Basketball: Three records and a debut for the Hamburg Towers


Three records and a debut for the Hamburg Towers

Hamburg Towers achieved a record victory against Crailsheim (archive photo).

Photo: IMAGO / Baering

After the record victory against Crailsheim, Hamburg’s basketball players will be challenged in the EuroCup against Panevezys – the victory would be important.

Hamburg. The day after the match, when almost every single shot was successful, the players were off Hamburg towers walk around town with their families and friends and enjoy their day off. After the match is well known before the match, and this is especially true this season for Wilhelmsburg basketball player.

On Sunday, the magic of the record victory of 113: 63 against Crailsheim Merlins was already gone, coach Pedro Calles tactically prepared his team for the last EuroCup home match on Monday (19: 30 / MagentaSport) in Arena against Lietkabelis Panevezys.

Basketball: Calles draws positively from the match against Crailsheim

If the Towers defeat the Lithuanians as in the first match (100: 96), then on Wednesday (19:00 / MagentaSport) in Telekom Ankara in the last group game still have the eighth success in the EuroCup, they would not have a chance in the round of 16 as number five in the table for Virtus Segafredo Fly Bologna to Italy. But since Calles does not think in subjunctive terms, the Spaniard first tried to take the positive from the record festival against Crailsheim, “above all the confidence from this impressive performance of the team”.

The 50-point victory was the highest in the club’s eight-year history and also the highest of all teams this season. The clearest Bundesliga victories since the start of statistical data collection in 1998 were achieved by Alba Berlin in 1999, who defeated Bayreuth (106: 43) and Ulm (109: 46) each by a difference of 63 points.

Personal records for Brown and Edigin

In addition to the team record, Towers set personal records. Playmaker Jaylon Brown had not previously scored 29 points (previously a maximum of 26) in the Bundesliga, while center Eddy Edigin had not previously had 14 (previously a maximum of seven). For the talented Hendrik Drescher (22), his four points were the first in the top German division.

However, it must be said that after a corona eruption and several injuries, including former Towers playmaker TJ Shorts (torn chest muscle), “the Crailsheim team is not currently competitive”, as manager Martin Romig complained.

In any case, the 18 clubs this season are repeatedly joining as the biggest opponent of the virus, whose spread all teams have already suffered and therefore had to accept similar sporting setbacks. The Hamburgers lost after four Corona cases in the relegation candidate Gießen 46ers by 73: 100 and now benefit from Crailsheimer’s needs.

Basketball: Calles praises the Towers’ greed

In the triathlon with Göttingen and Crailsheim for the last two playoff spots seventh and eighth, they put themselves in a good position. “The circumstances to which all teams are exposed this season made the victory against Crailsheim very high,” Calles said, but praised the greed of his professionals, their attitude “that they were never satisfied, even with the high lead.”

The coach wants to see this permanent power, and his team seems to have understood. “There are no compromises for us on the pitch. We always try to give everything, no matter what the situation is, ”said Edigin. “But we have to keep working hard in training to keep improving.” Calles could not have put it better.

Updated: Mon 04/04/2022 06:07

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