With an impressive performance in the second half, BBC Coburg clinched its second win of the season in the BARMER 2nd Basketball Bundesliga ProB on Saturday evening in Karlsruhe. At the SEEBURGER College Wizards, the Vestädter won clearly with 80:106.
BBC coach Jessie Miller did not travel to Karlsruhe for private reasons and could only watch the gala evening of her boys from a distance. She was represented by co-trainer Patrick Seidel.
At the beginning of the game, the BBC initially showed the usual picture: the throws did not fall and the coordination was lacking. The hosts also started shakily at the beginning and often gave away the ball. But after two threes by Rodriguez and Rupp, the Wizards took the lead. Afterwards, the Karlsruhe team was unerring from the outside and from the free-throw line, which is why BBC co-coach Patrick Seidel pulled the ripcord at 4:13 from Coburg's point of view and took a timeout. After an unsportsmanlike foul on Suput, the latter cut the Coburg deficit to six points and Wobst then made it 26:23 with a basket plus bonus free throw.
Coburg stabilized on the offensive end, but the Wizards remained strong from beyond the line. After the hosts temporarily pulled away to 41:31, BBC remained persistent and kept themselves in the game, but still failed to take the lead. Before halftime, Tyreese Blunt showed alertness and grabbed the ball from Karlsruhe's setup player Rodriguez, and Carrasco converted the ensuing basket to make the score 51:50 at the break.
BBC guard Tyreese Blunt ran hot at the start of the second half and opened it with two quick threes, giving the visitors the lead for the first time. Now the Vestädter got going: after a block by Jannis Sonnefeld, Blunt stuffed the ball into the net after a fast-break to make it 65:59 for Coburg. Before the clock expired, Blunt let the game clock run down to cap off a cream quarter, then marched decisively through the Wizards defense to finish with a bonus free throw. In the quick counterattack, the Wizards were still able to cut it to 67:72 through Hennen.
The Vestädter extended the lead to ten points after two three-pointers by BBC captain Sven Lorber. At the start of the final period, the hosts had their backs to the wall and the momentum was on the side of Coburg. Mian Suput sent in another goal from downtown, but injured himself shortly afterwards and had to be substituted. In the meantime, the Vestädter played themselves into a frenzy and continued to pull away unassailable. In the end, the difference was 26 points, and BBC Coburg won the game 106-80.
"It was a very emotional victory, but also a very willful victory and I think we all deserved it very much," Patrick Seidel summed up after the win.
BBC Coburg now has a break of just under three weeks before continuing at home against Orange Academy from Ulm on November 18.