Quotes Dexia vs. EclipseJet MyGuide

11 March 2009
Chris Finch (coach of Dexia Mons Hainaut):
"I'm very disappointed, because it's the second challenge which escaped us because of mistakes at crucial moments. We kept control of ourselves during the first three quarters, and despite the fact that Amsterdam caught with us each time we went in front by six or seven points, we played very well from time to time. But van Paassen was difficult to check inside, and he created problems for my guys, picking seven rebounds. More than that, he scored 24 points, more than Green did, and in fact, he was the reason we lost for the third time this year."

Arie Shivek (coach of EclipseJet MyGuide Amsterdam):
"Just before the game, I told my guys that the the players of Dexia wera able to run away [with the score], and then we had to keep our cool, because Nesbitt, Reinking, or Conlan were able to make the difference in a few minutes. It wasn't top secret to know that Dexia had the best rebounders of Belgium, and also the team was very strong in the defensive transition, but after we succeeded to go ahead, I was confident in the management of the last minutes. Now, against Proteas it will be two tough games because maybe we'll play two times in Cyprus, but I'm sure that my guys are not afraid of playing away because in the second round, we won in Samara and Mons, and we were beaten at the buzzer in Moscow."

Orien Green (player of EclipseJet MyGuide Amsterdam):
"The coach had told us before the game that it would be very difficult to win here except if we remained concentrated from the beginning to the end. And that is what happened, because we played aggressive defense, and also very hard. I think we deserved our success as we didn't yield to the circumstances at the times when Dexia was ahead. It's a good thing to be in the Quarter-Finals, this will strengthen the team for the future."

Travis Conlan (player of Dexia Mons Hainaut):
"Certainly some players didn't play at their [best] level, but it's also certain that the Dutch team was very strong, and also difficult to move in defense. In fact, they made the difference with some big shots at the critical moments, and that way of playing prevented us to develop our game as we're able to do. Moreover, in the fight for the rebounds, we had some problems and in the last quarter, we paid for those failures."

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