On Wednesday, three Bundesliga clubs were in action internationally. The Ludwigsburg giants opened victoriously in the Champions League at BC Prometey (Ukraine), medi Bayreuth came out on top in the FIBA Europe Cup in Kapfenberg, and the Crailsheim Merlins won in Aarhus.
Visiting the homeland of trainer Raoul Korner: Bayreuth around Basti Doreth (No. 10).
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The MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg also won their second game in the Champions League. The club from the basketball Bundesliga won the Ukrainian team Prometey Kamianske in Kiev on Wednesday with 86:64 (41:33) and got off to a perfect start in Group A.
Led by the strong Justin Simon, who excelled with 18 points and twelve rebounds, the giants had no problems with the team from Ukraine. Coach John Patrick’s team was already leading with eight points at the break and steadily expanded their lead after the break. In addition to Simon, Jonah Radebaugh (14 points), Yorman Polas Bartolo and Justin Hulls (13 each) also scored in the double-digit range.
On October 27th, Ludwigsburg will continue with a home game against the Spanish club Iberostar Tenerife.
Crailsheim with away win in international debut
The Hakro Merlins Crailsheim have won their first European Cup game in club history. At the Danish club Bakken Bears from Aarhus, the Bundesliga team won the Europe Cup opener on Wednesday with 91:78 (45:43). The other opponents in Group G are BC Tsmoki Minsk from Belarus and Peristeri Athens (Greece).
After a weak first quarter (18:24), the Crailsheim team dominated the game from the second round. Coach Sebastian Gleim’s team turned the game around at half-time (45: 43/20 minutes). After the break, the guests made their first success perfect with a good defensive and accurate offensive. The best throwers for Crailsheim were TJ Shorts with 24 points and Elias Lasisi (21 points).
Medi Bayreuth celebrated an undisputed 100:70 success with the Kapfenberg Bulls in Austria.