Flensburg looked in total focus mode as the SG took home both points from Balingen beating hosting HBW 29-22 (17-12) in a game which was already decided at the break. The guests, still not out of the title race, looked extremely concentrated just days after winning their Champions League game at Montpellier and after nother long travel, this time to the South of Germany.
A very solid defense made sure that Flensburg was able to score a lot of easy goals with right-wing Lasse Svan leading the way, as the Dane scored nine goals. After Christoph Theuerkauf, who led Balingen with five goals, cut the deficit to five early in the second half (14-19, 37th), the SG used a 7-2 run to make sure of the victory. Rasmus Lauge, who suffered a very minor injury, was kept on the bench for most of the second half.
HBW Balingen-Weilstetten: Theuerkauf (5), Böhm (4), Nyokas (4), Thomann (3/2), Hausmann (2/2), Ruß (1), Vasilakis (1), Ilitsch (1), Krieg (1)
SG Flensburg-Handewitt: Svan (9), Wanne (6/2), Glandorf (6), Lauge Schmidt (4), Mogensen (1), Djordjic (1), Toft Hansen (1), Kozina (1)
Spectators: 2.250 (sold out)