The Towers are back on track. In the penultimate home game of the BBL main round, Hamburg’s basketball team beat Würzburg 95:83 (50:44). But they tormented themselves against the cellar child …
Bryce Taylor (feet) and Marvin Ogunsipe (back) were already missing. In the 13th minute, Kameron Taylor (26) also hobbled off the field. The top scorer twisted his right foot twice, then drummed on the floor in anger and pain.
“Appreciation to my players,” said coach Pedro Calles (37) after the job win. “We found a way to play at high speed and with a lot of energy. Although we had a small squad. “
Although the Towers were never in serious distress, they were only able to break away decisively at the end. Because Würzburg, like the Chemnitz team (97:98) against Hamburg on Monday, met a lot of threesomes. Calles philosophically: “You can’t catch every raindrop in defense. You have to decide. “
Spencer premiere saves the towers!
The match winner was someone who was not on the bill: Pat Spencer (24). The American came in February – only as a sparring partner for training. At the beginning of April, the former lacrosse player got his last license. For him, coach Pedro Calles put Jordan Swing (30) in the stands for the first time as the seventh foreigner.
It wasn’t until the morning’s warm-up that Spencer found out that he was playing. “The coach always told me to be ready. I was hot and wanted to bring energy. “
That worked! With 18 points (and seven rebounds) he was the second best scorer behind center Maik Kotsar (21 points). Spencer played his last basketball game a year ago in college in the United States. Afterwards he beamed: “Basketball is my first love. A dream came true with my first professional game. “
How long Kameron Taylor will be out is still unclear. Calles: “It is of course not positive news. The number of players who are missing is enough. “