Kent Crusaders continue four-midable form to nullify Newham Neptunes

Kent Crusaders reeled off their fourth straight win in Division Two with a 109-76 victory over Newham Neptunes at Brompton Academy on Saturday.

Crusaders got up early and never looked back, cruising the rest of the way as they held a 23-point lead at half-time.

RJ Eytle-Rock (pictured below) had 21 points to lead Kent, while Tim and John Shodipo added 18 apiece as the hosts overcome a 36-point outing from Newham’s Lukas Volskis.

“It was a good performance by us today,” said Crusaders head coach Lloyd Gardner.

“We talked before the game about how dangerous NASSA can be and, as you can see with Lukas’ performance, they have players that can hurt you.

“We were good defensively though and established the pattern of the game early. Hopefully, this is something we can build on now with some tough games coming up in the next few weeks.”

Kent improved to 14-2 with this result and sit in second place in the table behind league leaders Team Newcastle University, who downed Danum Doncaster Eagles (67-51) and Thames Valley Cavaliers (74-66) in consecutive clashes over this past weekend.

Liverpool’s recent resurgence of late came unstuck at London Westside in a 63-59 defeat, whereas Ipswich and London Greenhouse Pioneers emerged from very tight tussles against Nottingham Hoods (74-73) and Killamarsh Derbyshire Arrows (91-90) respectively with slender successes.