Well rested after the winter break, Hellenen looks to start the second half of the season with a road win against Hapa Ansbach. Hellenen won the first game 73-62. However, the Piranhas are much improved since the first game of the season. Ansbach (7-6) is now one place ahead of Hellenen, at the sixth position.
Ansbach is led by forwards Walter Simon (18.2 ppg) and Nicholas Freer (15.5 ppg). The Piranhas as a whole, are a very experienced team with an average age of 30 years. Veteran point guard Goran Petrovic even at 40 years old, is still a key player for the Piranhas. He is averaging 8ppg and 4.5apg. Ansbach won their last game before the winter break against Fifth-placed Breitenguessbach. With a win, Hellenen (6-7) can take the sixth position and move ahead of Ansbach with two head-to-head victories. This will be a very important game for both teams. Ansbach will look to protect their home court and hold on to the sixth position. Meanwhile, Hellenen can move ahead to the sixth position, and gain some momentum to play against fifth-placed Breitenguessbach at home the following week.