A stellar 22 point haul by Ben Jacobson was the highlight of a super show by BC Göttingen as they claimed their second win in Group I with an 89-69 rout of EiffelTowers DenBosch.
|Ben Jacobson was good for 22 points in only 19 minutes, draining 4 of 6 three pointers|
A blistering opening quarter set the tone as the Dutch visitors were left in the trail of an offensive blitz as Göttingen racked up 30 points to lead by sixteen.
EiffelTowers worked hard to try and get themselves back in the game during the second quarter and initially had limited success as they halved the deficit at 41-33 with three minutes left until half-time.
However a sloppy finish to the half proved costly as the Violets scored 12 of the last fourteen points including triples by Jacobsen and Rochestie and then a big dunk by Christopher McNaughton.
Trailing 53-35 heading into the second half, things got worse for the visitors as they went 61-39 behind although they did rally to get back to within 12 points in the third.
However that was as close as they would get and the home team strolled to their second win of the group phase.
Jason Boone supported the excellent Jacobsen with 15 points while for EiffelTowers, Anthony Richardson and Kees Akerboom combined for 38 points with the latter sinking five triples in the game.
Don Beck (head coach EiffelTowers):
"First of all congratulations to John Patrick and his team. The success this team has at home is really outstanding. The way they play is unconventional in Europe. It is difficult to prepare for their style. I have many friends among coaches in the German league. They all warned me. So I warned my players. But until you actually see it, it is hard to prepare playing against them. They play extremely hard. I think they will go very far in the league and this competition. "
Kees Akerboom (player EiffelTowers):
"It was a tough game. They played full court press all game long. They caught us off guard. We couldn't play our normal systems. Our turnovers and the field goal percentage inside hurt us. We have to give credit to the German team. They showed a great effort and played very physical. We have to learn a lot from this game."
John Patrick (head coach BG Göttingen):
"I don't want to over-exaggerate the meaning of this victory today but it was really nice to see the way we played with high intensity over 40 minutes. Our main defensive objective was to control Dean Oliver. Our point guards made a very good job here. Ben Jacobson took control of the game and organized our offense pretty good. He secured the win for us down the stretch."
Ben Jacobson (player BG Göttingen):
"It's a big week for us. We have to play four games in seven days. We played with energy and an edge right away from the start. It was a great crowd tonight. In the first half we had problems controlling their shooter Akerboom. We did a better job against him in the second half. It was an all around effort by us. If we play like this consistently, we are tough to beat."