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Group:  C | 09.12.2008, 19:30h
Group:  C | 09.12.2008, 19:30h
61-69
15 - 1516 - 1715 - 1115 - 26
15 - 1516 - 1715 - 1115 - 26
Venue: Fribourg (SUI) |
Spectators: 350 |
Referees: Ivo Dolinek (CZE), Benjamin Barth (GER), Marko Vuckovic (SLO)

GAME REPORT


Rostov Escape Fribourg With Narrow Win

Lokomotiv Rostov rolled into Switzerland and claimed a 69-61 victory over Benetton Fribourg Olympic in EuroChallenge Group C on Tuesday.

The Russians improved to 2-1 with the triumph while Benetton fell to 0-3.

If ever the Swiss had a shot at victory in the European competition, this was it.

They went in front 54-52 with 5:37 remaining after Stefan Petkovic hit a three-pointer.

With 4:39 remaining, however, Lokomotiv went on top for good when Fred House nailed a three-pointer.

That shot gave the visitors a 58-56 lead and the sensational Szymon Szewczyk followed with a three-point play to increase the advantage to five.

Szewczyk finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds while Lokomotiv's Russia international Nikita Morgunov scored a game-high 20.

Dennis Harrison had 15 points and 11 boards in defeat.

Marcus Sloan scored a team-high 16 for Benetton.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Benetton Olympic vs. Lokomotiv Rostov

Szymon Szewczyk, Lokomotiv Rostov Player:

"I'm really happy that we won the game. We found the solutions on offense and defense. We came back like a team and we won the game"

Lokomotiv Coach Daniel Yusup:

"We won in the last minutes. It was important for us because in the last games we lost in the last minutes. I knew the game here would be very tough."

Dennis Harrison, Benetton Fribourg Player: 

"They have a good team. We had to play with intensity. At the end, some details decided the game. I'm very proud of my team tonight."

Benetton Fribourg Coach Damien Leyrolles:

"It was an interesting game for us. I was expecting the team of Rostov to play more agressive. I'm very satisfied tonight." 

Accumulated statistics

36.7%

22/60
FG
M/A

40.0%

24/60

50.0%

17/34
FG2P
M/A

50.0%

17/34

19.2%

5/26
FG3P
M/A

26.9%

7/26

75.0%

12/16
FT
M/A

82.4%

14/17

37

11/26
RT
RO/RD

41

10/31

12

AS

11

14

TO

14

11

ST

11

4

BS

3

17

PF

19

61

Pts

69

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