Weekend Roundup: Giants Win In Belgium



9. Timothy Black (Antwerp Giants)
Timothy Black had 13 points in the Antwerp Giants defeat of Belgacom Liege

Antwerp Giants were the only EuroChallenge side in the Belgian league to win over the weekend.

Eddy Casteels' men hit back from their European setback at Steaua-Turabo to beat Belgacom Liege 59-54 with Trent Strickland and Timothy Black scoring 13 points apiece and Bryan Hopkins adding 11.

Graham Brown had a game-high nine rebounds to go with his eight points for Antwerp.

Belgacom Liege, who are 2-0 in the EuroChallenge, led 17-11 at the end of the opening quarter but didn't press home the advantage.

Dexia Mons-Hainaut and Telenet BC Oostende are playing in the European competition as well and both suffered one-point defeats at home.

General Okapi Aalstar won 75-74 over Dexia and Oostende fell 78-77 to Stella Artois Leuven Bears.

Okapi now lead the league in Belgium and Liege are at the bottom of the standings.

In France, Nancy kept the winning momentum going with a 79-76 triumph at Le Mans.

Tremmell Darden tore apart Le Mans with 24 points while France international Alain Koffi scored 27 and hauled in a game-high 13 rebounds in defeat.

Nancy are 2-0 in the EuroChallenge and going up against fellow French side Entente Orleanaise this week.

The Orleans outfit warmed up for that contest with a 97-75 rout of hosts Pau-Lacq-Orthez as JR Reynolds scored 27 points.

Gravelines-Dunkerque hit back from their 40-point drubbing at home to Spartak St Petersburg with a 90-81 win at Strasbourg.

Ben Woodside lead Gravelines with 21 points.

In the Russian Cup, Spartak, rolled to a 76-65 victory at Cherepovec, BC NN edged Yugra 87-81 and Lokomotiv-Kuban destroyed Revda 97-68.

Miguel Minhava's three-point play at the end of the contest gave Lisboa e Benfica a 74-71 home win over Sampaense in Portugal.

Telekom Baskets Bonn came from behind in the fourth quarter to win 74-72 at home in the Beko BBL against Ewe Baskets Oldenburg.

Bonn are 1-1 in the EuroChallenge.

Deutsche Bank Skyliners only seem to play close games and they lost 81-77 at Alba Berlin.

Skyliners, also 1-1 in the EuroChallenge, lost to Alba despite getting 32 points from DaShaun Wood.

In Turkey, Pinar Karsiyaka are off to a 2-0 start in the EuroChallenge but they went down to an 84-82 defeat at Aliaga Petkim.

The other EuroChallenge side in Turkey, Turk Telekom, slumped to an 85-72 home setback against Galatasaray Cafe Crown.

Krka blew out KK Zagreb in midweek but both tasted victory in the Adriatic League.

The former claimed a 100-94 win over Zadar - another team in the EuroChallenge.

Zoran Dragic, the younger brother of Phoenix Suns playmaker and Slovenia international Goran Dragic, poured in 22 points for Krka.

KK Zagreb won 83-74 over Cedevita after getting 18 points from Krunoslav Simon and 16 from Damir Mulaomerovic.

There is no slowing down BK Prostejov in Europe or the Czech Republic.

After recording a second victory in as many EuroChallenge games with an 81-75 success at Bonn, Prostejov returned to the Mattoni NBL and scraped a 90-88 triumph over BK Decin.


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