The Hakro Merlins Crailsheim basketball players just lost their first home game in the FIBA Europe Cup.
They fought their way back into the game against BC Tsmoki Minsk from Belarus on Wednesday evening, but lost 77:81 (30:44).
The Bundesliga club won the opening game away with 91:79 against Bakken Bears from Aarhus.
Ilshofen - Against Minsk, the Crailsheimers proved moral just four days after the 71:93 derby defeat against ratiopharm Ulm - they were well behind at halftime.
They improved after the break and thanks to the performances of TJ Shorts (17 points) and Bogdan Radosavljevic (16 points) they were still in the front until 77:76 in the final minute.
However, the race to catch up was not rewarded as there were too many missed throws on the offensive.
Jason Clark stood out among the guests, who have now won both games, with 19 points.