Match report: D.B.V. Arriba Gents 3 – Risne Stars Gents 1
This time, Gents 3 had to break 3 at home in the wooden hall against the number 1 in the competition. The match started strong for the Risne Stars and they got ahead with a couple of points. Luckily, Arriba came back strong and ended the first quarter with just a couple of points behind. During the second quarter, the gents scored a lot of points due to Rens’ insane shooting skills, which resulted in a 25-23 lead for Arriba. Then, a wild Maik appeared, who had been late for the first half because he was too busy growing cells in a lab. Starting the second half, Maik took over Rens’ previous role of guard and with our extra player we were confident to keep our lead. Luckily, we managed to do this during the third quarter, which was highlighted by about a thousand team fouls for the Stars which gave us some free points, thank you very much. This resulted in a very angry coach on the other side of the hall and two time-outs on their behalf. Going into the fourth quarter, Gents 3 was ahead with a couple of points and things were looking good. Unfortunately, the Risne Stars came back with a huge amount of points and took the lead early in the quarter, which caused Arriba to lose the game with a final score of 38-47.