Cancel
Group:  B | 23.11.2004, 20:00h
Group:  B | 23.11.2004, 20:00h
87-77
28 - 2428 - 1411 - 2520 - 14
28 - 2428 - 1411 - 2520 - 14
Venue: Pepinster (BEL) |
Spectators: 1500 |
Referees: Anibal Castano (FRA), Anibal Castano (FRA), José Araujo (POR), Paulus Maria Van Den Heuvel (NED)

GAME REPORT


RBC Verviers-Pepinster 87 vs. BS Energy Braunschweig 77

In tonight's game between two teams in trouble in this competition, the Germans took an early lead starting with a 2-10 run. However, Coach Casteels’s players reacted to pull back and finish the first quarter ahead (28-24).

Braunschweig was in trouble, only Firic (19 points) was apparent with his shooting precision and his assists; Verviers-Pepinster pumped more tempo into the second quarter and finished the half up 56-38 with a real 3-point contest coming from both sides.

The second half started well for the home team as they took a 20 point-lead(67-47). The whole crowd thought the game was over, but the German team wouldn't accept the defeat and came back slowly thanks to a numnber of turnovers from the locals.

Pepinster suddenly couldn’t make a basket any more, so Branschweig pulled right back (73-72) 5 minutes before the end. But at that moment the home team woke up again to take a big enough advantage to win the game, the Germans taking some bad decisions in the last moments.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes RBC Verviers-Pepinster vs. BS Energy Braunschweig

Ken Scalabroni (Braunschweig Coach) :

"Pepinster deserved to win. My team had two very different faces. After a good start my players lost their concentration and allowed Pepinster to come back with many 3-point shots. It’s a frustrating game for me, because I’ve seen all the qualities and all the weaknesses of my team tonight."

Eddy Casteels (Pepinster Coach) :

"In the first half we scored a lot of easy 3-pointers. During the break I told my players it was not possible to win a European Cup game by 40. Unfortunately we could not keep the same concentration during the whole game. Despite a good preparation against their zone defense, we haven’t been able to beat that defense in the third quarter. We are not physically ready at the moment. I am happy that Zecevic could play today because he was not fit yesterday."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

53.4%

31/58
FG
M/A

45.9%

28/61

55.9%

19/34
FG2P
M/A

47.7%

21/44

50.0%

12/24
FG3P
M/A

41.2%

7/17

86.7%

13/15
FT
M/A

50.0%

14/28

34

8/26
RT
RO/RD

33

14/19

17

AS

9

18

TO

15

11

ST

13

8

BS

0

20

PF

17

87

Pts

77

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