Club icon Rickey Paulding said goodbye to his own fans at his last home game for basketball Bundesliga club Ewe Baskets Oldenburg. The American, who left Lower Saxony at the end of the season, contributed 18 points in the 113: 87 (63:38) against S.Oliver Würzburg.
“It was more emotional than I expected. When I started my career, I would never have thought that something like this could happen,” said the 39-year-old, who brought his family to the floor after the game and with the 6000 spectators “Rickey Paulding” spoke choirs celebrated in magenta.
The fans of the Baskets recognized her idol with a big choreo. A huge banner with the imprint “15 years of loyalty – threesome, dunks and passion. Thank you Ricey” adorned the opposite before the game. The encounter was less important in terms of sport. The 2009 master already has the relegation, the Würzburgers miss the play-offs.
The Telekom Baskets Bonn remain in a row at the top of the table after the eleventh win. The Rhinelander prevailed at 85:74 (48:37) at Ratiopharm Ulm. With 52:14 points, the Bonners are still ahead of the pursuer Alba Berlin (48:12). However, the master and cup winner has played three games less.
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In addition to the Fraport Skyliners from Frankfurt, the second relegation is determined with the Giessen 46ers. The Mittelhessen lost to the Niners Chemnitz with 70:91 (31:52) and thus have an unobstructible eight counters behind a non-relegation place in only three outstanding games.
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