough road win sends us into the break nicely” he said.
“As we look to the New Year we need to start consistently stringing together some wins and keep playing as a unit.”