What’s up basketball fans! It’s been a while, but since the season is approaching its climax rapidly we believe it’s time for another #SphinxWeeCaps ! To give an even better overview of what happened last weekend we asked some of the coaches and players to give a recap of the games, enjoy!
Friday 3-3 20:00 | Sphinx HS3 – Pigeons HS2 (39 – 65):
Théo: This game saw a great team effort as well as contribution from every player against a very physical team. Offensively the team generated great looks however shots were not falling. Good defense kept us in the game until half time where they started to pull away. The final score of 39-65 did not reflect how well the 3rd team played.
On a final note, I am very happy with how the team has been training and playing as I can see improvements in focus, commitment, team spirit, as well as actual basketball play
Friday 3-3 21:30 | Tantalus HS1 – Sphinx HS1 (72 – 62):
Bram: A disappointing night for Sphinx men’s 1. Friday evening we traveled to Eindhoven to play against Tantalus. It promised to be an exciting game since it was nr.3 of the ranking (us) against the nr. 4 (them). We got off to a fairly good start, but soon we started playing sloppy and uncoordinated. This made that we lacked behind by 7 at halftime. We tried to turn the tide in the second half, but couldn’t find our rhythm and kept on making mistakes, which made us lose by 10 in the end. This ugly loss gave us a lot to think about and work on, which we will definitely do, starting this week. Coming Saturday we play against the nr.2 and we are very motivated to bounce back and play like Sphinx’ basketball again! All support is more than welcome, so see you all Saturday at 14 o’clock in the Bongerd!
Saturday 4-3 18:00 | Pluto HS1 – Sphinx HS2 (47 – 69):
Giannis: Sphinx HS2 continued its winning run, this time against Pluto HS1! We started playing very focused in the first quarter managing to find ways to score against the zone defense of the opponents! We made some free shots building important score difference in the first half! This difference helped us to keep the pace the game!
However, in the beginning of the second half we lost our concentration in defense in result the other team to reach us in the score! At the same time, we could not find easy way to basket making difficult to keep up with scoring as the first half!
In the last quarter we improved our defense managing to steal some balls and scoring in the fast break! All these led to another victory!
Saturday 4-3 20:00 | Rebound ’73 DS1 – Sphinx DS1 (26 – 86):
Sonia: Last Saturday, Sphinx Ladies won against Rebound ’73. Although at the beginning the score was equalized, as soon as our team woke up, we started to score many points and to improve our defense. The difference in the score became even bigger when the other team made the mistake of changing their zone defense to man-to-man defense. Even though the court was small and their fans were annoying, we managed to destroy them and the game ended with 26 – 86. It was a nice game, with good plays, keeping the intensity until the end and getting ready for the next game against B.A.S., the number one in the league.
This weekend we have a couple of exciting games in prospect. Friday night both the second and the ladies team will have extremely important matches at home (19:00 & 21:00). Saturday afternoon at 14:00 the Men’s first will play at home and the third team will travel to Didam to play Dedein. It would be amazing to have you guys there since we can use the support! Go Sphinx!