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Group:  B | 26.11.2008, 19:30h
Group:  B | 26.11.2008, 19:30h
78-55
22 - 821 - 1419 - 1616 - 17
22 - 821 - 1419 - 1616 - 17
Venue: Bonn (GER) |
Spectators: 3790 |
Referees: Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Vaclav Lukes (CZE), Juris Kokainis (LAT)

GAME REPORT


Keravnos Floored Early By Flomo, Bonn

Telekom Baskets Bonn blew out Keravnos 78-55 in the EuroChallenge Group B clash on Wednesday.

Patrick Flomo set the tone early on for the German team, scoring eight of his side's first 11 points as they opened up an 11-4 lead.

They extended the advantage to 22-6 late in the first quarter and never looked back.

Johannes Strasser and Earl Jerrod Rowland each poured in 15 points for Bonn.

Strasser made all five of his shots from three-point range and the Germans hit 11 of 25 (44%) as a team.

Inside the arc, they were 17 of 31 (54.8%) compared to 15 of 41 (36.5%) for Cyprus outfit Keravnos.

The visitors were a mere five of 19 from three-point distance.

Bonn out-rebounded Keravnos 37-30.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Telekom Baskets vs. Keravnos

Player Earl Jerrod Rowland (Telekom Baskets Bonn):
 
"Today the whole team played very well. We knew that Nicosia would be a strong opponent because they dominate their own league. I was I little bit surprised that it was so easy for us, Nicosia can play much better. After the last two games in the German league we were confident the win this game too. The first quarter was the key for that victory. We showed our next opponents that it is be very difficult to take the win in Bonn."
 
Player Lamarr Greer (Keravnos Nicosia):
 
"There is not much to say. Bonn is a good team and they played together very well. We did not find our rhythm during the whole game. The new gym is beautiful, the atmosphere is great and I like the way the fans support their team. I went for a walk downtown and even on the streets people been talking about Telekom Baskets."

Michael Koch (Coach Telekom Baskets Bonn):

"Today we were very motivated. In the EuroCup-qualification against Athens, we could not show our best basketball. Today, we were already a bit closer. I am proud that we currently have two very good pointguards. The victory, however, belongs to the whole team that has offered a very good game today to the fans. In this competition, it is very important to win the games at home. Nevertheless, this is not enough. We also need to win at least one game on the road. How difficult this can be; Nicosia showed us today. The long trips make the games on the road hard for every team. We will see how we cope with the journey to Perm next week."

Vasilios Fragias (Coach Nicosia):

"Of course we came to Bonn to win the game but I knew that the Telekom Baskets are the better team. To reach the next round in EuroChallenge you have to win on the road. Today this was not possible. The new gym in Bonn is perfect. Rarely were we so well received. Everyone was very courteous. Only two things were bad. The game result and the weather."

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

28/56
FG
M/A

33.3%

20/60

54.8%

17/31
FG2P
M/A

36.6%

15/41

44.0%

11/25
FG3P
M/A

26.3%

5/19

73.3%

11/15
FT
M/A

66.7%

10/15

37

12/25
RT
RO/RD

30

16/14

17

AS

8

12

TO

11

7

ST

0

8

BS

1

20

PF

19

78

Pts

55

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