In the first quarter, Germany started slowly and were lackadaisical in defence and offence, allowing the young Thailand team to match them for the first five minutes with only one point in it. Following a time-out by Germany’s Head Coach, Dennis Nohl, they put on a full-court press that forced Thailand in to a number of eight second violations leading to a 12-0 run and enabling them to take a thirteen-point advantage in to the second quarter, 17-4.
With a comfortable lead, Germany took off the full-court press for the rest of the game, but still went on to win the following three quarters, 10-2, 9-1 and 16-7, to take the victory, 52-14.
Germany’s Lisa Bergenthal and Anne-Sophie Risse led the scoring for the winning side with 16 points a piece, whilst Thailand’s Nuttaporn Lasopa scored a double double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Germany’s Catharina Weiss, who has been averaging 31 minutes and 8 points a game at the Championship, said:
“It wasn’t a good team performance in the game today, I think we have to do better than this, but it was really difficult for us because of the close loss yesterday.”
Commenting on the team’s 5/6 Placing game, she said:
“I hope that tomorrow we will be faster in our mind and we play like we did against Japan, because we did a really great job yesterday; if we play like that against Turkey we will have our chances.”