KRKA K.O. Giants With Big Run

01 February 2011
6. Matej Rojc (KRKA)
Matej Rojc and KRKA put the shackles on their opponents and went on to win their second Last 16 game

KRKA Novo Mesto trailed by five but went on a 24-0 run bridging the second and third quarters before claiming a 62-46 EuroChallenge Last 16 win over Antwerp Giants.

Beaten last week in Turkey by Pinar Karsiyaka, KRKA followed that up with an impressive triumph at Red Star Belgrade in the Adriatic League and then returned home to improve to 2-1 in Group J.

Antwerp, with the defeat, are 0-3.

The Giants were on top 24-19 with 4:43 to go in the first half when it all went terribly wrong for the Belgian side.

KRKA center Smiljan Pavic made a lay-up and Edo Muric dunked on a fast break before Christopher Booker drilled a jumper to give the hosts the lead.

The home side went to the break on top, 28-24, and blew the game open at the start of the third quarter, sparked by Booker's three-point play.

Antwerp ended a 12-minute scoring drought when Roel Moors laid one up and in on a fast break with 2:59 remaining in the third frame.

The KRKA lead was 42-26, though, and they were never in doubt of losing their grip on the contest the rest of the way.

Booker's 17 points led KRKA while Darnell Wilson finished with a game-high 23 in defeat.


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