Basketball: Cadle refuses to be defensive

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Kevin Cadle, the Guildford Kings coach, hopes his players will have put tonight's European Clubs Championship second-round, second-leg tie beyond the reach of their Israeli opponents, Hapoel Galil Elyon, well before the end, writes Duncan Hooper.

Guildford, who travelled to Israel on Monday to help them acclimatise, hold an

86-78 lead from last week's first leg at the Spectrum Arena, with a place in one of the semi-final leagues of eight hinging on tonight's result.

Cadle said: 'I don't want to be spending the last few minutes looking up at the scoreboard, deducting eight points from an Israeli lead and trying to work out whether we are up or down on aggregate.

'We can't go into the game trying to lose by seven points or less. You cannot defend that kind of lead in a basketball game, but defence will be the key even so. If we can keep the Israeli score in the 70s, then I think we can win.'

Guildford are all fit after Cadle rested Karl Brown and Tracy Pearson from Sunday's Budweiser League game.