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Group:  F | 13.01.2009, 20:00h
Group:  F | 13.01.2009, 20:00h
99-69
26 - 1824 - 2221 - 1028 - 19
26 - 1824 - 2221 - 1028 - 19
Venue: Mons (BEL) |
Spectators: 3500 |
Referees: Nikolaos Papadimitriou (GRE), Stephen Ellis (ENG), Joakim Forsberg (SWE)

GAME REPORT


Dexia Demolish Zagreb To Take First Place

Dexia Mons-Hainaut clinched top spot in EuroChallenge Group F with a 99-69 rout of last-placed KK Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje on Tuesday night.

Kelvin Torbert poured in 21 points to lead five Dexia players who scored in double figures, while Caleb Green collected 11 rebounds and nine points for the victors.

Adam Hall had 14 points, Nate Reinking 12, James Potter 11 and Elton Nesbitt 10.

Dexia built up a double-digit lead early in the second quarter and although Zagreb briefly rallied, cutting the lead to seven, 47-40, shortly before half-time, Dexia moved back through the gears and were ahead 62-44 when Torbert made a lay-up three minutes into the third quarter.

Dexia made 22 of 34 shots (65%) from two-point range and 15 of 32 (47%) from three-point range in the win.

Andrej Stimac led Zagreb with 13 points while Filip Basljan added 12 and Ante Tomic 10.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Dexia vs. KK Zagreb

Denis Bajramovic (Coach KK Zagreb):

"First, congratulations to Dexia and the coach,because the team was very agressive during the game, and never let us to break off from work.  I have been very impressed by the level of Dexia which is complete and also strong, especially at three points. Though I would have liked to reach the second round of Eurochallenge, it's not a shame to be eliminated by a team of quality. 

Andrej Stimac (Player of KK Zagreb):

"We made a lot of mistskes at the beginning with a lot of turnovers and after the half-time we were already ten points behind, but Dexia didn't give us many opportunities to organize our game and finally,there is nothing to do against such a team which is very physical with practically all the players fighting for all the balls."

Adam Hall (Player of Dexia):

"Tonight,we played very hard in defense and we obliged our hosts to be forced to do something for finding solutions against our agressivness.  As it wasn't easy for them to put us in problems,we played quickly and as on Saturday against Charleroi in our championship,we took Zagreb seriously.
  
Chris Finch (Coach of Dexia):

"Once again,we played a serious game, we played solid and together.  We played really well and took control of our opponents from the beginning. Now,I hope our new players are arriving quickly to substitute Sensley because it's a supplementary rotation which allows the other players to rest and as all the games are multiplying in the next weeks, we will need to be rested."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

56.1%

37/66
FG
M/A

44.4%

28/63

64.7%

22/34
FG2P
M/A

42.5%

17/40

46.9%

15/32
FG3P
M/A

47.8%

11/23

62.5%

10/16
FT
M/A

33.3%

2/6

30

6/24
RT
RO/RD

29

7/22

25

AS

14

12

TO

20

14

ST

6

1

BS

0

16

PF

18

99

Pts

69

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