Although the opening quarter remained pretty balanced it was the visiting team from Melsele that took control in the second quarter and ran out to a solid 23-35 advantage at the half. An advantage they continued to increase in the third quarter up to their maximum lead of 17 points (27-44). Headed into the final quarter Melsele was still firmly in control with the 38-53 lead.
And then came the turn-around. LDP started running on all cylinders, while Melsele’s offense went ice-cold. With the home-team placing a 14-0 run the deficit quickly melted away and halfway the final quarter the scoreboard read 49-55. And LDP wasn’t finished yet. In the final minutes they closed the gap completely and jumped ahead to eventually get the unexpected 72-64 victory.
We selected Simon De Bruyne as our Player of the Game as he finished with 12 points & 6 rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench. Landon Unruh ended up as top-scorer for LDP with his 13 points, while Janis Ramma (12 points) and Niels Lataire (10 points) both also finished in double-figures. LDP Donza got 35 points from their bench, compared to only 11 points from Melsele’s bench.