ALBA extends push for the top seed in Germany

2023-04-30T16:47:43+00:00 2023-04-30T20:06:31+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

30/Apr/23 16:47

Telekom Baskets Bonn controls its own destiny but more work is required to overcome ALBA Berlin in the hunt for first place in easyCredit BBL

By Eurohoops Team/

ALBA Berlin cruised past ratiopharm Ulm, 91-79, in easyCredit BBL Regular Season Round 32 action Sunday.

Tim Schneider and Jaleen Smith shared a game-high of 13 points. Yannick Wetzell followed with 11 points. Apart from injured Marcus Eriksson (foot) and Tamir Blatt (right thumb), the team located in Berlin additionally sidelined Louis Olinde (illness) and Yovel Zoosman (illness).

Israel Gonzalez’s side improved to 30-3 in Germany’s top-flight division. Telekom Baskets Bonn, also preparing for the Basketball Champions League Final Four, sits at 29-2 carrying the tiebreaking advantage along with three games remaining in the double-legged round-robin schedule versus one for Albatrosse.

More BBL action as third-placed FC Bayern Munich lost, 83-75, to BG Gottingen. Former Montana State standout Harald Frey paved the way by pouring a game-high 18 points for the team coached by Roel Moors. The visitors featured Ognjen Jaramaz and Niels Giffey at 14 points apiece, and Freddie Gillespie ended up with 13 points.

Andrea Trinchieri once again missed Vladimir Lucic. Elias Harris (foot), Augustine Rubit (Achilles), Othello Hunter (back), and Zan Mark Sisko (personal) also remained sidelined. Corey Walden, Niklas Wimberg, and Cassius Winston were out of the lineup as well.

BBL Round 32

Telekom Baskets Bonn – Basketball Lowen Braunschweig 89-78
EWE Baskets Oldenburg – MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 93-80
Niners Chemnitz – Veolia Towers Hamburg 87-80
Hakro Merlins Crailsheim – Brose Bamberg 101-92
Rostock Seawolves- medi Bayreuth 99-70
ALBA Berlin – ratiopharm Ulm 91-79
MLP Academics Heidelberg – Syntainics MBC 109-91
BG Gottingen – FC Bayern Munich 83-75
Fraport Skyliners – Wurzburg Baskets (1/5)

STANDINGS: Telekom Baskets Bonn 29-2, ALBA Berlin 30-3, FC Bayern Munich 25-7, EWE Baskets Oldenburg 20-12, BG Gottingen 19-13…

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