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Former Gael E.J. Rowland In Championship Game of German League Finals
Release: Tuesday 06/25/2009 
by SMC Athletics
E.J. Rowland looks to lead Telekom Bonn to a league championship on Friday.
E.J. Rowland looks to lead...
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Moraga, CA – Former Saint Mary’s men’s basketball E.J. Rowland, helped guide his Telekom Bonn team to finals of the Germany-1 Championship. Telkom Bonn is tied with Ewe Baskets Oldenburg 2-2 in the finals, with the fifth and deciding game to be played on Friday.

During the championship series, Rowland’s averaging a team-best 16.5 points and 2.3 assists per game. Telekom Bonn took the opening game of the series, 74-72, as Rowland scored 10 points. In game two, when Rowland led the team with 19 points, the Telekom B squad was defeated 70-79, when he connected on 3-of-5 shots from 3-point range. In game three, Rowland was the team’s second leading scorer with 17 points, helping his squad post an 81-78 win on the road. In the fourth game of the series, Rowland scored a team-high 20 points in a 66-82 defeat.

During the regular season, Rowland played in 43 games, helping Telekom Basket Bonn post a 22-12 overall record to finish fourth overall in the top league in Germany. During the season, Rowland averaged 13.2 points per game, which ranked second on the team, and averaged a team best 3.6 assists and 1.3 steals. He also added 3.4 rebounds per outing. He shot 51.9 percent from the floor, 36.7 percent from 3-point range, and 64.6 percent from the free throw line during the regular season.



2008-09 Season Statistics
Year        G    Min    FG%     3-pt%    Ft%    Off  Def  Tot   A    PF    St    Blk    Pts

2008-09     43   29.9   51.9%   36.7%    64.6%  0.4  2.9  3.4   3.6  2.2   1.3   0.1    13.2


Finals Totals
                      Min    Fg     3-pt FG  FT      Off  Def  Tot   A   PF   S   Blk   Pts

Game 1 (W, 74-72)     33     4-6    0-0      2-4     0    1    1     2    3   1   0     10
Game 2 (L, 70-79)     33     3-5    3-5      4-6     0    4    4     3    1   1   0     19
Game 3 (W, 81-78)     34     6-9    0-0      5-6     0    5    5     3    2   2   0     17
Game 4 (L, 66-82)     29     6-8    0-1      8-9     1    2    3     1    3   1   0     20

Totals                129    19-28  3-6      19-25   1    12   13    9    9   5   0     66