Joy in Zwolle as Landstede Hammers prevail over Svendborg Rabbits
Updated: Nov 1
Graphic: Mārtiņš Zaļūksnis
The Landstede Hammers posted their first win in the European North Basketball league and defeated the Svendborg Rabbits, 77-62, on Tuesday, October 31, in front of 500 fans at the Landstede Sportcentrum.
Players of the game
Zwolle big man Noah Dickerson scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half.
A former Washington Huskies power forward relentlessly worked under the basket and grabbed 16 rebounds.
Dickerson blocked three shots and forced six fouls for a +/- ratio of 25 in 32:39 minutes of play.
Darius Quisenberry had 15 points on 7/8 effort inside the three point line.
Fordham guard added five rebounds and five assists.
Jaedon Willis answered with 17 points on 5/13 shooting from the field and a perfect 4/4 from the charity stripe.
Notre Dame College (NCAA2) standout went 3/7 from the three point line.
Landstede Hammers outrebounded Rabbits, 49-35, especially on the offensive end, 15-6.
Noah Dickerson registered 16 rebounds alone and grabbed four offensive boards.
Zwolle team held Svendborg to 35% from the field.
Both teams struggled from the three point line: Hammers shot 22% or 8/35, while Rabbits replied with 29% or 9/31.
Jean Marc Jaumin and Landstede Hammers debuted in the ENBL with a win.
Their competitors from the BNXT league – Royal Liège Basket – also had a winning start.
Svendborg Rabbits joined the league after Sigal Prishtina was suspended.
Noah Dickerson had 16 rebounds – a second best result in league`s history.
Rebounds | ENBL records
Dean Mickelson 21 December 2, 2021, Valmiera 77-79 Brno
Noah Dickerson 16 October 31, 2023, Zwolle 77-62 Svendborg
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Four best teams from each group will qualify for the playoffs (A1-B4, A2-B3, A3-B2, A4-B1).
The 2024 playoffs – home and away, best-of-two series – will take place from February 1 until March 20.
The 2024 Final Four will take place on April 9-10.
Standings, as of October 31, 2023
Uniclub Casino Juventus 2-0 (+31)
Bristol Flyers 1-1 (+16)
Landstede Hammers Zwolle 1-0 (+15)
Svendborg Rabbits 0-1 (-15)
Spartak Pleven 0-1 (-17)
Polski Cukier Start Lublin 0-1 (-30)
Hapoel Beer Sheva
Tartu Ulikool Maks&Moorits
Zastal Zielona Gora 2-1 (+9)
Šiauliai 2-1 (-16)
CSO Voluntari 1-1 (+21)
Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles 1-1 (+4)
Royal Basket Liège 1-0 (+23)
Valmiera Glass ViA 0-1 (-6)
Basket Brno 0-1 (-6)
Keila Coolbet 0-1 (-29)
Tie-breaker: Zielona Gora vs Šiauliai 1-0, +26.