ALBA with exclamation point at the start of the season
ALBA Berlin celebrates a surprising victory at ratiopharm Ulm.A Lithuanian newcomer becomes the top scorer for Berliners.Elm’s pursuit of catching up is not rewarded.
Vice champion EWE Baskets Oldenburg and ALBA Berlin have started the new season of the German Basketball Bundesliga with victories.
Oldenburg prevailed at BG Göttingen 93:85 (48:42) and the strongly rejuvenated Berlin team won somewhat surprisingly at ratiopharm Ulm with 72:68 (33:35).
Best thrower for ALBA was Marius Grigonis with 20 points.Under the basket, Luke Sikma, the 28-year-old ALBA player, collected ten rebounds.In Elm’s team of coach Thorsten Leibenath, who only lost two times in last season’s main round, Trey Lewis stood out with twelve points.
Oldenburg’s Bryon Allen was the decisive man in Göttingen with 30 points.The hosts were not satisfied with 22 points from Brion Rush.