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Group:  D | 25.11.2008, 19:30h
Group:  D | 25.11.2008, 19:30h
75-84
17 - 2017 - 2121 - 2120 - 22
17 - 2017 - 2121 - 2120 - 22
Venue: Gmunden (AUT) |
Spectators: 600 |
Referees: Ivo Dolinek (CZE), Marko Vuckovic (SLO), Marek Maliszewski (POL)

GAME REPORT


Allianz Swans Fall At Home To EiffelTowers

EiffelTowers got their noses in front of Allianz Swans at the end of the first quarter and held on for an 84-75 triumph in the first game for both sides in the EuroChallenge Regular Season.

The Dutch side trailed 17-12 the Group D clash late in the first quarter when an Anthony Richardson three-point play sparked a 12-0 run for the visitors and put them in front for good.

Their biggest lead for EiffelTowers in the first half was 34-24.

At the break, they were on top 41-34 with Richardson having poured in 13 of his game-high 26 points.

EiffelTowers extended their advantage to 13 in the third quarter and though they weren't able to put the game away, the Austrians never got closer than six points the rest of the way.

Devonne Giles contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Elijah Palmer finished with 20 points and nine rebounds for Swans.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Allianz Swans vs. EiffelTowers

Randy Weil, coach EiffelTowers:

"Anytime a team like Gmunden has home court advantage, you hope to come off a good start. Their previous results, for example against Red Star, say a lot about their strength. We were shaky for the first five minutes but then we played a good game. We were good defensively. And defense made us play good offense."

Anthony Richardson, player of the EiffelTowers:

"We played hard and put it together. We played as a team. If we play as a team, we can do anything."

Bob Gonnen, coach Allianz Swans:

"They played well tonight and we didn't. They made key shots and dominated the boards. We played hard but made too many mistakes - mental mistakes. Maybe we wanted too much."

Shelton Colwell (injured) player of the Allianz Swans:

"They hit the boards really hard and played a little bit tougher than we did."

Accumulated statistics

39.7%

25/63
FG
M/A

46.8%

36/77

45.7%

21/46
FG2P
M/A

53.3%

32/60

23.5%

4/17
FG3P
M/A

23.5%

4/17

91.3%

21/23
FT
M/A

80.0%

8/10

31

7/24
RT
RO/RD

37

11/26

11

AS

9

16

TO

14

1

ST

9

0

BS

5

16

PF

24

75

Pts

84

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