Basketball: Gießen 46ers second BBL
The Jobstairs Gießen 46ers are the second relegated team from the basketball Bundesliga. The Hesse lost 70:91 (31:52) against the Niners Chemnitz and have no chance of staying in the league with three more to play.
In addition to watering, the Fraport Skyliners from Frankfurt also have to leave the league in Jobstairs Gießens. “We have to process this now. It is disappointing and sad. Now something has to be changed in the club,” said Gießen’s professional Bjarne Kraushaar in “Magenta Jobstairs Gießen”.
The game in the Gießen-Ost Jobstairs Gießens hall was decided by a weak second quarter of the hosts. The club only achieved four points and did not come back into the game even after the change of sides. However, there was applause from the fans. “Of course that is pleased, but the disappointment predominates,” said Kraushaar.
Rival Syngainics MBC from Weißenfels benefited from the Gießen defeat. With a 91:79 (44:47) against the Löwen Braunschweig, the club from Saxony-Anhalt secured relegation.
Telekom Baskets celebrate eleventh victory in series
Table leader Telekom Baskets Bonn came to an 85:74 (48:37) in the top game at Ratiopharm Ulm and, after the eleventh win, continues in first place with a record of 26: 7 victories. Ulm (20:11) fell back to sixth place.
There is a three-way battle around the last playoff rank. The Hakro Merlins Crailsheim surprisingly lost against relegated Frankfurt with 70:81. Bamberg (16:16) opened by a 94:81 with promoted MLP Academics Heidelberg zu Crailsheim and BG Göttingen, which also have 16 successes and 16 defeats in the account.
In his last home game, club legend Rickey Paulding led EWE Baskets Oldenburg to a clear 113: 87 (63:38) against S.Oliver Würzburg. The 39-year-old American came to 18 points.