ProB is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 11 rounds left.
The biggest surprise of round 11 in ProB was guest Noerdlingen's (6-5) road victory over 6th ranked Bayer Giants (5-6) 89-83 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-83. Noerdlingen outrebounded Bayer Giants 48-28 including a 36-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Kedrick Johnson (193-83, college: Lee) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Brandon Hogg (186-89, college: S.Indiana) chipped in 21 points and 5 assists. American point guard Adonte Parker (183-89, college: Dayton) produced 26 points and 9 assists for the hosts. Noerdlingen moved-up to fifth place in Group South, which they share with Hanau. Bayer Giants at the other side dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with Fraport SKY II. Noerdlingen is looking forward to face league's leader Dragons Rhoendorf at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bayer Giants will play against Licher Baeren (#4) and are hoping to win this game. Another exciting game was between fifth ranked Licher Baeren and 3rd placed Hanau where Licher Baeren (7-4) beat Hanau (6-5) on the road 100-89. It was a key game for the second position in Group South. Licher Baeren moved-up to second place in Group South, which they share with Langen and Weissenhorn. Hanau at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Noerdlingen. Licher Baeren will play against Bayer Giants (#8) in Leverkusen in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hanau will play at home against Fraport Skyliners II in Frankfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Tenth-ranked Leitershofen (3-8) made lots of trouble for leader Dragons Rhoendorf (11-0) in Diedorf on Sunday. The visitors from Rhoendorf managed to secure only two-point victory 79-77. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a great evening for Geddes Robinson who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. Lindsey Hughey responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Undefeated Dragons Rhoendorf have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group South with 11-0 record. Leitershofen lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with eight games lost. They share it with Konstanz. Dragons Rhoendorf will meet Noerdlingen (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Leitershofen will play against TSV Troester (#12) in Breitenguessbach and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Very important is a home loss of second ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars (7-4) against fourth ranked TV 1862 Langen (7-4) on Saturday night. Host Weissenhorn Youngstars were defeated by TV 1862 Langen in a tough game in Weissenhorn 78-86. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Weissenhorn Youngstars. It was an exceptional evening for Martinis Woody who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. TV 1862 Langen moved-up to second place in Group South, which they share with Licher Baeren and Weissenhorn. TV 1862 Langen's next round opponent will be Dresden (#9) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Weissenhorn Youngstars will play against ifm Baskets Konstanz (#10). Leader SG Schwelmer Baskets delivered the tenth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked BSW Sixers (5-6) 89-72. The best player for the winners was Julius Coles who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. SG Schwelmer Baskets' coach Raphael Wilder used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for SG Schwelmer Baskets. They maintain first place in Group North with 10-1 record. BSW Sixers lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with six games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets will face RSV Eintracht (#11) in Stahnsdorf in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BSW Sixers will play on the road against Recklinghausen (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Other games of round 11 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are: In Group North Herten Lions defeated MTV Wolfenbuettel in a road game 83-75. Rist Wedel smashed Hannover at home 104-77. Dorsten won against Wulfen on the opponent's court 84-73. SU Medien managed to outperform Stahnsdorf in a home game 80-67. Oldenburg managed to beat Recklinghausen on the road 91-80. In Group South TSV Troester defeated Konstanz on its own court 69-62. Fraport SKY II was beaten by Dresden in a road game 100-90. The best stats of 11th round was 34 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 5 assists by Howard Sant-Roos of SU Medien.
There was no surprise when 8th ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (4-7) was defeated at home by third ranked Herten Lions (8-3) 83-75 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Herzoege Wolfenbuettel won third quarter 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Herten Lions won last quarter 24-18. They made 27-of-31 free shots (87.1 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was center Julius Ducker (205-84) who scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Adrian Bowie (189-89, college: Maryland) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American forward Travis Clark (195, college: Lake Forest) produced 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and swingman Henje Knopke (193-85) added 20 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Herten Lions. They maintain third place in Group North with 8-3 record having just three points less than leader Dragons. Loser Herzoege Wolfenbuettel keeps the eighth position with seven games lost. Herten Lions will face Hannover Tigers (#9) in Hannover in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will play on the road against BSV Wulfen. Top scorers: Herten Lions: B.Larrieu 18+1reb+2ast, J.Ducker 16+8reb+2ast, A.Bowie 14+5reb+3ast, W.Taylor 11+9reb, C.Hackenesch 8+5reb+1ast, Y.Opitz 8+1reb MTV Wolfenbuettel: H.Knopke 20+4reb+5ast, T.Clark 20+9reb+2ast, F.Theis 14+6reb+2ast, D.Ward 10+3reb, L.Thomas 6+4ast, D.Nawrocki 5+2reb+1ast
No shocking result in a game when second ranked SC Rist Wedel (9-2) smashed at home 8th ranked Hannover Tigers (4-7) 104-77 on Saturday. The game without a history. SC Rist Wedel led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. SC Rist Wedel shot 29 for 39 from the free-throw line, while Hannover Tigers only scored twelve points from the stripe. They outrebounded Hannover Tigers 45-24 including a 37-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. SC Rist Wedel looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Hannover Tigers were plagued by 34 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Marvin Boadu (193-89) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists. American point guard Augie Johnston (185-86, college: CS Monterey) chipped in 26 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Four SC Rist Wedel players scored in double figures. SC Rist Wedel's coach Sebastian Gleim felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Ashanti Cook (188-84, college: Georgetown) produced 18 points and the other American import guard Maurice Williams (192-83, college: Los Medanos JC) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. SC Rist Wedel maintains second place in Group North with 9-2 record having just two points less than leader Dragons. Hannover Tigers lost their third game in a row. They keep the eighth position with seven games lost. SC Rist Wedel will face Oldenburg (#6) at home in the next round. Hannover Tigers will play against Herten Lions. Top scorers: Rist Wedel: A.Johnston 26+2reb+3ast, D.Hopkins 19+9reb+2ast, P.Owusu-Frimpong 15+10reb, F.Boeke 13+3reb, M.Boadu 11+12reb+9ast, I.Akpinar 9+4reb+8ast Hannover: A.Cook 18+2reb+3ast, M.Williams 10+6reb+3ast, T.Welzel 10+1reb+4ast, J.Lodders 9+6reb+2ast, J.Mondo 9+1reb+1ast, D.Boahene 8+3reb
Very expected game when 10th ranked BSV Wulfen (3-8) was defeated at home by fourth ranked Dorsten (6-5) 84-73 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Dorsten forced 19 BSV Wulfen turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Christopher Jones (183-88, college: Prairie View A&M) who scored 18 points, 7 assists and 6 steals. Naturalized Albanian guard Nderim Pelaj (179-88) chipped in 15 points. Four Dorsten players scored in double figures. Dorsten's coach Torsten Schierenbeck used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Anthony Young (200-89, college: Ky Wesleyan) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and guard