Coach Henrik Dettmann won his first game with Braunschweig in the FEL this evening. He arrived one weak ago, after US-Coach Ken Scalabroni was released.
On Sunday he lost with the team in the German league in Schwelm but now has won in his second game as a headcoach against Ionikos with 74:65.
Bosnian Gordan Firic made some fantastic assists (finihing with 9 ) and in the second quarter the home team finished a lot of fast breaks with the athletic forward Adam Hall (15 pionts at the end).
In the third period the team led with 19 points, due to Ionikos' very bad field goal percentage. After that Dettmann allowed the young players a chance to play, but Ionikos still didn`t have any chance to come back.
Braunschweig's Zeljko Zagorac dominated the boards with 14 rebounds. Pete Lisicky scored important points from downtown and Joakim Blom, Braunschweig's Swedish center, poured in 14 points in one of his best games this season.
The home team showed that they wanted to win: 43:33 rebounds!
Ionikos played without enough spirit. Under the boards Brandon Brantley and Antti Nikkilä had a very bad day. The best player for of Ionikos was Us-Guard Saddi Washington with 19 points.
Henrik Dettmann, Coach BS|ENERGY:
"We played very well for 35 minutes. Our fastbreak-game was one of the keys to this win. The last five minutes we played without concentration. We have to work on this. In our situation every game is important for us to find together as a team. I hope we play better on Sunday in the German league."
Georgios Zevgolis, Coach Ionikos:
"We came only with our bodies, not with our minds. Perhaps one reason is that we spend all our concentration at the moment on the Greek league. We played really badly. I wish Braunschweig a very merry Christmas."