ProB Round 22: Leader SG Schwelmer Baskets lose to BSW Sixers - Mar 10, 2013
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The Regular Season in ProB just ended. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.
Top ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (17-5) recorded its fifth loss in Sandersdorf on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by ninth ranked BSW Sixers (10-12) 90-73. The game was mostly controlled by BSW Sixers. SG Schwelmer Baskets managed to win second period 27-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Power forward Ralph Schirmer (203-86) fired 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard Jeremie Simmons (188, college: Ohio St., agency: SDJ Sports) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. American Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) produced 25 points for lost side. SG Schwelmer Baskets' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. BSW Sixers moved-up to seventh place in Group North, which they share with MTV Wolfenbuettel. SG Schwelmer Baskets at the other side still keep top position with five games lost. Very important is a road loss of second ranked SC Rist Wedel (15-7) against tenth ranked Hannover Tigers (9-13) on Saturday night. Visiting SC Rist Wedel was crushed by Hannover Tigers in Hannover 88-60. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SC Rist Wedel. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American forward Michael Fakuade (201-89, college: Ill.-Springfield, agency: N.E.T.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Ashanti Cook contributed with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. American Davey Hopkins (195-88, college: Biola, CA) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for SC Rist Wedel. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hannover Tigers moved-up to ninth place in Group North, which they share with Wulfen and Dorsten. SC Rist Wedel at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. Very important is a road loss of second ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars (14-8) against fourth ranked TV 1862 Langen (14-8) on Saturday night. Visiting Weissenhorn Youngstars were defeated by TV 1862 Langen in a tough game in Langen 56-64. Martinis Woody scored 16 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. TV 1862 Langen's coach Ty Shaw used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Maksym Shtein responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. TV 1862 Langen have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place in Group South, which they share with Weissenhorn. Very important is a road loss of third ranked Bayer Giants (13-9) against fifth ranked Noerdlingen (13-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Bayer Giants were crushed by Noerdlingen in Noerdlingen 103-82. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Bayer Giants. Chad Gray notched 32 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Noerdlingen moved-up to fourth place in Group South, which they share with defeated Bayer Giants. Leader Dragons Rhoendorf delivered the nineteenth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 8th ranked Leitershofen (10-12) 90-84. Geddes Robinson fired a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Dragons Rhoendorf maintains first position in Group South with 19-3 record. Loser Leitershofen keeps the eighth place with 12 games lost.
Rest of the games of round 22 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are: In Group North MTV Wolfenbuettel was defeated by Herten Lions in a road game 91-75. Dorsten beat Wulfen at home 75-74. SU Medien destroyed Stahnsdorf on the opponent's court 85-50. Oldenburg managed to outperform Recklinghausen in a home game 95-85. In Group South TSV Troester recorded a loss to Konstanz on the road 79-72. Fraport SKY II was defeated by Dresden on its own court 80-88. Hanau beat Licher Baeren in a road game 77-73. The best stats of 22th round was 31 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists by Kevin Smit of Oldenburg.
There was no surprise when 7th ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (10-12) was defeated on the road by third ranked Herten Lions (13-9) 91-75 on Saturday. The game without a history. Herten Lions led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Herzoege Wolfenbuettel's 34 and made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Herzoege Wolfenbuettel 46-27 including a 34-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Herten Lions looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Adrian Bowie (189-89, college: Maryland) fired 20 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Farid Sadek (188-83) chipped in 11 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. American guard Demetrius Ward (190-90, college: W.Michigan) produced 21 points and his fellow American import guard Lamonte Thomas (187, college: J.and Wales, RI, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Four Herten Lions and five Herzoege Wolfenbuettel players scored in double figures. Herten Lions maintains third position in Group North with 13-9 record having six points less than leader Dragons. Loser Herzoege Wolfenbuettel keeps the seventh place with 12 games lost. Top scorers: MTV Wolfenbuettel: D.Ward 21+3reb+1ast, F.Theis 14+5reb+1ast, T.Clark 14+5reb, L.Thomas 12+5reb+5ast, M.Poeschel 10+3reb+1ast, H.Knopke 2+4reb+3ast Herten Lions: A.Bowie 20+8reb+6ast, W.Taylor 16+9reb, B.Larrieu 13+3reb+4ast, T.Schonborn 13+2reb, F.Sadek 11+6reb+9ast, J.Ducker 8+15reb+2ast
There was a small surprise when eleventh ranked Dorsten (9-13) edged at home 8th ranked BSV Wulfen (9-13) 75-74 on Saturday. BSV Wulfen was trailing by 10 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 20-15 charge of Dorsten, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 9-8. Dorsten looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Center Blake Poole (195-88, college: St.Martin's) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points, 20 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Christopher Jones (183-88, college: Prairie View A&M) chipped in 16 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. Center Anthony Young (200-89, college: Ky Wesleyan) produced 27 points and 8 rebounds and center Laron Griffin (203-89, college: E.Washington) added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Dorsten moved-up to ninth place in Group North, which they share with Hannover and Wulfen. Top scorers: Wulfen: A.Young 27+8reb+2ast, A.Houston 12+3reb+1ast, P.Mazur 10+5reb+1ast, L.Griffin 9+8reb, H.Bellscheidt 8+3reb+1ast, P.Gunther 5+1reb+1ast Dorsten: B.Poole 20+20reb+4ast, N.Pelaj 18+2reb+3ast, C.Jones 16+4reb+9ast, G.Budde 6+5reb, C.Marquardt 5+1reb, G.Hagner 4+3reb+2ast