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Group:  G | 24.11.2009, 20:30h
Group:  G | 24.11.2009, 20:30h
73-77
25 - 1315 - 2718 - 1315 - 24
25 - 1315 - 2718 - 1315 - 24
Venue: Antwerp (BEL) |
Spectators: 2500 |
Referees: Paolo Taurino (ITA), Neil Wilkinson (ENG), Bert Van Slooten (NED)

GAME REPORT


Dragons Come Back To Beat Giants

Artland Dragons overturned a nine-point deficit in the final five minutes to beat the Antwerp Giants 77-73 on the road in their EuroChallenge Group G opener.

Antwerp led 70-61 with 4:49 to go after Bryan Hopkins' three-pointer, but Artland scored six straight points, four from Ronald Ross, to close the gap to 70-67 with three minutes to go.

Graham Brown split a pair of free throws to stretch the lead back to four, but Darius Hall responded with a dunk and then Ross tied the game with another 2:12 from time.

Toby Bailey then gave Artland the lead with a three-pointer with 34 seconds to go.

Brown hit a jump-shot in response, but Ross added one from the charity stripe before Folarin Campbell made sure of the win with a pair of free throws at the death.

Ross led five Dragons scoring in double figures with 18 points, while Hall, Campbell and Chad Prewitt got 11 each and Darren Fenn got 10.

Hopkins and Timothy Black scored 16 each for Antwerp, while Brandon Gay had 13 and Christophe Beghin 10.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Antwerp Giants vs. Artland Dragons

Eddy Casteels (coach Antwerp Giants): "We came up short"

"For 38 minutes we played at the required level but Artland Dragons is a tough opponent and they never let down. Ok, we did not get many free throws, but maybe that is something to be earned. Despite this loss we must remain positive about our European campaign. I congratulate Artland Dragons with their victory."

Thorsten Leibenath: (coach Artland Dragons): "A boost"

"This is a boost for us. We knew that Antwerp Giants was going to be a tough team. In the beginning of the game perhaps we showed a little too much respect. In the second half we played better defence and in money time we converted the ball losses of Antwerp Giants perfectly."

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

30/60
FG
M/A

51.9%

27/52

52.6%

20/38
FG2P
M/A

53.5%

23/43

45.5%

10/22
FG3P
M/A

44.4%

4/9

75.0%

3/4
FT
M/A

79.2%

19/24

29

7/22
RT
RO/RD

24

5/19

16

AS

10

13

TO

10

4

ST

2

0

BS

2

25

PF

15

73

Pts

77

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