Augustine Rubit scores 17 points as Bayern advance


By Johnny Askounis / [email protected]

After some convincing victories in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Double Match Week, FC Bayern Munich beat medi Bayreuth 87-78 on the road on Sunday.

Augustine Rubit recorded a team-high 17 points for Andrea Trinchieri’s side, extending their winning streak to six games since October 17. Othello Hunter contributed 14 points, Corey Walden and Ognjen Jaramaz had 12 points each, and Nick Weiler-Babb finished with 11 points in the easyCredit BBL Regular Season Round 6 game. For the hosts, Marcus Thornton had a high of 18 points.

After moving to 3-4 in the EuroLeague ahead of Friday’s home game against Real Madrid, the domestic victory has shaped Bayern’s 4-1 German League record. Deshaun Thomas, Vladimir Lucic, Zan Mark Sisko, Paul Zipser and Leon Radosevic missed the game in Bayreuth.

ALBA Berlin, ahead of EuroLeague’s visit to Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday, also got the job done on the road by taking the victory, 101-89, over Brose Bamberg. Luke Sikma posted a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds. Jaleen Smith and Johannes Thiemann registered 13 points each, while Maodo Lo and Oscar da Silva both finished with 12 points. Marcus Eriksson returned from an injury layoff with 12 points, but Ben Lammers was left out. Tim Schneider, Kresimir Nikic and Stefan Peno were also left out.

After three consecutive losses in all competitions, the team coached by Israel Gonzalez improved to 3-3 in the BBL. The hosts were reduced to 4-2 despite Christian Sengfelder scoring a high of 29 points and Justin Robinson registering 23 points thanks to 5/11 trebles.

An impressive 4-1 start for BG Gottingen after beating EWE Baskets Oldenburg, 95-85. Stephen Brown and Jake Toolson with 24 points each, and Kamar Baldwin with 22 points account for almost 74% of the score. Cameron Clark has 23 points and nine rebounds for the Basketball Champions League selling point.

Sunday results:

medi Bayreuth – FC Bayern Munich 78-87
BG Göttingen – EWE Trainers Oldenburg 95-85
s.Oliver Würzburg – JobStairs Giessen 46ers 82-69
Brose Bamberg – ALBA Berlin 89-101

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