Clear victory against Keltern: Alba’s basketball players win their first final game

As of: April 19, 2024 11:40 p.m

The basketball players from Alba Berlin have taken a first step towards the first German championship in the club’s history.

The Berliners won the first final game on Friday evening against defending champions Rutronik Stars Keltern with 69:49 (39:14). Alba is now leading 1-0 in the best-of-five series. The second game will also take place in the capital on Sunday (2 p.m.). The best Berlin thrower was Laina Snyder with 16 points.

Three more wins until the first title

For the first time in the club’s history, Alba Berlin’s basketball players are in the final of the German championship. The Berliners go into the series against defending champions Keltern with a small role as favorites and an important home advantage.more

Alba remains unimpressed

The Berliners initially had problems finding their rhythm and were 3:10 behind after around five minutes. But they then fought their way back into the game thanks to outstanding defensive work. This defense apparently impressed Keltern so much that the guests only managed a meager four points from this point on until the half-time break. Alba overran the defending champions with a 36:4 run across the quarter and pulled ahead at halftime.

After the break, Keltern became much more committed and now Alba had problems on the offensive. At the beginning of the last quarter the lead had shrunk to ten points (48:38). But the hosts remained unimpressed. The final spurt was theirs again and it became clearer again at the end.

Broadcast: rbb24, April 19, 2024, 10 p.m

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