The start of the season continues at UBBC Gmünd. After the inaugural win over Baden, Grenzstatter also beat Tulln on Sunday – as did the women’s and under-14 team. “It was a really successful match day,” UBBC coach Franz Choatal said.
Waldviertel’s farewell was already confident. Although the Gmünders had to dispense with Benjamin Maier, new FIBA signing Patrick Cais earned the right to play in time, making his Tulln debut on the spot. And it immediately proved itself. The two-meter center would sometimes behave nicely in recoil. Chwatal smiled: “In principle, he did exactly what we expected of him.”
Overall, UBBC was delivered strongly in Donaustadt
After a good start with Juraj Valentiny and Radek Vartecky against hosts who were also in the mood to score, Gmünder went into the second quarter with 19:15, where they continually consolidated their lead.
With sides changing, the Tullners switched to zone defence, which the Gmünders’ side initially struggled with. Above all, accuracy decreased. Only a buzzer from Case decided the quarter in favor of Gmunder as well – the advantage was huge before the last ten minutes with eleven points. There the Traxler guys didn’t let themselves veer out of their way and continued to expand the lead. Daniel Rohrmueller manages to emerge as a center despite his height. In the end there was an 85:65 victory.
“The start of the season has been very successful, we are cautiously optimistic about the future,” says coach Michael Traxler. “Only the free throw rate is disastrous. Of the 27 attempts, only three went through the ring. We have to get better there.”
It continues on Sunday at home against Mistelbach. Then on the National Day again in the cup with the round of 16 against Wiener Neustadt – also in Gmund.
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