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Group:  J | 03.02.2009, 20:30h
Group:  J | 03.02.2009, 20:30h
81-82
22 - 2226 - 2114 - 2019 - 19
22 - 2226 - 2114 - 2019 - 19
Venue: Casalecchio di Reno (ITA) |
Spectators: 3700 |
Referees: Charalampos Karakatsounis (GRE), Marko Vuckovic (SLO), Bojan Jovanic (BIH)

GAME REPORT


Foster Beats Virtus With Buzzer-Beater

EWE Baskets Oldenburg claimed the biggest win of their EuroChallenge campaign by surprising Virtus BolognaFiere 82-81 in Italy and it couldn't have happened in more dramatic fashion.

Je'Kel Foster buried a three-pointer at the final buzzer to shock Virtus, one of the top sides in the competition.

Foster finished with 18 points while Jasmin Perkovic had 19 to lead the Germans.

Ruben Boumtje Boumtje also left his calling card in Bologna. The Cameroon international made all six of his shots from the floor and sank his only free throw for 13 points.

Boumtje Boumtje also had a game-high 12 rebounds.

Missed free throws, especially at the end of the game, cost Virtus dear.

Reyshawn Terry went to the line with 1:26 to go and made just one of two for an 80-79 lead.

Neither side scored again until 10 seconds remained after Boumtje Boumtje fouled Earl Boykins.

The Virtus playmaker went to the line and missed the first but made the second.

There was still time for EWE Baskets.

Jason Gardner attempted to beat Virtus with a three but missed with three seconds to go.

Foster got the rebound, though, and drilled the game-winner from behind the arc before time expired.

The result has left both sides 1-1 in Group J.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Virtus Bologna vs EWE Baskets

Matteo Boniciolli, Head Coach BolognaFiere:
Many greetings to EWE, athletic and well trained team. I dont' have nothing to say to my guys, because they gave on court all they could.

Predrag Krunic, Head Coach EWE Baskets:
We're happy to win against Bologna because it's an hard place to play.

Ruben Boumtje Boumtje, EWE Baskets:
We're happy 'cause we won this game with a very aggressive game and we made the difference with rebounds.

Guilherme Giovannoni, BolognaFiere: I'm sad for this defeat. Now we have to think hard about the way we let them get so many rebounds.

Accumulated statistics

53.4%

31/58
FG
M/A

44.4%

28/63

64.1%

25/39
FG2P
M/A

57.1%

20/35

31.6%

6/19
FG3P
M/A

28.6%

8/28

59.1%

13/22
FT
M/A

85.7%

18/21

30

6/24
RT
RO/RD

40

14/26

15

AS

14

9

TO

10

7

ST

7

7

BS

2

21

PF

22

81

Pts

82

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