Last weekend we played some close and exhilarating games, again some coaches and players summarized it for you so you don’t have to miss a thing!
Friday 10-3 19:00 | Sphinx HS2 – Black Stars HS1 (72 – 48)
Giannis: Sphinx HS2 made an emphatic win in the league winning Black stars HS1 with 24 points difference! The players of Sphinx were decisive to not let the opponents any chance of competing them. Sphinx started strong in the game making a lot more of free shots against the zone defence of Rhenen’s team! However, the opponents managed to be close to the score passing the ball to their centers scoring under the basket or taking free throws! Although, managed to control the game until the end! Even though Black Stars had the opportunity to reach the score by shooting in total 43!!!! free throws!!!! One more win for Sphinx HS2 to the road of the Championship!
Friday 10-3 21:00 | Sphinx DS1 – B.A.S. DS1 (63 – 61)
Sonia: It was a deserved win for the Sphinx ladies against the number one of the league. We started focused and leading the game. Although our opponent didn’t make it easy, we managed to go ahead during the whole game. The offense was coordinated and we scored both layups and shots. And it was also important that we were able to stop their good players with our intense defense. However, the accumulation of fouls was a problem. The end of the game was difficult, but our effort and your support led us to win (63-61). In this exciting game we had nothing to lose, because the opponent would keep its leading position. But we showed how our team had improved throughout the season.
Saturday 11-3 14:00 | Sphinx HS1 – EVBV Octopus HS1 (83 – 89)
Bram: Another disappointing loss for Sphinx men’s 1st. After impressive and inspiring wins for both the men’s 2nd and the Ladies 1st (a big shoutout to these teams!), we were determined to continue the victorious weekend against the nr.2 in our league, Octopus from Vught. Offensively we did put this fairly well into practise, but defensively we did a very lousy job (as the final score reveals). Especially our defensive rebounding and communication in defense was miserable. Moreover, we basically gave away the game by blowing a 7 point lead in the final 5 minutes of the fourth quarter (not to discredit Octopus, they deserved the win). This is the first time this season that we suffer consecutive losses, so obviously we have to do better. We are however still very determined to turn things around and plan to do so coming Sunday in the away game against Wyba.
Saturday 11-3 14:15 | Dedein HS2 – Sphinx HS3 (64 – 52)
Théo: Even if we only had 7 players, the game started out quite evenly with Sphinx H3 being down only by 3 at the half. However, they began to pull away due to their center who Sphinx was not able to contain and were up by 9 at the end of the 3rd. Sphinx hit a number of open 3 pointers after great ball movement to bring it within two but that was the closest we got as they pulled away thanks to 2 of our centers fouling out. Overall I was pleased with the teams play as everyone contributed to this game.