Great success for MHP RIESEN and Porsche BBA

19.05.2015

MHP RIESEN among the best 8 basketball teams in Germany and under-16 team German champions for the first time.

Ludwigsburg, 18.05.2015 – After the MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg were this year again among the eight best basketball teams in Germany, who after a great fight just lost to the league's top team – the Brose Baskets Bamberg – in the playoff quarter finals, another great success can now be reported. Porsche Basketball-Akademie (BBA) Ludwigsburg is the new German champion in the Youth Basketball League (JBBL). In a dramatic final, our under-16 team won 62:61 against the defending champions Dragons Quakenbrück, to claim the coveted title on Sunday evening in the final in Hagen for the first time in the history of the BBA. On the way to the final, Porsche BBA Ludwigsburg knocked out the youth team of FC Bayern Munich, among others, in the playoffs. With their semi-final victory over Phoenix Hagen Youngsters, at the TOP4 at the weekend the Ludwigsburg basketball players had ensured their participation in the final.

In addition to these sporting successes, we are also pleased to note very positive development in other areas. Among other things, we have been able to increase our average number of spectators in the MHPArena to a new record of 3,959 spectators, as well as our presence in social media, to support a number of social projects – "Give racism the red card", "Assist" and "Basketball at Midnight" – and to further develop our upcoming generation, together with the parent company Porsche, both at the grass roots and at the top level.

"We congratulate the teams MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg and the Porsche Basketball-Akademie on their great season, and we are very proud of our whole RIESEN Team! Beside the players and trainers, all employees, sponsors and above all the fans made a contribution to our great success. Many thanks, and we wish much success for the further development of our great team!" Ingo Guttenson, Marketing Manager (MHP)

"We congratulate the players and the whole team of Porsche BBA Ludwigsburg on this tremendous success". Lutz Meschke, Member of the Board for Finances and IT (Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG). Mr. Meschke was most particularly pleased at winning the championship "because Porsche BBA Ludwigsburg is a prime example of the effective cooperation between sport and school. BBA thus impressively demonstrates what's possible if a region concentrates its forces."

"I'm delighted to join Lutz Meschke in his congratulations. This is an outstanding success for the Porsche Basketball-Akademie and a result of many years of intensive and professional youth work. The cooperation with our main sponsor Porsche and their exemplary commitment are important preconditions for being able to celebrate such success, but also for further advancing the project of Porsche BBA both at the top and at the grass roots level and to guarantee the youths the optimum combination of a sporting and academic career," says Alexander Reil (1st President of MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg).

Congratulations to MHP RIESEN and the youth team of Porsche Basketball-Akademie on their great success. We are all really proud of you!

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