Two wins against Trier and Wiesbaden
RSV Lahn-Dill have finished the first round of the DRS Cup 2015/2016 and dominated Doneck Dolphins Trier and Second Division Team Rhine River Rhinos Wiesbaden in Munich. This means a home game against USC Munich on the 13th of December to play for the ticket to the Final Four in 2016. The second team has sadly missed their chance to play in the quarterfinal when they won against first division team Mainhatten Skywheelers 49:48, but then lost against hosting team Rosenheim 49:54.
Doneck Dolphins Trier – RSV Lahn-Dill 54:91 (15:21/28:50/40:72)
The game was dominated by two players, with Steve Serio scoring 39 points and scoring an early three leading to 5:1 (1st min). Dirk Passiwan had a response though, scoring a three for his team in return. The national player had scored seven points, pushing the score to 5:10 (4th min), and overall scored 26 points in the game. The exciting game was pretty level until the 17:15 score (8th min), but the second quarter was then in the hands of the team from the Lahn, who displayed a better defense and soon changed the scoreboard to 33:17 (15th min). An early decision was made when both US-Americans, Serio and Paye, scored another two threes leading to 48:26. After changeover RSV stayed focused and continued to score a high percentage from the free throw line as well as from court, not giving way to their opposition.
Trier: Dirk Passiwan (26/1 Dreier), Mattijs Bellers (11), Diana Dadzite (10), Edgaras Ciaplinskas (5), Florian Ewertz (2), Thommy Gray, Frank de Jong, Martin Koltes, Valeska Finger.
Lahn-Dill: Steve Serio (39/2), Joe Bestwick (17), Michael Paye (11/1), Thomas Böhme (7/1), Jan Haller (6), Felix Schell (6), Dirk Köhler (3), Marco Zwerger (2), Annabel Breuer, Björn Lohmann.
Rhine River Rhinos Wiesbaden – RSV Lahn-Dill 40:74 (12:25/23:46/27:62)
The game that would make the decision if RSV were going to get into the next round was for the first time against second division team Wiesbaden, who had just won 61:51 against hosting team RBB Munich Iguanas. In this game, too, the title defendants needed a couple of minutes to get into the game, having to change a 4:6 deficit (3rd min) into a 15:8 lead (6th min). From then on the game went smoothly for RSV, and Joe Bestwick was able to push the lead up to 34:163 (13th min). Changing the line-up a few times, the Wetzlar team continued to score well, with Böhme scoring a three leading to 62:25 (29th min). Wiesbaden were only able to polish off their score a little bit in the last quarter.
Wiesbaden: Oliver Hoffmann (8), Ralf Schwarz (8), David Amend (7), Marcel Gerber (6), Matthias
Güntner (5), Janet McLachlan (4), Sedar Antac (2), Britt Dillmann, Klaus Weber.
Lahn-Dill: Thomas Böhme (23/3), Joe Bestwick (15), Dirk Köhler (12), Michael Paye (8), Felix Schell (6), Jan Haller (4), Steve Serio (4), Annabel Breuer (2), Björn Lohmann, Marco Zwerger.