Basketball: Hamburg Towers beat Rasta Vechta

Pedro Calles (37) was a trainer at Rasta Vechta for five years. In the summer, Hamburg Towers bought the Spaniard from his contract. The first time they met on the basketball floor, there was no mercy with the ex.

The Türmer won the first game of 2021 with 92:74 (49:27) against the last one. “It was a special game because it was the seventh win for the Towers,” said Calles, moved. “And for me too. But I want to keep my feelings under control … “

The only winless BBL team was the right opponent at the right time for the Hamburg team after two bankruptcies. The Towers controlled the game from the first jump ball – without shining. Especially in the weak third quarter they were sloppy.

Calles didn’t like that. During a break it got loud in the empty island park! “The difference between the halves was the level of concentration.”

But it was not just for Calles that it was a reunion with the ex-club. His “defense minister” Max DiLeo (27) also followed him in the summer. The German-American: “It was definitely a special moment to play against some of my best friends …”

But there was no mercy.

The best hamburger was again center Maik Kotsar (19 points, 10 rebounds). “I have to thank my team-mates,” said the Estonian, who is playing his first year as a professional. “I feel at home here.”

In the upper half of the table. “I’m not super satisfied,” Admitted Calles nonetheless. But it’s always important to start the year with a win. “

For his successor in Vechta, Thomas Päch (38), things are slowly getting uncomfortable after eleven defeats.


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