Success in the first round over RBB Muenchen and Trier
Title-defenders RSV Lahn-Dill jumped the first hurdle of the DRS-cup last Saturday without struggle and won against the competition from Munich and Trier. The Middle Hesse team first beat the hosting team RBB Muenchen Iguanas 73:30, before they won against league-competition Goldmann Dolphins Trier 78:54. So now RSV Lahn-Dill have a confirmed spot in the quarterfinals and will have their next cup-game on Sunday, the 15th of December, and will be playing BG Baskets Hamburg at home.
RBB München Iguanas – RSV Lahn-Dill 30:73 (9:16/16:31/16:51)
RSV Lahn-Dill used the opportunity of playing against third-division-team Muenchen to try different line-ups. Even though the first half was a bit slow, the ten-time cup-winners showed their abilities in the third quarter. “We only allowed 16 points for Munich in the first three quarters, we can be absolutely happy with that.” says assistant-coach Ralf Neumann after the game about his team. Only former national-player Markus Haberkorn was able to break through the RSV-defence and scored 12 points. had Jan Haller and Felix Schell particular had good games in the offence, and therefore contributed immensely to the clear success against the hosting team.
Munich: Markus Haberkorn (12), Benjamin Ryklin (8), Stefan Markus (4), Johanna Welin (4), Laura Fuerst (2), Florian Fischer.
Lahn-Dill: Jan Haller (15), Felix Schell (13), Steve Serio (13), Michael Paye (12), Dirk Koehler (8), Joe Bestwick (4), Thomas Boehme (4), Thomas Gundert (2), Marco Zwerger (2), Annabel Breuer, Bjoern Lohmann.
Goldmann Dolphins Trier – RSV Lahn-Dill 54:78 (12:20/28:43/42:61)
The second game of the day was against league-competition Trier, who played against Lahn-Dill in the semi-final of the cup games last year. This game, the same as the first one against Munich, started off sluggish, despite a solid RSV-defence. “Our aim was to keep Trier’s top-scorer Dirk Passiwan under ten points until half-time.” Assistant-coach Dirk Neumann was happy about achieving the aim in the first half. Still, his team was only able to advance further after the 28:20 (15th min) and build up a buffer before change-over. The team around top-scorer Steve Serio, who scored 27 points, returned appearing like a different team and shocked Munich with a 10:0-start pushing the score to 53:28 (24th min). The highlight of the last quarter was Thomas Gundert, not only scoring five points, but also scoring after a defensive rebound and dribbling the ball over the whole of the court.
Trier: Dirk Passiwan (20), Diana Dadzite (16), Tyler Saunders (12), Karlis Podnieks (4), Janet McLachlan (2), Florian Ewertz, Tracey Ferguson, Valeska Finger, Dirk Schmitz.
Lahn-Dill: Steve Serio (27/1 Three, Michael Paye (19), Joe Bestwick (11), Dirk Koehler (10), Thomas Gundert (5), Thomas Boehme (4), Marco Zwerger (2), Annabel Breuer, Jan Haller, Bjoern Lohmann, Felix Schell.