RSV Lahn-Dill rocks the Rittal-Arena together with 3900

91:82-revenge against RSC-Rollis Zwickau
After having filled the big Rittal-Arena at Wetzlar with 3900 spectators already half an hour before the game even started and winning the home-game againts the maybe biggest opponent facing the german championship, there was nothing but a big smile on players´, management´s and fans´ faces after the game. The score of 91:82 (23:25/46:42/70:60)-against RSC-Rollis Zwickau put the lid on this great event.
In the beginning it did not look like a sportive success until Richard Peter scored his second layup to a first RSV-lead of 32:31 (15.) The following minutes gave the start to what the fans expect when they come to see a top-clash.
The game-winning period for the RSV was the third quarter in which captain Joey Johnson and US-Pointguard Michael Paye, who was on a roll during the whole game, could bring their team from a 55:52 (25.) to a 66:54 (28.) lead.
After it seemed already over for the defending champion from Zwickau at the score of 85:69 (37.), the guys showed lots of self-confidence in scoring three 3-pointers in a row to cut the lead to a 82:89 (39.). But the last minute of the game was not enough to turn it around and so the RSV Lahn-Dill, who had 31 points from Michael Paye and 23 from Richard Peter in the end, was succesfull in getting a revenge for the lost final-games last April. An incredible performance of 39:16-Rebounds made maybe the deciding difference between the two best german teams.
Lahn-Dill: Michael Paye (31), Richard Peter (23), Joey Johnson (18), Dirk Köhler (9), Patricia Cisneros (4), Kai Gerlach (2), Gesche Schünemann (2), Marco Zwerger (2), Thomas Gundert, Jan Kampmann (n.e.), Felix Schell (n.e.).
Zwickau: Mateusz Filipski (24/2 Dreier), Piotr Luszynski (24/2), Rostislav Pohlmann (16/3), Marcin Balcerowski (6), Mehmet Hayirli (4), Matthias Heimbach (4), Günther Mayer (4), Rainer Müller (n.e.).

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