With 95:77 (44:40), basketball Bundesliga club BG Göttingen won a test match at Telenet Giants Antwerp on Saturday. The best BG shooters were the outstanding Kamar Baldwin with 32 points, Zack Bryant (16) and Mathis Mönninghoff (14).
The violets are currently on a three-day test trip through Belgium. According to the BG, the game was evenly balanced until the beginning of the last section, before the Göttingen team was able to pull away.
At the beginning of the encounter, the Göttingen team started well and took the lead 12: 9. But with a 9-0 run, the hosts turned the game to 18:12 (5th). At the end of the quarter, Antwerp was just in front with 24:22.
In the second round, the Giants initially moved away to 36:29, but the BG remained accurate from a distance and flawlessly on the free-throw line. After converting eight of 15 three-pointers in the first half, head coach Roel Moors’ team was 44:40 ahead at halftime.
In the second half, the Göttingen team showed a lot of energy and increased the lead at 60:47 to 13 points. As a result, Violets lost too many balls and Antwerp came back up. When the BG turned it up again in the last quarter and forced the Giants to lose the ball, they finally pulled away. In the end, Göttingen left the floor as a deserved winner.
“Antwerp is a good team. We had some difficulties dealing with its intensity in the first half, ”reported Moors. “The second half was great. We had a good intensity on the defensive and played well as a team on the offensive. “
The test game planned for Sunday at Okapi BC Aalst was canceled, as the BG reported on Sunday morning. The reason is the strained personnel situation at the Belgians, who have too many injured players to complain about, it said. Accordingly, the violets had already made their way back to Göttingen on Saturday evening after the game against Antwerp.
Telenet Giants Antwerp – BG Göttingen 77:95 (40:44)
The quarters at a glance: 24:22, 16:22, 23:22, 14:29
BG Göttingen: Toolson (5 Punkte/1 Dreier, 6 Rebounds), Bryant (16/1), Roberson (2), Vargas (8/1), Hujic, Hartwich (4), Mönninghoff (14/4), Kamp, Dickey III (2, 6 Rebounds), Brown Jr. (12, 6 Assists), Giotis, Baldwin (32/4).