BC Alita stay at the bottom of Group A after a 53-62 defeat at home against STB Le Havre. It wasn't a game with many offensive highlights. In the first half both teams simply played badly.
The match consisted of so many missed shots and turnovers, that Alita and Le Havre scored in one half, what other teams scored in one period. The French side led 18-21 after two quarters.
In the second half things finally looked like Basketball. The home team suddenly started to hit and even took the lead. After the 3rd quarter BC Alita had build a 3 point advantage (40-37).
But the final period was all French Connection. Le Havre simply stopped making mistakes and so they turned the game. BC Alita just scored 13 points in the 4th quarter and now has lost 8 out of nine games in the FEL.
MVP of the game: Gary Alexander (Le Havre) with 19 points and 9 rebounds
Algirdas Brazys, Head Coach, BC Alita:
"It’s very sad to loose a game like this, because both teams were equal. In this game the defense dominated the offense."
Zygimantas Jonusas, BC Alita:
"We are very sad, that we played bad in offense. Le Havre played better than we did and so they deserve the win."
Eric Girard, Head Coach, STB Le Havre:
I think, that BC Alita is a very good team. I don’t know if it was bad defense or bad offense, but in first part of the game it didn't look like basketball. In the last 5 minutes we played more aggressive and we won."
Gary Alexander, STB Le Havre:
I’m very happy, that we won today. Our defense won us the game."