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Landstede Hammers outlast Start Lublin, two play-off pairs set

Landstede Hammers Zwolle survived a three pointer rain in the third quarter and battled back to defeat Polski Cukier Start Lublin, 93-91, to secure the fifth place in Group A on Wednesday, February 7, at the Hala Globus in eastern Poland.

Play-offs picture

B1 Šiauliai vs Bristol Flyers A4

B2 CSO Voluntari vs Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits A3

B3 vs A2 tbd

B4 vs A1 tbd

Players of the game

Jack Pagenkopf hit a huge three pointer for the Landstede Hammers with 02:26 left.

He cut the gap to a single point, 86-87.

Forty five seconds later he did it again, 89-90.

It was the last field goal but the Hammers outscored Start from the free throw line.

A former Utah Tech guard finished the game with 17 points on 6/12 shooting from the field.

Pagenkopf went 4/8 from the three point line.

Zwolle guard added seven assists and two steals before he was fouled out.

Noah Dickerson finished the job for the Hammers.

A former Washington Huskies center had 15 points on 5/7 shooting from the court and very, very important 5/6 effort from the charity stripe.

Dickerson had eight rebounds and a game high +/- ratio 12.

Coen Stolk led all scorers with 22 points.

Small forward contributed with five rebounds and five assists.

Trey Wade was the go-to man for Polski Cukier Start Lublin.

A former Arkansas Razorback had 11 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.

Liam O`Reilly posted 19 points, eight assists and three steals.

Tomislav Gabrič scored 12 points on 4/6 shooting from the three point line.

Key stats

Landstede Hammers started strong and increased their lead up to 12 points at the half, 49-37.

Polski Cukier Start Lublin scored seven (!) three pointers in the third quarter to regain initiative, 65-69.

Artur Gronek`s team stayed in the lead, however, the Hammers were in a hunting mode.

Two daggers by Pagenkopf turned the tide as the hosts didn`t converted a single field goal after that.

Landstede Hammers eventually went 15/37 from the three point line, compared to 15/33 for Start.

ENBL record stands at 17 three pointers.

Game notes

Landstede Hammers Zwolle improved to 3-3, while Polski Cukier Start Lublin dropped to 3-4.

The Hammers have secured the fifth place in Group A but may finish with a winning record.

Polski Cukier Start Lublin ended their second ENBL campaign with the sixth place.

Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits finished in the third place, thanks to a Zwolle win.

Bristol Flyers are in the fourth place.

ENBL access: follow the game on YouTube live stream


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 15 until March 20.

The 2024 Final Four will take place on April 9-10.

Standings, as of February 7, 2024

Group A

Uniclub Casino Juventus 6-1 (+104) Qualified

Bakken Bears Aarhus 5-1 (+69) Qualified

Tartu Ülikool Maks&Moorits 4-3 (+22) Qualified

Bristol Flyers 4-3 (+62) Qualified

Landstede Hammers Zwolle 3-3 (-36)

Polski Cukier Start Lublin 3-4 (-3)

Svendborg Rabbits 1-6 (-156)

Spartak Pleven 1-6 (-62)

Group B

Šiauliai 6-1 (+80) Qualified

CSO Voluntari 6-1 (+87) Qualified

Royal Liège Basket 4-3 (+37)

Seriös Group Newcastle Eagles 4-2 (+28) Qualified

Zastal Zielona Gora 4-2 (+5)

Keila Coolbet 2-5 (-47)

Basket Brno 1-6 (-76)

Valmiera Glass ViA 0-7 (-114)


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