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Group:  J | 15.01.2013, 19:00h
Group:  J | 15.01.2013, 19:00h
75-71
17 - 1615 - 1116 - 1917 - 1910 - 6
17 - 1615 - 1116 - 1917 - 1910 - 6
Venue: Szolnok (HUN) |
Spectators: 1077 |
Referees: Alexandru Olaru (ROU), Nikolaos Somos (GRE), Konstantin Simonow (GER)

GAME REPORT


Szolnoki Storm Back To Take Victory

12. Sead Sehovic (Szolnoki Olaj)
Sead Sehovic hit two crucial three-pointers to send the game to overtime

Szolnoki Olaj wiped out a seven-point deficit in the final two minutes of regulation and then dominated overtime to beat BCM Gravelines 75-71 in their EuroChallenge Group J opener.

It was a thrilling finish to a contest that stayed tight throughout with nine lead changes.

Gravelines were looking good for the win as they saved their largest advantage until two minutes from time, with Kennedy Winston's three-pointer making it 63-56.

But Szolnoki replied with back-to-back threes from Marton Bader and Sead Sehovic to cut the gap to one.

Yannick Bokolo's lay-up stemmed the tide for Gravelines, but Sehovic hit another three to tie it and Ludovic Vaty and Winston missed potential game winners in the final 12 seconds.

Once the game had gone to the extra period, Szolnoki turned up the head, and threes from Akos Horvath and Ernests Kalve helped them take a 75-69 lead with 31 seconds left, too much for Gravelines to handle.

Bader led the victors with 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Horvath had 16 points, Kalve 11 and Rashad Bell 10.

Vaty led Gravelines with 21 points, while Juan Edwards had 10 with seven boards.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Szolnoki Olaj KK vs. BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque

Gravelines head coach Christian Monschau:
"It was a good game, congratulations for Szolnok. I could use all my players. Leading by seven points, we thought we had won the game and after that we made mistakes. Anyway, it was a good game and we played good defense."

Gravelines player Dwight Buycks:
"Szolnok played well. The atmosphere was fine. We knew they play zone as defense but we missed a lot of free shots."

Szolnok head coach Neno Asceric:
"It was a hard fight for 45 minutes. I'm happy because we won this game and my team played well and deserved to win the game. I hope this win will help us to keep focused in the future."

Szolnok player Istvan Nemeth:
"We chose a good tactic and played good defense. We deserved this win because we wanted it more than the other team."

Accumulated statistics

37.5%

27/72
FG
M/A

35.2%

25/71

37.5%

15/40
FG2P
M/A

47.6%

20/42

37.5%

12/32
FG3P
M/A

17.2%

5/29

75.0%

9/12
FT
M/A

61.5%

16/26

50

18/32
RT
RO/RD

42

15/27

21

AS

13

14

TO

9

1

ST

5

1

BS

3

25

PF

16

75

Pts

71

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