German League, Regular Season, Game 31: April 16-17, 2009
by: Euroleague.net
April 19, 2009
Adam Chubb - Alba BerlinThe three top teams registered victories in the German League, where EWE Baskets Oldenburg strengthened its top position, now with a 25-5 record and only three games left in the regular season. Defending champion Alba Berlin and MEG Gottingen share second place at 22-7, while Telekom Baskets Bonn lost and is practically out of the race for third place with a 20-10 record. Oldenburg downed Deutsche Bank Skyliners 66-58, despite of a 31-38 deficit at halftime. Milan Majstorovic led the league-leaders with 16 points, and Ruben Boumtje Boumtje was a force inside with 8 points and 13 rebounds. Alba defeated Giants Dusseldorf 92-78 behind 16 points apiece from Julius Jenkins and Adam Chubb. MEG Gottingen pounded Walter Tigers Tubingen 93-68 as Robert Kulawick and Chrise Oliver led five scorers in double digits with 16 points apiece for the hosts. TBB Trier stepped up in the second half to defeat Telekom Baskets Bonn 72-87, led by 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists from Norman Richardson and 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists from Brian Brown. Brose Baskets topped LTi Giessen 46ers 61-77 as Predrag Suput paved the way with 23 points for the hosts. Ratiopharm Ulm thrashed EnBW Ludwigsburg 103-66, while Artland Dragons edged NEW Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig 69-67 behind a combined 37 points from Ronald Ross and Lamont McIntosh. Paderborn Baskets won 74-85 over Eisbaren Bremerhaven as Michael Esterkamp scored 24 points for the visitors.

Alba beat Giants Dusseldorf 92-78 as Chubb scored 16 points and pulled down 9 rebounds and Jenkins matched him in scoring with 16 points and dished 6 assists. Ansu Sesay netted 14 points, Aleksandar Nadjfeji and Blagota Sekulic added 11 points apiece, and Steffen Hamann chipped in with 10 points. Brose Baskets only allowed 20 LTi Giessen points in the first half en route to a 61-77 road victory behind 23 points from Suput. Elton Brown registered a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds to help Brose Baskets outrebounds the hosts 25-37. Artland Dragons trailed 52-55 with 10 minutes to go, but managed to outlast Braunschweig 69-67 thanks to 20 points from Ross and 17 points from McIntosh. Darius Hall chipped in with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners, while Dustin Salisbery and Andrew Drevo combined for 40 points for the guests.


LAST GAME GAME 31
April 16-17, 2009
Day Match Result
Apr. 16 ALBA Berlin vs. Düsseldorf 92-78
Apr. 16 EWE Baskets vs. Dt. Bank 66-58
Apr. 17 ratiopharm Ulm vs. EnBW 103-66
Apr. 17 MEG Göttingen vs. WALTER 93-68
Apr. 17 Artland Dragons vs. NY`er 69-67
Apr. 17 Telekom vs. TBB Trier 72-87
Apr. 17 Bremer vs. Paderborn 74-85
Apr. 17 LTi 46ers vs.Brose Baskets 61-77
May 4 Köln 99ers vs. Nördlingen 0-0
NEXT GAME GAME 32
April 19-20, 2009
Day Match
Apr. 19 Dt. Bank SKY. vs. LTi 46ers
Apr. 19 Nördlingen vs. Göttingen
Apr. 19 TBB Trier vs. ratiopharm Ulm
Apr. 19 NY`er Phan. vs. Köln 99ers
Apr. 19 WALTER vs. ALBA Berlin
Apr. 19 Paderborn B. vs. EnBW
Apr. 19 EWE vs. Artland Dragons
Apr. 20 Brose vs. Bremerhaven
May 1 Düsseldorf vs. Telekom


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 30 25 5 2370 2147
2 ALBA Berlin 29 22 7 2304 2041
3 MEG Göttingen 29 22 7 2188 2028
4 Telekom Baskets Bonn 30 20 10 2260 2162
5 ratiopharm Ulm 30 19 11 2366 2337
6 Deutsche Bank SKYLINERS 31 19 12 2207 2073
7 Brose Baskets 31 17 14 2276 2165
8 Paderborn Baskets 29 15 14 2246 2204
9 Artland Dragons 30 15 15 2278 2288
10 EnBW Ludwigsburg 31 15 16 2105 2217
11 TBB Trier 31 14 17 2347 2408
12 WALTER Tigers Tübingen 30 13 17 2262 2313
13 Giants Düsseldorf 31 12 19 2351 2452
14 New Yorker Phantoms B. 31 11 20 2190 2215
15 Giants Nördlingen 30 10 20 2152 2260
16 Köln 99ers 29 9 20 2121 2258
17 LTi Giessen 46ers * 31 8 23 2161 2359
18 Eisbären Bremerhaven 29 5 24 2134 2391

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