Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Season Ends on a High for Mohawks

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Season Ends on a High for Mohawks

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Byline: PETER CLARKE

TEES Valley Mohawks ended their challenging season on a high with a win against Coventry Crusaders 95-92 which went right to the final seconds of the game.

The opening quarter saw both teams playing free flowing basketball until Mohawks defence lost focus in the final two minutes as American Matt Smith and Stephen Danso (25 points) gave the visitors a seven point lead at the buzzer (33-26).

The second quarter was littered with unforced errors although Mohawks briefly took control with points from Will Spragg and Ike Attah as the half ended 53-45 to Crusaders.

Mohawks played catch up right through the third quarter. They rattled the Midlanders with the long range shooting of Michael Thompson and Nate Connelly (game top scorer 38 points) and the counter attacking speed of Carl Colmer and Brian McCotter.

The Tees Valley side had clawed themselves back into the game until a last gasp punt from Coventry''s Danso sunk a three on the buzzer to give the visitors a slender 70-67 lead going into the final ten minutes. …

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