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Group:  F | 25.11.2008, 18:00h
Group:  F | 25.11.2008, 18:00h
95-90
21 - 2115 - 1926 - 2018 - 2015 - 10
21 - 2115 - 1926 - 2018 - 2015 - 10
Venue: Yuzhny (UKR) |
Spectators: 1500 |
Referees: Engin Kennerman (TUR), Igor Poljansek (SLO), Doru Vinasi (ROU)

GAME REPORT


Khimik See Off Dexia In OT Thriller

Khimik Yuzhny won a 95-90 overtime thriller at home against Dexia Mons-Hainaut on Tuesday.

On the opening day of the EuroChallenge Regular Season, Jarrius Jackson of Khimik tied the game at 80-80 with a lay-up 35 seconds from the end of regulation.

With just three seconds remaining, Dexia's Julian Sensley uncorked an effort from long range but was off target and then Wykeen Kelly missed with a three attempt at the buzzer for Khimik.

Once in the extra period, Sensley twice gave Dexia the lead.

His three-pointer put them in front at 83-82 and he also made one of two at the stripe for an 84-83 lead with 2:49 to go.

Jackson took over for Khimik.

He came up with a steal and scored on a lay-up to put Khimik in front for good. Jackson scored the next six points as well for an 89-84 lead although Dexia pushed the home side until the very end.

A Kelvin Torbert basket for Dexia reduced the arrears to 92-90 with 13 seconds remaining.

Dexia immediately fouled Sasa Bratic, who made the first but missed the second.

Kelly was there for the offensive rebound, though, and the visitors fouled him, allowing him to add two more from the line for a five-point triumph.

Marton Bader had 18 points and Kelly 17 for Khimik, while Torbert had a game-high 26 to lead Dexia with Caleb Green also pouring in 19.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes BC Khimik vs. Dexia Mons-Hainaut

Dmitriy Bazelevskiy, head coach of BC Khimik:

"Our main problem is that right now the team is not really in the best form and we have some players injured. Cakic one of the main players withdrew from the game. But today as always Bader and Agafonov played well. These players contained the more aggressive players of Dexia. They are not so high but are really very powerful. We were very serious about this game, so It's sad that we couldn't use this advantage from the start and made some foolish mistakes which shouldn't be made at a game of such level. We definitely need to work [on those mistakes]. But it is necessary to understand that a lot of young players are playing in our team. Those players were not even playing in the national league last season."

Wykeen Kelly, player of BC Khimik:

"We knew that this game will be hard for us. We knew this team always attack on full court that is unusual for us, but the coach all the time during the game was supporting us. He was saying that we can win this game and that we can show our real potential. Certainly we needed Cakic, who got injured, but, even without him, we believed that we cannot surrender."

Chris Finch, head coach of Dexia:

"My players were playing really hard the whole game. Every minute of the game there were the best players on the court. They really produced their maximum. But I am not satisfied with our defense because we allowed the players of Khimik through."

Kelvin Torbert, player of Dexia:

"We've played really bad today, but we had a lot of chances to win this game. Unfortunately, we missed those chances. But we were fighting the whole game."

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

53.4%

31/58
FG
M/A

46.7%

35/75

61.1%

22/36
FG2P
M/A

51.9%

28/54

40.9%

9/22
FG3P
M/A

33.3%

7/21

68.6%

24/35
FT
M/A

68.4%

13/19

33

4/29
RT
RO/RD

35

11/24

14

AS

9

16

TO

15

11

ST

9

4

BS

0

21

PF

27

95

Pts

90

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