Two weeks after the start of the season in the bundesliga and the opening victory against freiburg, the basketball players of DJK brose bamberg have landed on the hard ground of reality. In their first home game, coach steffen dauer’s team conceded a stinging 51-73 (24:38) defeat to the girolive-panthers osnabruck in front of 500 spectators at the stauffenberghalle on saturday. From the start, the hostesses did not manage to get much going. In the end, they hit 26 percent of their shots from the field.
An avoidable ball loss here, a carelessly missed basket there – and on the other side an opponent, who – even if not overpowering – played his game in a straightforward and concentrated manner. All in all, too much to get out of the hole they had dug for themselves in the few phases in which a turnaround would have been possible. "We actually thought after the first game of the season that we had moved on.
A performance like that in your own hall in front of a great crowd naturally hurts a lot", said the dejected trainer dauer. "Especially in the first half we didn’t show enough aggressiveness and intensity. Offensively, we were too often caught up in individual actions instead of solving the problem as a team, and defensively that was not enough either. We can do better, the players show it day after day in training. But it’s no use if we don’t put it into practice in the game as well. You can’t win a game with 26 percent shooting and 51 points scored."