BBL, 2nd matchday: Goettingen win at the start, Oldenburg also wins

Status: 05.10.2022 10:40 p.m

BG Göttingen started the new season of the basketball Bundesliga with a win. Oldenburg even celebrated for the second time.

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Goettingen prevailed on the 2nd match day at ratiopharm Ulm with 93:84 (51:47). After the 80:87 at Bayern Munich it was the second defeat for Ulm. Mark Smith (28 points) and Harald Frey (18) were the BG’s best shooters, Devin Robinson (18) scored best on the Ulm side.

In the second game on Wednesday evening, EWE Baskets from Oldenburg celebrated their second success and moved up to second place in the table behind leaders Telekom Baskets Bonn. The ex-champion defeated medi Bayreuth after a hard fight 76:72 (44:41). The most successful throwers for the winner were Trey Drechsel (19) and Dewayne Russell (17), in Bayreuth Kalif Young scored 14 points.

Bayern and Alba still undefeated

The basketball players of FC Bayern Munich had previously won their second game of the season and passed Alba Berlin in the Bundesliga table because of the better basket difference.

On Monday (October 3rd, 2022) the team of coach Andrea Trinchieri celebrated an 83:74 (37:26) away win at the Fraport Skyliners. Cassius Winston scored 23 points for Bayern. For Frankfurt, former Munich player Joshua Obiesie was the most successful with 15 points.

After a turbulent first quarter with a number of mistakes, Bayern got into the game better. Under the eyes of national coach Gordon Herbert, a 16:2 run gave the favorite a 33:17 lead. The host Hessians hardly achieved anything during this phase. It only got better after coach Geert Hammink’s second break.

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Sloppy last quarter of Munich

Feeling sure of victory, Bayern shifted down a gear too early and, after a 25-point lead, allowed the hosts to come back within five points in the final quarter. Thanks to their individual class, the Munich team managed to win over time.

Würzburg wins, Bamberg loses

In the second Monday game, the Würzburg Baskets celebrated an 89:82 (39:38) away win at the Basketball Löwen in Braunschweig. CJ Bryce and Stanley Whittaker each contributed 19 points to Franconia’s first win of the season. The Lower Saxony’s best thrower in their opening game was Braydon Hobbs with 18 points.

On Tuesday, Brose Bamberg conceded the second loss of the season. In their own hall, the Franconians lost to the Crailsheim Merlins with 82:84.