Braunschweig. A current Ludwigsburg stole the show from a former Ludwigsburg player in the Bundesliga basketball league: Jonah Radebaugh led his MHP giants Ludwigsburg at the Löwen Braunschweig with 25 points to a 91:80 away win and even trumped the best lion Owen Klassen in the season Had worn the giant jersey in 2018/19.
Ludwigsburg got off to a strong start, taking an early 14: 8 lead thanks to a wild threesome from Jordan Hulls. But led by the strong Center Klassen, who scored ten points in the first quarter alone, Braunschweig stayed close for a long time. Three-pointers from Jacob Patrick and Radebaugh brought the highest lead up to then at 40:27 in the middle of the second quarter, but it shrank to seven points by half time (42:35).
Braunschweig, meanwhile, benefited from the Ludwigsburg foul problems. The giants had a particularly hard time under the basket, Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann had to go on the bench early with too many fouls. “We helped each other well on the defensive,” said Radebaugh after the end of the game about the game of the giants with a smaller line-up and veteran Tremmell Darden as a substitute center. “We defended very well sometimes, but had problems with Owen. He was dominant, ”said giant coach John Patrick about his ex-player Klassen, whom the lions were always looking for under the basket.
Thanks to classes, it got exciting again in the final section. After a spectacular dunk by Radebaugh, who stuffed a missed lay-up by Jacob Patrick straight back into the ring, it looked like an undisputed victory for the guests (74:62). But the young Braunschweig team fought their way back again and even came up to six points with a three-point from David Krämer. Tremmell Darden then caused disillusionment among most of the 2111 spectators in Braunschweig. With a threesome, he set 85:76 and thus decided the game. “Ludwigsburg scored some important threesomes today,” said Löwen coach Jesus Ramirez after the game.
With their fifth win in the eighth game, the giants moved back into the play-off positions. Braunschweig remains just before the relegation zone with only two wins.