ALBA Berlin, Oldenburg book place in semifinals

2020-06-20T22:05:28+00:00 2020-06-20T22:08:33+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

20/Jun/20 22:05

Two more teams out and four left in Germany’s easyCredit BBL.

By Eurohoops Team/

ALBA Berlin completed the semifinals puzzle of the final stage of the German league playoffs by beating BG Gottingen, 88-85, at the Audi Dome on Saturday. The team coached by Aito Garcia Reneses blew out the series, 181-153.

Game 2 initially looked just like Game 1, but Dominic Lockhart with 19 points drew up a competitive effort down the stretch for the losing side. Martin Hermannsson posted 19 points for the Albatrosse and Marcus Eriksson followed with 13.

Up next in a fresh two-game series for ALBA is EWE Baskets Oldenburg that progressed earlier thanks to an 89-75 win against Brose Bamberg and the 175-156 aggregate score. Ian Hummer poured 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the team advancing to the semifinals.

Quarterfinals (Day 2)

EWE Baskets Oldenburg – Brose Bamberg 89-75 (Hummer 21 – Taylor 20)
ALBA Berlin – BG Gottingen 88-85 (Hermannsson 19 – Lockhart 19)

Germany’s easyCredit BBL will continue in Munich with a champion scheduled to be crowned on June 28.

Quarterfinals (aggregate scores)
ratiopharm Ulm – Fraport Skyliners 197-130
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg – FC Bayern Munich 160-157
ALBA Berlin – BG Gottingen 181-153
EWE Baskets Oldenburg – Brose Bamberg 175-156

ratiopharm Ulm – MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg (21-23/6)
ALBA Berlin – EWE Baskets Oldenburg (22-24/6)

Semifinals winners (26-28/6)