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Group:  H | 15.12.2009, 20:30h
Group:  H | 15.12.2009, 20:30h
96-74
21 - 2520 - 1332 - 2023 - 16
21 - 2520 - 1332 - 2023 - 16
Venue: Roanne (FRA) |
Spectators: 3200 |
Referees: Peter Bodnar (HUN), Sérgio Silva (POR), Tomasz Kudlicki (POL)

GAME REPORT


Roanne Overpower Keravnos

A balanced attack, with six players scoring in double figures, saw Roanne Basket sink Keravnos 96-74 and stay perfect in Group H of the EuroChallenge.

Ralph Mims had 16 points, Uchenna Nsonwu and Nicholas Lewis added 14 each, while Mouloukou Diabate had 12 and David Noel and Pape-Philippe Amagou 10 each in a complete team performance that saw Roanne make 38 of 67 (56.7%) of their shots from the field.

However, they did not have it all their own way, and Keravnos enjoyed a 35-23 lead after Aleksandar Damjanovic's jump-shot midway through the second quarter.

But back-to-back three-pointers from Diabate and Etienne Brower sparked a 16-0 run that saw Roanne come roaring back and take the lead.

Keravnos were rocked and watched the game slip through their fingers in the third quarter as Roanne pulled further clear.

Lonnie Cooper led the visitors with 17 points, while Damjanovic had 14, Bryant Smith 12 and JoJo Garcia and Panagiotis Trisokkas 10 each.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Roanne Basket vs. Keravnos

Aleksandar Damjanovic, KERAVNOS center:

"We just stopped to play in a moment, I don't know why. We made a couple of mistakes and the game went in another direction. I just can say congratulations one more time to Roanne. They deserve this game."

KERAVNOS head coach:
"First of all congratulations to Roanne, we wanted this game because they had a longer bench. This is my opinion. For us it was very difficult. We came here with players short who were the best players in the first game. This is basketball, if you lose your concentration for 1 minute you can be down by 10."

Jean-Denys CHOULET, Roanne head coach:
"We didn't play for 20 minutes. We started to play at the 3rd quarter with the bench. We had an easy win in Cyprus so everybody thought it's gonna be easy here. I told the players it wasn't going to be so easy but it's hard to change their minds."

Souleyman DIABATE, Roanne player:
"This season the goal is to lose as few games as possible at home. We do it well. I was not in Cyprus for the first game so I wanted to give my best tonight for my team and to get the win."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

56.7%

38/67
FG
M/A

50.0%

24/48

62.2%

28/45
FG2P
M/A

48.6%

18/37

45.5%

10/22
FG3P
M/A

54.5%

6/11

71.4%

10/14
FT
M/A

76.9%

20/26

35

15/20
RT
RO/RD

22

8/14

22

AS

12

13

TO

18

11

ST

8

4

BS

2

21

PF

21

96

Pts

74

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