Justin Simon drops career-high 27 as Ludwigsburg earns 3rd place in BCL

2022-05-08 16:48
Credit: FIBA

In a third-place game of the Basketball Champions League, MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg dominated over Hapoel U-Net Holon with great performance from Justin Simon. The final score was 88-68 (27-19, 15-10, 27-19, 19-20).

Ludwigsburg became the first team from Germany to win a BCL medal. It was their second third-place final in the BCL, after losing at that stage in 2018 to UCAM Murcia.

Ludwigsburg opened the game with a good offensive flow and build an early 8-points lead (27-19) after the first quarter. Justin Simon was impressive in that quarter, scoring 16 points and becoming Germans‘ main offensive threat.

MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg
Hapoel Holon
40%
32 Position
Field goals
47%
10 Position
40,60
2 Position
Rebounds
34,53
17 Position
13,00
31 Position
Assists
19,29
7 Position
8,27
3 Position
Steals
6,41
19 Position

Riesen didn‘t slow down in the second tally and after Jordan Hulls, Simon and Lukas Herzog‘s buckets inreased their lead to double-digits (42-29).

The German team started the second half off strong as well, with Jordan Hull‘s three-pointer finishing 10-2 run and earning the biggest lead of the game (52-31).

Simon finished the period with a monstrous dunk on the fast-break and kept Ludwigsburg at a safe distance (69-48) going into the fourth quarter.

The fourth quarter was just a formality, as MHP Riesen came away with a 20-point victory.

Justin Simon was the top performer for the winners, accumulating 27 points (10/20 2PT, 2/4 3PT, 1/6 FT), 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, and 23 PIR.

On the opposing side, Tyrus McGee was the high-scorer for Hapoel, ending with 14 points (5/6 2PT, 1/3 3PT, 1/1 FT).

Ludwigsburg: Justin Simon 27 (6 REB, 6 AST), Jordan Hulls 15, Tekele Cotton 13, Jonah Radebaugh 11 (7 REB).

Hapoel Jerusalem: Tyrus McGee 14, Frederic Bourdillon 12, Joe Ragland 11 (6 REB, 5 AST).



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