Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Butler Aims to Serve Up a Treat; Basketball

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Butler Aims to Serve Up a Treat; Basketball

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COACH Steve Butler is backing his Tees Valley Mohawks side to keep up the momentum after last weekend's breath-taking National Cup quarter-final triumph.

The Middlesbrough-based EBL Division One side bounced back from a heavy home defeat by Reading Rockets last Saturday to knock them out of the cup 24 hours later.

Now they are planning another revenge mission on Sunday when they visit Worthing Thunder, who beat them 105-98 in the group games of the National Trophy last month.

"We are travelling to Worthing very upbeat after a great win on Sunday," said Butler.

"DeMarcus Berry had a great game and I'm hoping he can continue that at Worthing.

"Defence intensity is our key to beating Worthing as we let in a lot of points against them in the Trophy.

"I was so proud of the guys on Sunday night but we now need to concentrate as we need to get back to winning ways in the league and not just the cup."

Like Mohawks, Thunder are one of the elder statesman of the EBL and were champions in 2006/07 and had three seasons in BBL. …

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