BBC Coburg had to pay a lot of dues on Sunday afternoon in the first home game in the BARMER 2. Basketball Bundesliga ProB against the promotion aspirants EPG. Baskets Koblenz, Coburg's basketball players went down and lost 69:97 at the HUK-COBURG Arena.
That the Baskets from Koblenz have the stronger squad on paper was clear to many of the involved already before the meeting clear. In the end, however, the 28-point difference Coburg's point of view but then a house number. The hosts got off the mark in the first quarter and were unable to find the thread until the end. BBC coach Jessie Miller was not happy with her team's attitude: "When you play against one of the best teams in the league, you When you play one of the best teams in the league, you have to have the right attitude. Already in the first quarter we were not active enough defensively and allowed too much. We also couldn't handle the pressure they put on us when we were in possession of the ball and we had too much and we had too many turnovers," she said after the match.
BBC only managed to gain the upper hand for a short time at the beginning of the match. Tyreese Blunt gave his team a 7-6 lead with two converted free throws. But already the Baskets regained it through the outstanding Alani Moore and did not relinquish it until the did not give it up until the end. After a dunk by Leo Saffer at 11:20 from Coburg's point of view, Jessie Miller had seen enough and called the first timeout. In the end, there were 18 turnovers for the team from the city of Vest. In addition, there was - once again - a subterranean three-point quota of 18 percent, only three of 17 attempts found their way into the goal. found their way into the goal. The Baskets Koblenz also seemed to dominate the rebounds at will. at will.
In the second quarter, the home team kept the guests in check defensively, allowing only and allowed only 22 Koblenz points. Offensively, however, there was simply too little from the little. Often they tried to throw the ball too quickly, and when they did get a good chance, the attempts were not made, the attempts did not fall. At halftime, the score was 39:52.
For the second half time the Coburger had planned obviously more, because they came first came out of the dressing room with steam. After a basket by Carrasco, the deficit was down to eleven points. eleven points behind for Coburg. But it didn't take long for the Baskets to catch up and pull away again. caught themselves and pulled away again. BBC's heads were hanging down, while Koblenz was determined and simply simply wanted the victory more. After the team around head coach Pat Elzie had already built up a a 25-point cushion by the end of the third quarter, the final period was just a formality. a formality. In the end, the visitors took the points and shot the BBC with 69:97 from their own hall.
The coach of the Koblenzer could be content with the appearance of its boys in Coburg throughout be. "We went into the game very focused because we saw that Coburg last a good game in Ehingen last week," explained the 62-year-old the 62-year-old US American.