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Group:  C | 11.08.2007, 20:00h
Group:  C | 11.08.2007, 20:00h
80-66
18 - 2115 - 1630 - 1417 - 15
18 - 2115 - 1630 - 1417 - 15
Venue: Charleroi (BEL) |
Spectators: 2000 |
Referees: Antonio Coelho (POR), Konstantinos Mouzakis (GRE), Oliver Krause (GER)

GAME REPORT


Belgians Capture Second Win

Belgium beat Denmark 80-66 for a second straight victory in Group C of the additional qualifying tournament for this summer's EuroBasket in Spain.

Fresh off their 70-45 demolition of Ukraine in Kiev, Axel Hervelle and Co. returned home full of confidence but encountered a determined Danish side that led 37-33 at half-time.

Peter Johansen scored 17 of his team-high 19 points for Denmark in the first half.

When the Belgians emerged from the changing rooms for the second half, though, they got a spark from Christophe Beghin, a 2.05m forward who scored six points in an 8-0 surge that left the hosts with a 41-37 advantage.

Beghin would go on to score 10 of his 15 points in the game in the quarter.

The closest Denmark would get the rest of the way was at 48-46 with 3:01 remaining in the third period after a pair of free throws from Chanan Colman.

Sam Van Rossom replied with a three-ball for Belgium, and they matched the Danes blow for blow before pulling away in the fourth quarter.

Hervelle had a game-high 22 points for Belgium.

The Danes' biggest star, Christian Drejer, was unavailable for a second straight game.

Denmark's next game is on August 15 in Kiev against Ukraine, while Belgium travel to Tel Aviv to face Israel in a battle of unbeatens.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

43.2%

32/74
FG
M/A

46.8%

22/47

61.5%

24/39
FG2P
M/A

42.9%

15/35

22.9%

8/35
FG3P
M/A

58.3%

7/12

50.0%

8/16
FT
M/A

50.0%

15/30

38

13/25
RT
RO/RD

29

4/25

19

AS

6

8

TO

19

11

ST

1

3

BS

2

26

PF

20

80

Pts

66

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