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robbe
09-03-2006, 09:09 AM
Watched the tournament in Bad Honnef yesterday, which starred hosts and 2nd division team SOBA Dragons Rhöndorf, Telekom Baskets Bonn, RheinEnergie Köln and DB Frankfurt Skyliners.

Bonn were without Jason Conley and, after a few minutes, Tyray Pearson. The power forward has suffered most likely a horrible achilles injury. If that is confirmed, he'll miss most of next season. Bonn will have to look for a replacement. What a huge blow.
Bonn struggled in the early going, but started to dominate inside as the game went on. John Bowler was never to be stopped by Jürgen Malbeck and tiny youngster Johannes Lange, and Patrick Flomo intimidated his opponents with his shot blocking and some nice throw-downs. Jason Gardner looked like the floor general we were looking for, and Martynas Mazeika tirelessly penetrated inside. Schiffner is, as expected, a pure shooter.
Rhöndorf rode the hot hand of US-guard William Hatcher in the early minutes.
Bonn won that game 92-72.
Rhöndorf: Hatcher 18, Whyte 14, Rojik 12, Lange 12
Bonn: Bowler 23/14r, Mazeika 17/5r, Flomo 13/5r/2b, Gardner 11/4r/4a

Frankfurt against champions Cologne was played at a faster pace, but lacked defensive intensity. Cologne did not have enough muscles underneath the basket - stick men Gortat, Burrell and Pleiss could never challenge Frankfurt power forward Travon Bryant, who dominated play inside. Cologne moved the ball well and found the open man, if you're Frankfurt, way too often. Mainly Gortat took advantage of that, scoring most of his points on uncontested layups. Mallet, coming back from his knee-injury, looked good and healthy, but it is questionable whether or not he can provide the point guard play that Cologne needs. Cologne were without Nadjfeji, Frankfurt without Chatfield and Johnson. They had to start McKinney at point guard, but this guy looked more like an off guard and all in all wasn't very impressive. But that might have to do with him playing out of position. I didn't like his shot-selection though.
Frankfurt kept the game close and eventually ended up winning 88-85.
Frankfurt: Bryant 31/8r, Decker 15, Reese 12, McKinney 11
Köln: Gortat 28/8r, Faison 20, Mallet 12

In Trier, TBB Trier beat Belgian Club Pepinster 103-57, behind 22 points from Brandon Gay and 21 from Ernest Scott. Tommy Adams added 14 and point guard Spencer Ross got 13 points.

robbe
09-03-2006, 06:12 PM
Unfortunately I couldn't be in Bad Honnef on the 2nd day.

Cologne snatched 3rd place with a 85-76 win over Rhöndorf. As I was told, Cologne gave their bench players much playing time. I don't have any stats from that game.

In the tournament's final, Bonn used a 18-2 run in the second quarter to beat Frankfurt 87-67. Bonn were without Conley and Pearson, while Frankfurt is still waiting for Chatfield to come back from injury. Mazeika and Flomo continued their valuable play off the bench for Bonn.
Frankfurt: McKinney 18/4a, Bryant 15, Decker 11, Reese 9
Bonn: Gardner 20, Mazeika 18, Bowler 15, Flomo 9/9r

Meanwhile, ALBA Berlin defeated Wroclaw 71-69, with Sharrod Ford netting 16 points. William Avery had 13, Boumtje-Boumtje added 12 and Koko Archibong 11. No news about who scored the points for Wroclaw.

PHILIPeurobasket
09-03-2006, 06:58 PM
Alba Berlin - Slask Wroclaw 71:69 (20:17, 21:9, 18:32, 12:11)

Alba: Ford 16, Boumtie-Boumtie 12, Avery 11 (2), Archibong 11 (1)Ziener 7 (1), Owens 6, Simon 5, Fassler 3 (1), Canak 2.
Śląsk: Diduszko 14 (2), Kisner 12 (2), Stević 11, Mielczarek 9 (1), Jankicin 8 (1), Stefański 8, Fon 7 (1), Hałas 0, Grzywa 0, Mroczek 0

Billy
09-09-2006, 03:23 PM
Did anyone see the Oly-Frankfurt game?

CWILL
09-10-2006, 05:14 PM
Did anyone see the Oly-Frankfurt game?

Yes, I did!
Oly won 100:75.
After a very good start by Olympiacos, Frankfurt fought back in the second quarter and could cut the lead to 8.
During the 3rd quarter (54:64) Pini Gershon became very angry about some critical decisions by the refs. After receiving a T for his complaints, he took his team aside and did not want them to compete anymore.
After long discussions with Skyliners coach Barton and greek assistant coach Daphne Bouzikou, Gershon finally agreed to send his players back to the court. But Gershon and Barton now decided, that no player should be fouled out!
After that incident, the Skyliners players somehow lost all rhythm to their game and Olympiakos had a 22:2 run.
One of the game highlights was Miroslav Todic, who blocked Scoonie Penn in the last quarter!
The Skyliners never recovered from that an finally lost 100:75 (16:30, 26:23, 14:25, 19:22).

The second game a day later was also won by Oly 79:70. It was a scrimmage game so no stats were published.

Stats from game 1: Skyliners players: points/rebounds Bahiense de Mello (12/1), Todic (7/2), King (2/2), Reese (15/6), Diarra (0/1), McKinney (16/2), Garris (0/2), Decker (14/3), Johnson (4/4), Bryant (5/4)

STATS: http://www.deutsche-bank-skyliners.de/5463.html