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Group:  A | 12.12.2006, 19:30h
Group:  A | 12.12.2006, 19:30h
92-83
26 - 2119 - 2329 - 2218 - 17
26 - 2119 - 2329 - 2218 - 17
Venue: Madrid (ESP) |
Spectators: 2000 |

GAME REPORT


Estudiantes Beat Nahariya, Advance To Round II

Club Estudiantes ended their successful EuroCup Group A campaign with a 92-83 win that ended the hopes of their opponents, Ironi Iscar Nahariya.

The Israelis were pipped to second spot by France's JDA Dijon while the Spanish club improved to 5/1.

It was a close match and after Estudiantes took the first quarter 26-21, Ironi hit back to take the second 23-19 to close within a point with the interval scoreline 45-44 in favour of the Spaniards.

At the start of the third quarter two Ido Kozikaro jump shots put the Israelis into a 48-45 lead only for Marlon Garnett to nail a threepointer to make it all square again.

Another Garnett three-pointer and jump shots from William McDonald and Goran Nikolic saw Estudiantes pull out to a 58-53 lead.

By the end of the third quarter it was 74-66 to the hosts but at the start of the fourth, Barak Peleg drained a three-pointer.

A Vedran Vukusic jump shot brought the score back to 77-75 but that was as close as the Israeli outfit got.

Garnett was top scorer with 21 points - incredibly all of them came from downtown with seven from nine outside the arc - while Carlo Suarez added 20, Nikolic 14 and McDonald 11.

For the beaten Israelis Juan Mendez impressed with 20 points and a game-high seven boards although his shooting could have been better with a conversion rate of 11 from 21, including five from 11 inside the paint.

Peleg and Kozikaro managed 15 points each while John Gilchrist and Vukusic poured in 14 each.

Accumulated statistics

57.4%

31/54
FG
M/A

50.0%

29/58

57.1%

16/28
FG2P
M/A

55.0%

22/40

57.7%

15/26
FG3P
M/A

38.9%

7/18

68.2%

15/22
FT
M/A

75.0%

18/24

28

7/21
RT
RO/RD

28

10/18

21

AS

13

14

TO

10

6

ST

7

3

BS

1

23

PF

25

92

Pts

83

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