Lele Molin makes no bones about Hamburg’s dominance under the basket: ’24 offensive rebounds’

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Lele Molin makes no bones about Hamburg’s overwhelming power under the basket

Dolomiti Energia Trentino falls short in the away endeavor and misses out on 7DAYS EuroCup playoff qualification: in the cup round, the Germans defend their home court and clinch the last remaining playoff pass in Group B. Round 17 of the regular season ends 89-87, with the bianconeri closing their eighth EuroCup adventure with a home match against the other eliminated of the group, Slask Wroclaw: in Hamburg, Aquila Basket plays a great start and is ahead at halftime, in the third quarter it suffers the push of the hosts but reacts and plays it out until the final siren giving life to an adrenaline-filled last quarter. Flaccadori’s and Grazulis’ shots of the possible success don’t find the bottom of the net and Hamburg can rejoice for the qualification: in the end, Crawford’s series of triples (4/5 from three) and the points of an inspired Matteo Spagnolo, best scorer for the Trentino team with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists, are not enough; excellent game also for captain Forray, who scores 13 points with 5/7 from the field. Making the difference for Hamburg were a 27-point Polite and an unreal Childs with 18 points and 20 (!) rebounds.

“Congratulations to Hamburg for the win and for the qualification to the Eurocup round of 16, the goal put up for grabs by the game: I have little to reproach my team, it played with pride and the guys were able to compete until the last moment – said Lele Molin -. The game was decided mainly by Hamburg’s dominance in rebounding, 24 offensive caroms captured is a huge number, which gave the hosts a large number of shots. We played a pretty good game, with discipline on offense and consistency on defense undermined only by those too many offensive rebounds conceded.”

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