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Group:  I | 24.01.2012, 20:00h
Group:  I | 24.01.2012, 20:00h
88-89
22 - 2313 - 2422 - 1418 - 1413 - 14
22 - 2313 - 2422 - 1418 - 1413 - 14
Venue: Roanne (FRA) |
Spectators: 2780 |
Referees: Ronny Denis (BEL), Janusz Calik (POL), Evgeny Vetrov (RUS)

GAME REPORT


Ventspils Strike Back With OT Win At Roanne

BK Ventspils blew a 23-point last week and lost at home to ZZ Leiden but they made amends with an 89-88 overtime victory at Roanne Basket in the EuroChallenge Last 16 on Tuesday night.

The score was tied 75-75 at the end of regulation. 

Mamadi Diane had 25 points to lead the Latvians in the Group I triumph.

In a must-win game for Gundars Vetra's team, Ventspils prevailed to improve to 1-2 while Roanne slumped to 2-1.

Dylan Page's three-pointer had put the French side in front, 88-87, with five seconds remaining in the extra period.

Page then fouled Steven Gray, who missed two free-throws and it seemed Roanne would escape with a late victory.

But the Latvian team got the ball back and young center Martins Meiers was fouled.

He went to the line and sank both free-throws for the 89-88 win.

Meiers had 12 points and nine rebounds in the victory with Gray pouring in 16 points.

Ventspils were 12 of 21 from behind the arc.

For Roanne, Page poured in 14 points.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Roanne Basket vs. BK Ventspils

Roanne head coach Luka Pavicevic
"I congratulate our opponents for this big away win. I must admit that their players have made a big performance. We play like you train! EuroChallenge and must win at home ... I do not have to be disappointed or angry, I am a professional coach and I have to work for the next match, against the best French team."

Roanne player John Holland
"We work hard to earn, so it's a big disappointment to lose. But we must move forward and already plan on receipt of Gravelines in three days."

Ventspils head coach Gundars Vetra
"We faced a big team with big personalities and a very good coach. But we were very well prepared for this match, we mixed our defenses back of my players have important shots in important moments."

Ventspils player Mamadi Diane
"We lost our first two matches in the Last 16, so it was a very important game for us. It was hard to win away against the leader of the group on the road, so we can be proud of us."

Accumulated statistics

46.6%

34/73
FG
M/A

43.8%

28/64

60.9%

28/46
FG2P
M/A

37.2%

16/43

22.2%

6/27
FG3P
M/A

57.1%

12/21

60.9%

14/23
FT
M/A

75.0%

21/28

41

15/26
RT
RO/RD

36

11/25

13

AS

16

10

TO

12

6

ST

4

2

BS

2

25

PF

20

88

Pts

89

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