What the Veolia Towers convinced in the first test
19.08.2023, 20:44 | Reading time: 2 minutes
Will Christmas scored 13 points in his debut for Veolia Towers Hamburg.
Photo: Dennis Fischer / Veolia Towers Hamburg
The Hamburg basketball players are defeated by newly promoted Rasta Vechta at home with 85:89, but are not dissatisfied.
Hamburg. After a little more than a week, the Veolia Towers Hamburg subjected to an initial location determination. The result: Playfully, there is plenty of work ahead, the hiring of the Basketball Bundesliga seems to be correct.
The underlying result: the test in the local edel-optics.de arena against promoted players Rasta Vechta was lost with 85:89 (24:17, 18:26, 15:17, 28:29). Also, not much should be interpreted into the fact that it was a defeat against the second division champions. Lower Saxony have a strong squad that will probably have more to do with the play-ins than the relegation battle.
Veolia Towers are subject to Rasta Vechta
Normally a trifle, but not entirely uninteresting as a benchmark in the first test, which starters named head coach Benka Barloschky. These were Terrell Gomez, Will Christmas, VJ King, Seth Hinrichs and Aleksander Dziewa.
The top scorer, however, was a player brought off the bench in Mark Hughes. The guard, who played for Estudiantes Madrid in the second Spanish division last season, scored 19 points.
Barloschky praises attitude
It was thanks to the American that Wilhelmsburg went into the second quarter with a 24:17 lead. After that, the experienced Rastamen initially caught up continuously and then separated slightly.
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Playmaker Gomez equalized shortly before the end, but Vechta had the final answer ready. For Barloschky to cope with, the 35-year-old praised the passionate commitment, many handshakes exchanged, team spirit and leadership. Given that some of those skills were lacking in preseason, a solid premise.
Veolia Towers Hamburg: Hughes (19 points), Christmas (13), Durham (12), Gomez (10), King (7), Wohlfarth-Bottermann (7), Dziewa (6), Hinrichs (5), Meisner (2), Krause ( 2), brown (2).
Sat., 19.08.2023, 8.44 p.m
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