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Basketball: BBC Coburg secures second win of the season

Coburg, 10-14-2023

After the sobering performance in Speyer the previous week, BBC Coburg showed the reaction that the fans had wished for. Against the Kangaroos from Leitershofen, the Coburg team deserved to win 80:55. The Coburg team played the entire 40 minutes in a very confident and relaxed manner and thus achieved their second win in the still young season. The top scorer of BBC Coburg was shooting guard Gabriel Kuku with 21 points.

In a relatively even first half, the Coburg team, who were in the lead from the end of the first quarter, were initially unable to pull away more clearly. The guests found an answer in most cases and thus remained within striking distance at 40:33 at the break. It was not until the start of quarter three that the BBC managed to bring the lead into double figures and that was mainly due to Yurii Kondrakov.

The newcomer from Coburg, who had not really found his role in the previous games of the season, took the reins in the offensive in this phase. He scored the first twelve points after the half-time break and thus put his team on the winning track. In the last quarter, the Coburg team left no stone unturned. Infected by Kondrakov's run, the BBC showed some very impressive moves and left Leitershofen no chance of a possible comeback. The Coburg team won the final quarter 23:8 and now have two wins after four days of play.

Head Coach Patrick Seidel explained why some of the players, especially Yurii Kondrakov, showed such an enormous improvement in performance compared to the previous games: "I had intensive talks with Yurii and some of the players, also with a player who actually didn't play much in the last few weeks. I told him at the beginning of the week: If you train and play like you have the last few weeks, you won't play at all. Then he showed the best training week of his life and today he is on the field for 15 minutes. That's what happened with Yurii, that I had a talk with him like that and I think the boys have accepted the competition now. We had a lot of one-on-one talks, which were perhaps unpleasant for both sides, but they had an effect. Basketball-wise we didn't change very much, we adjusted a few details and simplified a bit, maybe I wanted too much at the beginning, but what we made easier now, we did extremely well today."

BBC Coburg's next game is next Saturday, 21 October, when they play away to Porsche BBA from Ludwigsburg, the farm team of the Bundesliga team based there.