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Group:  C | 08.12.2009, 20:00h
Group:  C | 08.12.2009, 20:00h
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22 - 1822 - 2015 - 179 - 21
22 - 1822 - 2015 - 179 - 21
Venue: Amsterdam (NED) |
Referees: Moritz Reiter (GER), Marc Hesters (BEL), Johann Jeanneau (FRA)

GAME REPORT


Huge Fourth-Quarter Run For Minsk In Win

BC "Minsk-2006" put two heavy EuroChallenge defeats behind them and won at Amsterdam on Tuesday in Group C.

Henry Harrison had 17 points as the team from Belarus prevailed, 78-68.

Hammered 106-68 at Krasnye Krylia in their opener and 80-49 at home last week by Scavolini Pesaro, Minsk looked to be headed for a very hard season in Europe.

They faced a 64-56 deficit with 8:29 remaining in the game on Tuesday when the tide turned.

Minsk dug deep and reeled off 16 unanswered points for a 72-64 advantage.

A Harrison dunk and a three-point play by Dzianis Korshuk started the game-winning surge.

Korshuk buried a jump shot and added a three-pointer for a 68-64 Minsk advantage and they pulled away for the victory.

Korshuk and Alexander Fomin each had 16 points for the winners while Robert Krabbendam finished with a game-high 22 points for Amsterdam (0-3).

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Amsterdam vs. BC "Minsk-2006"

Jason McCoy, BC Minsk:

"Fortunately we were able to play better in the second half. We started to believe we could win and were able to find the open player for three-point shots."

Andrei Krivonos, BC Minsk Coach:

"We expected a difficult game and I congratulate my team for the improvement in the second half. It was good to see that they managed to find each other on the court and regain their self-confidence. Of course we are very glad with the win."

Ferry Steenmetz, Amsterdam Coach:

"We played well, we were up all game. We came in a situation that instead of making scores inside against their match-up zone we tried to win the game with three-point shots, but they didn't fall. They ran some fast breaks and decided the game in the last three minutes.  It was a spectacular game, too bad we don't get points for that. Good experience for the team and we will take this experience to the league."

Dimeo van der Horst, Amsterdam:

"We didn't have the right answer to their zone and therefore were not able to respond when we fell behind."

Accumulated statistics

41.7%

25/60
FG
M/A

48.3%

29/60

50.0%

21/42
FG2P
M/A

55.3%

21/38

22.2%

4/18
FG3P
M/A

36.4%

8/22

77.8%

14/18
FT
M/A

58.8%

10/17

36

16/20
RT
RO/RD

33

12/21

14

AS

15

16

TO

14

9

ST

11

1

BS

1

20

PF

14

68

Pts

76

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