The first of these 3 games was at home against BC Münchenstein. The team showed a solid game and alot of improvement which comes from good practice sessions. We started the game strong and got ahead pretty quickly and never looked back. At the end we won the game pretty easily 66:33.
The second game was away in Rheinfelden. This game was more difficult, because we only had 6 available players. This made everything more complicated of course. After a slow start in the first quarter, we were able to keep our cool, led by our two experienced players Ron and Lionel. They led the rest of the team and showed what is possible with alot of will. We crawled back into the game and were able to take the lead and from then on we never game it back. The score at the end of this exhausting game was 54:42 for our boys. Two in a row.
The last game of the season was against Arlesheim on their home floor. After the last game in Rheinfelden, we thought it can't get any more difficult on that regarding personel, however for this game unfortunately only 5 players showed up. Out of these 5 players we had 2 rookies, which are still very inexperienced. As expected the game started really difficult for us. We were behind quickly with 10+ points. But our young team showed alot of heart and never gave up. After a strong second quarter we were only behind 2 points by halftime, which was very unexpected the way the game started. Led by Ron, the whole team gave everything and were able to control the game from the start of the second half. Our team never had to experience such a situation like this before, not having and substitute players available. But they fought as a team and in the end we won the game 48:38. The players were exhausted but very very happy. Good fight boys.
We started off this season, we new inexperienced players, which had to find their place in the team, however the other teammates made it very easy for them to feel comfortable in the team. We had good practices and we improved since the beginning of the season. However we still have alot of work ahead of us, alot of basics which must still be practiced. But I see alot of potential and energy in this team and I am more than confident, that we will have a good start to 2016 and our main goal will be to qualify for the Final Four.
Wish you all a Happy New Year, all the best and especially, stay healthy