Sovereign without shining

73:44 home win in the catch-up game against BBC Münsterland

In the catch-up game of the 10th matchday of the RBBL, RSV Lahn-Dill was able to defend its lead in the standings on Sunday afternoon.

In the Wetzlar Buderus Arena, the team of head coach Janet Zeltinger managed a clear, albeit complete, 73:44 home victory (15:14/35:25/60:29) over the BBC Münsterland. This means that the Mittelhessen remain on the pitch in the sun, level on points with pursuers RSB Thuringia Bulls.

The guests from the equestrian stronghold of Warendorf came to Wetzlar with the recommendation of an 82:58 Kanter victory from the previous day in Cologne. The sporty scent seemed to have arrived from the beginning with the hosts around the two captains Thomas Böhme and Simon Brown. The defense of the Lahn-Diller seemed saddle-solid and especially Sören Müller, the day before with 41 points still brilliant, got hardly any room for his own development. Especially the British world champion Simon Brown now took over the game, scored nine points before the break and thus ensured himself for the 22:15 (13th) and a little later by three for the 31:23 (17th).

After the change of sides, the strongest phase of the landlords should now follow. Biting in defence and pushing the guest from Westphalia partly over the entire field, RSV now won six balls in the third quarter alone. But it was also noticeable to the hosts that the spark due to the lack of an audience in the Buderus Arena did not really want to glow. And so, the game in the first quarter of the game was initially rather poor, before Thomas Böhme woke up his teammates with a three-pointer to 18:14 (11th). With a lot of pace and now also wit, the hosts screwed between the 23rd and 29th minute of the game the intermediate result from 37:27 to pre-decisive 60:32. Seven different players entered the scorer list, which once again underlines the balance in the squad of Central Hesse.

After this preliminary decision, the resistance of the Münsterland guests, who had their best man on the parquet of the Buderus Arena in Julian Lammering, was understandably broken. “We defended well today, had an equally good intensity and were able to rotate through so that all the players could get their chances. Unfortunately, our shooting percentage was not good today, but that happens in basketball and otherwise did not negatively affect our game,” Canadian Janet Zeltinger was not dissatisfied with her team’s performance after forty minutes played.

After further points from the Australian Jannik Blair, Quinten Zantinge and Reo Fujimoto, it was Simon Brown with a three-pointer who completed the offensive efforts of RSV Lahn-Dill at 71:35 (35th) almost prematurely. In addition to the duo Brown and Blair, the Dutchman Quinten Zantinge and top scorer Hiroaki Kozai, who scored 15 points in the end, earned the best marks. With a strong nine assists, Thomas Böhme shone more this time in the play than in his own conclusion.

Next weekend, RSV Lahn-Dill will travel to the capital of Lower Saxony. On Saturday evening, the top game of the 13th matchday between hosts and third in the table Hannover United and the still unbeaten league leader RSV Lahn-Dill will take place there.

Lahn-Dill: Hiroaki Kozai (15), Simon Brown (12/2 threes), Quinten Zantinge (10), Thomas Böhme (9/1), Reo Fujimoto (9/1), Brian Bell (6), Jannik Blair (6), Dominik Mosler (6), Mark Beissert, Peyman Mizan, Catharina Weiß.

Münsterland: Julian Lammering (14), Mattijs Bellers (13), Sören Müller (6), Philipp Schorp (6), Sören Gebauer (2), Lena Knippelmeyer (2), Elvis Fakic (1), Marco Hoffmann, Leon Wissmann.

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