Bayern youth get time in 84-58 home win against Frankfurt
The Bayern basketball team continued its winning streak, with coach Andrea Trinchieri's team winning its BBL home game against ninth-placed Frankfurt 84-58 on Friday night without a hitch. In the Bundesliga, it was the fourth win in a row for the Munich team and the 14th in 17 games. Oldenburg's defeat at the hands of last-place Giessen moved them up to fourth place.
In an entertaining game, Bayern answered the question of who would win the game with an incredible 24-0 run before halftime, and in the second quarter FCBB did not allow any points from the field. Coach Trinchieri used his two youngsters Sasha Grant and Jason George from the FCBB junior program from the start, and with returnee Matej Rudan also brought in late, the teenage trio combined for more than 50 minutes of play. German U20 international George and the two Homegrown players also add to the scoreboard, where Jalen Reynolds and Paul Zipser each registered 17 points.
Captain Nihad Djedovic was completely rested, while Nick Weiler-Babb, Zan Mark Sisko and Robin Amaize, who are still slightly banged up, were again not on the bench. On Saturday, the FCBB travels to the Niners Chemnitz (Sunday, 20:30/MagentaSport), whom they were only able to defeat 77-76 in the first matchup - and who surprisingly defeated playoff contender Bamberg 85-82 on Friday night.
FC Bayern Basketball – Fraport Skyliners 84-58 (45-24)
Jalen Reynolds (17), Paul Zipser (17/4 Rebounds), JaJuan Johnson (12/7 Rebounds), Diego Flaccadori (9/8 Assists), Leon Radosevic (7/2 Blocks), Sasha Grant (7/5 Rebounds), D.J. Seeley (5), Vladimir Lucic (5), Matej Rudan (3), Jason George (2), Wade Baldwin
Quantez Robertson (13 Points)
Christof Madinger, Johannes Hack, Armin Mutapcic
Andrea Trinchieri: "It was a good game from us because we won, we controlled the game, we saved the energy of some players, so we managed the load well. And we were able to use our youngsters like Jason and Sasha, which was very helpful on defense. So I think we can be very happy with the job we delivered today."
Paul Zipser: "We just had fun, you could already feel that in the warm-up, we just had a good feelign and made it hard for Frankfurt as well. When we have fun, there's even more flow. The young guys are also into it and give us energy and in the end also points. There were good vibes on the bench today. We want to keep the vibe going now because it's been a tough month and it still is. We have a couple of guys injured and a couple coming in, it's not that easy."Game recap:
Trinchieri started Diego Flaccadori, D.J. Seeley, Sasha Grant, JaJuan Johnson and Jalen Reynolds in the BBL matchup in the Audi Dome. After a slow start, the Munich offense got going and split the scoring among different players for a small lead (9-8/4th). Flaccadori found his teammates again and Reynolds scored at will from inside the arc. However, the Fraport Skyliners also showed their enthusiasm and, led by their top scorer Matt Mobley stayed in the game (21-20/10th).
The second quarter started with a block by Radosevic (250th appearance in the BBL), who brought a lot of energy from the bench. In addition to Grant, George also came in for plenty of minutes. Bayern moved the ball well and got it to Paul Zipser, who converted ice-cold from the three-point line (31-24/24th). The defense now also found more and more success and made it difficult for Sebastian Gleim's team to create open shots (38-24/28th). With a score of 24-4 in the second quarter, Bayern took a commanding lead (45-24).
The guests came out of the dressing room with more intensity but Trinchieri's team defended well and started to work some magic on offense as Flaccadori found Reynolds for an impressive alley-oop (55-32/35th). Johnson also used his physical strength and made sure that the lead remained constant (67-45/30th).
The final period was similar - Frankfurt tried to attack the basket but had problems against the Munich defense (72-49/34th). Carelessness crept in for the FCBB and the scoring slowed for both sides. With the late return of youngster Rudan, who scored from three, Bayern secured its unchallenged 14th win in the BBL.