The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.
The biggest surprise of round 7 in ProB was guest Licher Baeren's (4-3) road victory over 7th ranked Leitershofen (3-4) 77-63 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Licher Baeren. Leitershofen managed to win third quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Licher Baeren made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Licher Baeren outrebounded Leitershofen 43-29 including 31 on the defensive glass. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Jermale Jones (186-86, college: Tuskegee) fired 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Jason Swanson (201-86, college: W.Alabama) chipped in 11 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Lindsey Hughey (190-89, college: Weber St.) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Licher Baeren moved-up to third place in Group South, which they share with 3 other teams. Leitershofen at the other side dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Licher Baeren is looking forward to face TSV Troester (#12) in Breitenguessbach in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leitershofen will play on the road against Fraport Skyliners II in Frankfurt and is hoping to win this game. Very important is a home loss of second ranked Herten Lions (5-2) against twelfth ranked RSV Eintracht (1-6) on Saturday night. Host Herten Lions were defeated by RSV Eintracht in Herten 96-84. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Herten Lions. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Tobias Grauel (195-86) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws). Trevon Malone contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. RSV Eintracht's coach Kai Buchmann used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Will Taylor (200-89, college: Cal Poly - SLO) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for Herten Lions. RSV Eintracht maintains twelfth place in Group North with 1-6 record. Herten Lions at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. RSV Eintracht will play against higher ranked Dorsten (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Herten Lions will play against Recklinghausen and hope to get back on the winning track. Very important is a road loss of second ranked Hanau (5-2) against tenth ranked Dresden (3-4) on Sunday night. Visiting Hanau was defeated by Dresden in a tough game on the road 84-91. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hanau. It was a great evening for Andrew Jones who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Dresden's coach Thomas Krzywinski used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side Anish Sharda responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Dresden moved-up to seventh place in Group South, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Hanau keeps the second position with two games lost. Dresden will meet Bayer Giants (#8) in the next round. Hanau will play against the league's leader Dragons Rhoendorf (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory. Very important is a road loss of third ranked Fraport Skyliners II (4-3) against eleventh ranked ifm Baskets Konstanz (2-5) on Saturday night. Visiting Fraport Skyliners II was defeated by ifm Baskets Konstanz in a tough game in Konstanz 65-73. It was an exceptional evening for Oumar Sylla who led the winners and scored 13 points and 5 assists. ifm Baskets Konstanz's coach Marko Radulovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. ifm Baskets Konstanz maintains eleventh place in Group South with 2-5 record. Fraport Skyliners II at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. ifm Baskets Konstanz's next round opponent will be higher ranked TV 1862 Langen (#7) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Fraport Skyliners II will play against Leitershofen (#10) in Diedorf. Undefeated leader SC Rist Wedel delivered the seventh consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed 8th ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (2-5) 84-62 in Braunschweig. Davey Hopkins fired 17 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated SC Rist Wedel (7-0) have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group North with a perfect record of 7 victories in a row. Spot Up Medien Baskets lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with five games lost. SC Rist Wedel will face league's second-placed SG Schwelmer Baskets at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against Hannover Tigers (#8) in Hannover and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Other games of round 7 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are: In Group North Oldenburg were crushed by MTV Wolfenbuettel in a road game 89-64. Wulfen was beaten by Hannover at home 80-85. Recklinghausen was destroyed by Schwelm on the opponent's court 97-74. Dorsten outscored BSW Sixers in a home game 101-79. In Group South Noerdlingen managed to beat TSV Troester on the road 89-86. Dragons defeated Langen on its own court 82-71. Bayer Giants smashed Weissenhorn in Leverkusen 93-72. The best stats of 7th round was 27 points and 13 rebounds by Anthony Young of Wulfen.
Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel and 11th ranked Oldenburg had identical 2-4 record. This time Herzoege Wolfenbuettel used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from 89-64 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Herzoege Wolfenbuettel. Oldenburg was better in fourth quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Oldenburg turnovers. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Oldenburg was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Travis Clark (195, college: Lake Forest) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Center Frank Theis (200-82) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists. Five Herzoege Wolfenbuettel players scored in double figures. Naturalized American center Chris Heinrich (208-77, college: St.Louis) produced 11 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Michael Taylor (193-87, college: Whitworth) added 16 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (3-4) moved-up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with Recklinghausen and Hannover. Newly promoted Oldenburg dropped to the ninth position with five games lost. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will face higher ranked BSW Sixers (#5) in Sandersdorf in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Oldenburg will play at home against BSV Wulfen (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: Oldenburg: M.Taylor 16+1reb+1ast, C.Heinrich 11+8reb+1ast, K.Smit 9+2reb+2ast, S.Kreutzer 9+2reb, P.Albrecht 8+4reb, A.Hartmann 6+2reb+5ast MTV Wolfenbuettel: F.Theis 22+3reb+4ast, T.Clark 16+14reb, S.Schubert 13+1reb+2ast, H.Knopke 10+5reb+9ast, M.Poeschel 10+1reb+2ast, M.Cantuerk 6+2reb+2ast
Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Hannover Tigers and 10th ranked BSV Wulfen had identical 2-4 record. But BSV Wulfen was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Hannover 85-80 on Saturday night. The guests trailed by 13 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 5 points. American guard Ashanti Cook (188-84, college: Georgetown) fired 18 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Nigerian-American center