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Bayern trounce Trier

FC Bayern Basketball won their seventh consecutive BEKO Basketball Bundesliga game with a 92-51 trouncing of TBB Trier.  

Bayern also exacted a measure of revenge from the first matchup, a 79-74 Trier victory back on December 7th. The clear and confident win keeps the defending league champions close to the top of the standings. 5,793 fans enjoyed Bayern Basketball's total team effort, as all players who dressed scored, including four in double figures.

There was more good news after the game. In a separate press conference, Bayern Basketball announced a two-year contract extension with Head Coach Svetislav Pesic. The agreement was to expire this summer now runs through the 2016-17 season.

FCBB will take the positive feelings from on and off the court into the first leg of their Eurocup Eighthfinal matchup with Valencia Basket in Spain. Tip-off is Wednesday, March 4th at 20:45 CET. The second leg is back in the Audi Dome on March 11th.

Scoring by quarter (FCBB - TBBT): 28-12, 22-13, 22-18, 20-8

FC Bayern team: Lucca Staiger (15 points/5 three-pointers), Dusko Savanovic (13/5 rebounds), Robin Benzing (13), John Bryant (10/8 reb), Jan Jagla (8/6 reb), Vasilije Micic (7), Heiko Schaffartzik (6), Paul Zipser (5), Anton Gavel (5/6 assists), Vladimir Stimac (4/6 reb), Bryce Taylor (3) and Daniel Mayr (3).

POSTGAME REACTION:

Svetislav Pesic, Head Coach, FCBB: "We used this week well to recover and practice. These days were very important for us for the task that lays ahead. We played a good game today. One can't complain." 

Henrik Rödl, Head Coach, Trier: "Congratulations to Svetislav Pesic and his team for that strong performance. The first half was indicative of Bayern's strength and it was a complete and deserved win for Munich."

GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

1st Quarter
Anton Gavel, Bryce Taylor, Robin Benzing, Dusko Savanovic and John Bryant formed the starting five as Bayern Basketball looked to extend their BBL win streak to seven games. Trier's Mathis Mönninghoff scored the first basket after 12 seconds, giving the visitors the early lead. Dusko Savanovic sparked a 9-0 run for Bayern, knocking down the first three-pointer and followed it up with two more scores (9-2, 4' minute), leading to a Trier timeout. The visitors regrouped, and after a made three-pointer by Jermaine Anderson to cut their deficit down to 12-7 (6'), Munich intensifed their defense that led to Trier forcing many of their shots. Meanwhile, Bayern's offense was able to find its way past Trier's zone defense. Bryant dominated the paint, scoring eight points up close and grabbing seven early rebounds in the opening quarter alone. Jan Jagla and Heiko Schaffartzik came off the bench to provide the fire power from distance, both connected for three-pointers. Munich led 28-12 after the first 10 minutes.

2nd Quarter
Bayern were in complete control of the game at the beginning of the second quarter. Vasilije Micic moved nimbly through the zone defense with an easy layup (35-16, 14'). Munich built the lead upto 20 points minutes later (41-20, 17'). Two and a half minutes before halftime, the crowd cheered for the debut of Daniel Mayr. The talented young center scored his first league point on a free-throw about a minute later. Bayern dominated all statistical categories including rebounds (21-10) and winning the turnover battle (4 FCBB, 9 TBBT). Bayern doubled up Trier 50-25 at the half.

3rd Quarter
The concentration and commitment level remained at a high level for Munich Head Coach Svetislav Pesic's men, as they were unwilling to turn it down a notch and let Trier back into the game. Lucca Staiger made consecutive three-pointers (58-31, 23'). The former Iowa State Cyclone increased the Munich lead to 30 points after another make from beyond the arc (65-35, 26'). The matchup was all but decided as Bayern continued to give the home crowd a show. Trier tried to limit the damage on a poor shooting night heading into the final quarter down 72-43.

4th Quarter
Paul Zipser thrilled the fans with a powerful dunk to increase the lead to 76-43 (32'). Staiger was in the zone, another trey and Trier Head Coach Henrik Rödl had to take another timeout (81-45, 34'). The fans started to celebrate the inevitable victory with The Wave, and they only got louder after Staiger sank his fifth three-pointer becoming Munich's leading scorer for the game with 15 points. Mayr puntuated the victory with two-handed slam that tore the fans out of their seats. Bayern defeat Trier 92-51 and extend their win streak.

UPCOMING GAMES:

Eurocup, Eightfinal, 1st Leg:
Wednesday, 4th March, 20:45 CET
FC Bayern Basketball at Valencia Basket

BEKO BBL, Gameday 25:
Sunday, 8th March, 15:00 CET
FC Bayern Basketball at Mitteldeutscher BC

Eurocup, Eightfinal, 2nd Leg:
Wednesday, 11th March, 20:45 CET, Audi Dome
FC Bayern Basketball vs Valencia Basket