The first series started on Saturday with the top seed Herner looking to prove that their regular season was not a fluke against a Wasserburg team looking to re-establish itself as the league’s beset team. It was close throughout, but the hosts built a second half lead and held on to a 69-65 win. On Sunday, Ezinne Kalu and Keltern beat Marburg 75-61. The lower seeds will need wins at home midweek to keep their championship hopes alive.
April 13, 2019
Herner vs. Wasserburg 69-65 HTC Attura 13 Frericks 12/9r L. Bettonvil 10 Burton 7 Sannes 0 Bully 0 WBG Brunckhorst 17 Schlott 13 Tunstull 12 Williams 2 Hartmann 0
April 14, 2019
Keltern vs. Marburg 75-61 RSK Kalu 22 Thomas 12 Stach 12 Tobin 8/9r Pierre-Louis 4/13r BCM Kiss-Rusk 15/7r Yohn 12/6r Bertholdt 9 Bradley 6 Baker 6 Klug 5