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Successful home debut for BBC coach Milos Petkovic

Coburg, 01-14-2023

In the home debut of the new head coach of BBC Coburg, the team defeated the junior squad of FC Bayern Basketball with 79:58. In the end, it was an unchallenged victory against the last team in the BARMER 2. Basketball Bundesliga ProB. The offensive machine of the Veststädter only faltered in the third quarter, here the home side scored only a meager eight points. The most dominant player of the Coburg team was BBC center Leon Bulic with 20 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Mo Sillah impressed the Munich team with a double-double of 18 points and 17 rebounds.

At the beginning of the clash with FC Bayern Basketball II, the Serb sent a relatively small starting five with three regular guards - Tyreese Blunt, Adrian Petkovic, Milan Suput and Leon Bulic - onto the court alongside captain Sven Lorber. Lorber didn't need long to get going and sent a three-pointer into the net for the opener. The Coburg captain put in a strong performance, finishing with 14 points and three assists. The guests kept pace in the beginning. But because Lorber continued to be successful on the offensive end in the first quarter, Coburg's basketballers pulled away for the first time towards the end of the period. They took a 25:17 lead into the second period.

Defensively, BBC then flourished in the second quarter, limiting the state capital to a meager offensive output of ten points. Seven of 16 threes fell for Coburg before halftime. With a 12:0 run, the BBC demoralized the young Munich team and made it 44:23 with a basket by Jannis Sonnefeld. To the delight of the 600 fans in the arena, the Bavarians increased the lead to 50:27 by the break.

As so often this season, however, Coburg's basketballers failed to get going after halftime and did not hit the basket for almost six and a half minutes. Young Bavarians Lenny Anigbata and Luis Wulff had drunk more target water and poured in two threes for BBC to start the quarter. Wulff sent another triple after that and when Sillah hit two free throws, Coburg's comfortable lead melted down to just ten points. Adrian Worthy finally redeemed Coburg with a hit free throw. Nevertheless, the third period went to Munich with 17:8.

The negative series in field attempts did not continue for Coburg's basketball players in the fourth quarter. Coburg also scored again from downtown, Tyreese Blunt increased the lead again to 64:50 with a triple just under eight minutes before the end. Much more deliberate and with better ball movement, the hosts then left no stone unturned. The young Bavarians, who had once again thrown everything into the scales in the third quarter, now found no answers in the offense. The Munich team also missed too many free throws, scoring seven from 15 attempts for a yield of 47 percent. The differences between the two opponents were particularly significant when it came to ball losses. While Munich gave the ball away 22 times, BBC only had seven turnovers. This is the new top value for Coburg this season.