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Group:  G | 08.12.2009, 20:00h
Group:  G | 08.12.2009, 20:00h
74-73
22 - 1717 - 1919 - 2316 - 14
22 - 1717 - 1919 - 2316 - 14
Venue: Wels (AUT) |
Spectators: 1400 |
Referees: Milan Brziak (SVK), Robert Vyklicky (CZE), Eric Bertrand (SUI)

GAME REPORT


Wels Edge Artland For First Victory

WBC Raiffeisen Wels avoided an 0-3 start in the EuroChallenge by scraping a 74-73 triumph on Tuesday at home to Artland Dragons in Group G.

Chad Prewitt hit a three-pointer with 3:54 remaining to give the German club a 68-67 lead but Matthew Nelson answered with a lay-up to put the Austrian outfit back on top for good.

Artland kept the game close, though.

Not long after, Nathan Peavy connected from long range to cut the deficit to 72-71, only for Nelson to catch a pass from Jason Conley and make a lay-up at the other end for a 74-71 lead.

Toby Bailey, who had a game-high 25 points, replied for Artland to make it 74-73 but his basket proved to be the last in the game.

Trenton Meacham was a perfect four of four from long range and finished with 20 points for Wels.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes WBC Raiffeisen Wels vs. Artland Dragons

Darius Hall, Artland:

"If we had played more together, we would have been able to win the match. We had too many turnovers, so Wels could make easy points."

Raoul Korner, Wels Coach:

"This victory was very important for us. We want to have a chance to advance in the EuroChallenge. We did a good job."

Bruce Fields, Wels:

"My Glory goes to Jesus Christ. He gave us the strength to do such an good job. The whole team knew that we could beat the dragons."

Accumulated statistics

45.6%

26/57
FG
M/A

52.0%

26/50

48.6%

17/35
FG2P
M/A

58.1%

18/31

40.9%

9/22
FG3P
M/A

42.1%

8/19

68.4%

13/19
FT
M/A

59.1%

13/22

28

10/18
RT
RO/RD

32

8/24

15

AS

13

14

TO

16

6

ST

4

4

BS

0

20

PF

19

74

Pts

73

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