Ilshofen (dpa/lsw) – The basketball players of the Hakro Merlins Crailsheim missed the early entry into the quarter-finals of the Fiba Europe Cup. The Bundesliga club lost to BC Kalev/Cramo from Estonia on Wednesday evening 76:79 (41:39). After five games, both teams have two wins and three defeats.

The guests, who also won the first leg, started better and led 21:13 after the first quarter. Crailsheim increased before the change of sides and turned the game around. However, the BC then reported back. Even in the final seconds, the hosts still had the chance to equalize again. Although Jaren Lewis played a leading role as the best shooter of the game with 27 points, Kalev/Cramo prevailed in the end.