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Group:  C | 25.11.2008, 19:30h
Group:  C | 25.11.2008, 19:30h
63-82
13 - 2317 - 2117 - 1916 - 19
13 - 2317 - 2117 - 1916 - 19
Venue: Fribourg (SUI) |
Spectators: 700 |
Referees: Marcello Reatto (ITA), Bernard Vassallo (MLT), Renaud Geller (BEL)

GAME REPORT


Cholet Cruise To Victory At Benetton Olympic

Cholet cruised to an 82-63 win at Benetton Olympic in Switzerland on Tuesday in the EuroChallenge Regular Season opener.

The game was knotted at 4-4 when baskets by Randal Falker, Rodrigue Beaubois (three-pointer), Nando De Colo and Vincent Grier came at the start of a 15-0 run that put the French outfit into a 19-4 lead.

Benetton Olympic reduced the deficit to 27-20 with 6:34 to go in the second quarter after a jump shot by Ramel Allen but they got no closer the rest of the way.

At half-time, Erman Kunter's Cholet led 44-30 and they pulled away for a decisive win over the last two quarters.

Allen had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Benetton Olympic while De Colo finished with 18 points, six boards and four assists for the victors.

Benetton, who are coached by Damien Leyrolles, committed 21 turnovers while Cholet had just 10.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Benetton Olympic vs. Cholet Basket

Nando De Colo, Cholet Basket:

"We came here to win, and that is what we did, even though we didn`t play our best it was still good to get the victory."

Coach Erman Kunter, Cholet Basket:

"It was good to take the first victory of the competition, we still need to improve our overall game in order to compete.  We are a young team, and as long as we keep improving that is all I can ask for."

Jonathan Kazadi, Benetton Fribourg:

"We knew we were not the favourites today, but we came in and fought, just ended up a little short tonight."

Coach Damien Leyrolles, Benetton Fribourg:

"Without our key players it is very tough for us.  But I am proud of the guys who played, especially the young guys, they showed a lot of courage."

Accumulated statistics

37.9%

22/58
FG
M/A

47.1%

32/68

45.9%

17/37
FG2P
M/A

54.3%

25/46

23.8%

5/21
FG3P
M/A

31.8%

7/22

70.0%

14/20
FT
M/A

84.6%

11/13

42

9/33
RT
RO/RD

35

6/29

11

AS

15

21

TO

10

6

ST

10

3

BS

5

15

PF

19

63

Pts

82

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