Dennis Schröder and Germany clinched a berth for the EuroBasket 2015 Final Round with a 118-66 blowout victory over winless Luxembourg on Wednesday.
The result was not much of a surprise as Germany had previously defeated Luxembourg by a 60-point margin in their first matchup of group play last week.
The second half was a complete reversal, however.
The Germans started the third quarter off with an impressive 12-2 run, and things would only get better after that as they created a 20-0 run that spanned nearly six minutes and ballooned the lead to 33 points.
The fourth quarter was much of the same story with the Germans outscoring Luxembourg 39-15 in the final period.
All 12 players on Germany scored with the high man being Daniel Theis, who finished the game with 17 points and six rebounds.
Schröder was also impressive in the match. The young point guard who has developed into a star for Germany over the past few games scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting and dished out seven assists in 22 minutes of action.
Although Schröder was outstanding in his limited playing time, his turnover issues resurfaced again as he committed four in the game. This is disappointing as it seemed Schröder had really turned the corner with his turnover issues, only committing two per game in the three previous games — he was averaging 5.0 turnovers per game in the first two games of the 2nd Qualifying Round.
This game concludes the qualifying round for Germany.
Stay tuned to Soaring Down South for full analysis on Schröder’s performance in EuroBasket 2015 qualifying!
The list of 24 teams that will compete at EuroBasket 2015 can be found here.