0.9 seconds! Flagg ensures Bonn’s victory in the heart-stopping final
With Gießen, the last second division team said goodbye to the BBL Cup. The 46ers clearly lost to Chemnitz. Ulm is also through, but Würzburg didn’t make it easy for the champions. In the evening, Bonn narrowly won the new edition of the previous season’s league semi-final in Ludwigsburg.
Highflyer: Savion Flagg beim Dunk.
What a thriller in Ludwigsburg: 0.9 seconds before the end it was Savion Flagg who gave Bonn a dramatic victory with a tip-in. “Tip-In for the win!!!!! Heart racing, sweaty palms, it doesn’t matter, in the end the pure Baskets spirit wins!”, the Bonners then wrote euphorically on X, formerly Twitter. The Champions League winner got off to a weak start in the round of 16 against league rivals MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, missed his first ten three-pointers and was behind 34:46 at halftime
But head coach Roel Moors’ team showed morale despite a 16-point deficit in the second half and won at the last minute. The 80:79 (34:46) victory should give the Rhinelanders fresh impetus and self-confidence, after having had such a bad start to the season with just one win from their first three games.
“It doesn’t always have to be nice. We knew it would be difficult,” said Bonn’s Christian Sengfelder. The Telekom Baskets’ best thrower was Glynn Watson with 21 points, and the American also had eight assists. At Ludwigsburg, his compatriot Jayvon Greaves impressed with 19 points.
Ulm celebrates its next victory – Gießen is out
Ratiopharm Ulm was also able to celebrate a narrow victory, having started the new Bundesliga season perfectly with three wins. The Sparrows previously struggled to a 76:72 (44:32) win against the Würzburg Baskets. The champions took the momentum into the locker room with a 16-2 run at the end of the second quarter and were in the lead by 14 points eight minutes before the end of the game. However, Würzburg came back and even made it 72:72 before Ulm’s LJ Figueroa (19 points) scored the game-winning basket with 13 seconds on the clock.
Meanwhile, the Niners Chemnitz ensured that the Gießen 46ers, the last second division team remaining in the competition, said goodbye. The 99ers won clearly with 89:64 (49:30). Kaza Kajami-Keane led Chemnitz with 24 points.