On the final day of the Nations Cup Cologne, host nation Germany took on South Korea in the opening game of the day. Both teams came into the game after confidence-boosting wins in the first few minutes, but on unsportsmanlike foul on talisman Dong Hyeon Gim allowed Germany to benefit. Thomas Bohme, Germany took the first quarter, 23 – 15
South Korea’s head coach, Sa Hyun Han, has launched a new line-up to try and combat the German’s almost openly. It’s a scrappy start to the second quarter with only four points being scored in the first three minutes. However, another unsportsmanlike foul this time from South Korea’s Youn Joo Lee allowed to add to their tally and push ahead, giving themselves a 14-point margin, 39-25, at half-time.
Again, South Korea, South Korea bought the game back to a 10 points game, but a high foul count saw them in team foul trouble which sent Germany to the free throw line and allowing them to extend the lead to, 65 – 48 at the end of the third.
At the start of the fourth, South Korea went on a nine-point unanswered run, which included two-pointers from Seung Hyun Cho, to bring the game back to a nine-point game, instigating Germany’s Head Coach, Nicolai Zeltinger to bring a change of line up. The change worked up in a row, 83-64.
Seung Hyun Cho, scored high with 29 points, followed by Thomas Bohme’s and Jam Haller’s, who hit 24 points and 20 points, respectively.