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Pitesti Top Okapi For First Win

04 December 2012
EUROCHALLENGE
12. Andonte Gennie (BCMU Pitesti)
Andonte Gennie led BCMU Pitesti to their first win with a shared team-high 19 points

BCMU Pitesti denied Okapi Aalstar the chance to lock up a place in the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge as they recorded their first win in Group E.

Marcel Jones and Andonte Gennie had 19 points apiece as Pitesti finished 89-77 winners.

Pitesti led from start to finish, scoring the opening six points of the game and taking a commanding 18-4 lead soon after Jones nailed a three-pointer midway through the first quarter.

Okapi kept battling and got the gap down to 29-25 on Larry Anderson's lay-up after they starting the second quarter with a 6-2 spurt. 

But the gap would never be less than four again as Pitesti pulled clear once more.

They led 49-38 on Damien Kinloch's jump-shot less than 90 seconds into the third quarter and their biggest lead was 79-63, given to them by Pankracije Barac's lay-up with 3:21 left in the contest.

Kinloch finished with 17 points and nine rebounds for Pitesti with Barac collecting 15 points.

Derek Raivio led Okapi with 17 points while Anderson had 16, Chris Young 12 and Jason Clark 10.

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