Sears leads MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg to Final Four with Leg 2 win in Bayreuth
OBERFRANKENHALLE (Basketball Champions League) - MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg became the first German team to book a spot in the Basketball Champions League Final Four with a 89-77 win over medi Bayreuth, for a 170-163 aggregate victory.
Justin Sears came alive in the fourth, scoring 13 of his 15 points, as Ludwigsburg overturned a 5-point deficit from Leg 1, taking control of the game in the fourth quarter as they neutralised Gabe York, holding him to 2-for-9 shooting and 10 points below his season average.
🎉🎉🎉 @MHP_Riesen erased a 5-point deficit from Game One and advanced to the #BasketballCL Final Four!— Basketball Champions League (@BasketballCL) April 4, 2018
Kerron Johnson had 16 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists for Ludwigsburg, with Elgin Cook and Adika Peter-McNeilly adding 12-a-piece, as Ludwigsburg shot 50% from the floor.
"I thought we did an unbelievable job of fighting," Thomas Walkup said. "Coming in here down five is a tough obstacle against a good team, I thought we did an unbelievable job f