Ulm (AP) - EWE Baskets Oldenburg celebrated an important victory in the basketball Bundesliga.

The team of coach Mladen Drijencic prevailed at ratiopharm Ulm with 89:86 (42:47) and took the seventh success in the ninth game.

For the hosts from Ulm it was the second bankruptcy in a row one week after the first defeat of the season at Alba Berlin.

The Baskets were behind almost all of the season, but retained the upper hand thanks to a strong final section.

The best throwers were Ulm's Dylan Osetkowski with 20 points and Keith Hornsby and Rickey Paulding from Oldenburg with 16 points each.

In the fight for playoff place eight, the Löwen Braunschweig suffered a setback.

The Lower Saxony were defeated by Fraport Frankfurt after extension with 98: 103 (45: 47; 84: 84) and are with a balance of 4: 4.

Frankfurt newcomer Matt Mobley contributed a personal best of 31 points to Hessen's third success.


In the table basement, the Gießen 46ers were able to win for the first time this season.

Interim coach Rolf Scholz's team defeated medi Bayreuth away with 110: 99 (47:52).

The Giessen team won their last competitive game in early February, when their opponent was Bayreuth.

Master Alba’s game at Syntainics MBC in Weißenfels was canceled at short notice by Alba head coach Aito Garcia Reneses because of a positive corona test.

The 74-year-old Spaniard is currently symptom-free, has isolated himself at home and is "under close medical observation," as the Berliners announced.

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