Lions against Angels: Eigners Angels play in Halle

The Halle Lions‘ clash against the Eigner Angels Nördlingen on matchday 8 of the Toyota DBBL will feature a point guard duel between the two Thomas‘, who are neither sisters nor related in any other way. Angels playmaker Asha Thomas, a native of California, has finally cured her thigh injury and is well on her way to top form. She had already contributed 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in her team’s historic win in Wasserburg. Most recently against Marburg, the American, who is only 1.68m tall, briefly took control of the game in a high-class match, but despite her 22 points, including 3 of 5 three-pointers, she was unable to prevent the Angels‘ defeat. Tendency and form curve: steeply upwards. Her namesake in Halle, first name Deeshyra, can not show such numbers, but was also in the defeat of their team in Saarlouis only 13 minutes on the field. A week earlier, the US girl from Oregon proved how important she is for the Lions. With 15 points and good numbers in all categories, she led Halle to their first and so far only win of the season. With 72:67 Halle could take the first points against the promoted team from Düsseldorf. Meanwhile, British sharpshooter Eilidh Simpson is also back in the mix, giving the team points from the outside, while near the basket, Czech Barbora Kasparkova (14.7 points on average) stands out above all, as does U.S. center Kourtni Perry (7.5 rebounds per game).

Games against the basketball figurehead of Saxony-Anhalt were often „nailbiters“ in the past, suitable for chewing off the fingernails. In addition, the Angels still have a score to settle with the Lions from last season. Not only that they lost the away game quite miserably. In the last game of the season, the girls from the Saale snatched the possible play-off participation from the Angels with a 78-76 victory in the Hermann-Keßler-Halle.

Coach Ajtony Imreh is therefore warned and knows about the fighting strength of the troops of the new Greek star coach Hatzidaki. But fighting, his girls can also, and this will also be necessary. Once again Sami Hill and Co want to scrape the last drop of gasoline from their tanks to bring in despite the many failures the fourth season’s victory and to balance the season’s balance so far (3 victories :4 defeats) again. Afterwards one would save oneself with so far respectable achievements into the international play break around afterwards, hopefully fully and healthy, so correctly auftrumpfen to be able. Because that in the squad of the Eigner Angels enormous potential slumbers, is obvious and was already certified also in many places. Unfortunately, not a single game of the season could be played with full band. That is to become different starting from in the middle of November. Before it stands accordingly only the away match in resounds, which begins on Saturday evening at 18:00 o’clock. Whether the team around the playmaker with the number 2 on the jersey (Deeshyra Thomas) wins or the troop of the point guard with the number 1 (Asha Thomas) is open. One thing is certain, though. Thomas wins.