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Group:  C | 16.09.2006, 18:00h
Group:  C | 16.09.2006, 18:00h
75-59
13 - 1319 - 1923 - 1020 - 17
13 - 1319 - 1923 - 1020 - 17
Venue: Székesfehérvar (HUN) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Stelian Banica (ROU)

GAME REPORT


Third Quarter Charge Lifts Hungary

Hungary broke a tie game open by going on an 11-2 run to start the third quarter and went on to defeat Belgium 75-59.

The victory allowed Hungary to improve their record to 2-4 in EuroBasket Qualifying Round play, while Belgium dropped to 1-5.

Both teams will have to earn a berth to EuroBasket 2007 through the Additional Qualifying Round.

With the game tied at 34 to start the second half, Robert Gulyas hit a jumper to start the 11-2 spurt.

Balazs Simon hit a three-pointer and two free throws, Gulyas would add another field goal and Istvan Nemeth hit a pair of free throws as Hungary took a 43-34 lead midway through the third.

Zoltan Horvath's jumper just before the third quarter buzzer put the Hungarians up 55-42.

Belgium was able to get to within 10 midway through the final quarter, but Hungary responded with a 9-3 run to put the game out of reach.

Nemeth’s tap-in with 1:24 to go before the final buzzer put Hungary firmly in control, 68-52, and the Hungarians made four consecutive free throws in the final minute to secure the win.

Belgium’s Ilunga Mbenga led all scorers with 24 points.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

44.2%

23/52
FG
M/A

46.0%

23/50

50.0%

17/34
FG2P
M/A

54.5%

18/33

33.3%

6/18
FG3P
M/A

29.4%

5/17

88.5%

23/26
FT
M/A

57.1%

8/14

29

8/21
RT
RO/RD

33

10/23

11

AS

12

6

TO

15

13

ST

4

2

BS

1

26

PF

22

75

Pts

59

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