Roanne Thump Leiden For Third Win

31.01.2012

EUROCHALLENGE

Roanne Basket returned to winning ways with a 91-56 blowout of ZZ Leiden in the EuroChallenge on Tuesday night.

Beaten at home last week by BK Ventspils, Roanne rolled to their third victory in Group I of the Last 16.

They had a commanding 26-12 lead by the end of the first quarter, and that grew to 45-29 by half-time.

Any hopes of a Leiden comeback were extinguished in the third quarter when the French team kept the pressure on and built a 66-38 lead with 10 minutes remaining.

Dylan Page had 10 of his game-high 18 points in the first quarter for Roanne.

The hosts shot 57.4% (31 of 54) from the field while Leiden hit 41% (19 of 50).

Roanne also won the rebounding battle, 36-21.

Recent signing Rashad Wright scored 14 points and center Richard Jackson had a team-high eight rebounds to go with his 11 points.

For Leiden, Seamus Boxley scored 15 points and Jevohn Shepherd 12.


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