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Group:  I | 26.01.2010, 19:30h
Group:  I | 26.01.2010, 19:30h
92-59
26 - 1221 - 2029 - 1316 - 14
26 - 1221 - 2029 - 1316 - 14
Venue: Göttingen (GER) |
Spectators: 1375 |
Referees: Marius Ciulin (ROU), Johann Jeanneau (FRA), Tomislav Vovk (CRO)

GAME REPORT


Göttingen Rout Short-Handed Proteas

BG Göttingen may be first-timers in Europe but they have played like veterans this season.

On Tuesday night, they destroyed a short-handed Proteas EKA AEL 92-59.

The Cypriot club travelled to Germany with just nine players and minus leading scorers Ioannis Giannoulis and Ilian Evtimov.

Even if they had been present, it may not have helped against a rampant Göttingen who stormed into a 26-12 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back.

Jason Boone had 12 points and Robert Kulawick nine in the opening frame for the German club.

With 16 seconds to play in the first half, the advantage ballooned to 47-29 after a lay-up by Göttingen's Ben Jacobson.

By the end of third quarter, the result was beyond doubt with Jacobson's two free-throws opening up a 76-45 lead.

Göttingen coach John Patrick would have been in a very happy mood as his team cruised over the final 10 minutes to a resounding triumph.

Jacobsen ended up with a game-high 21 points with his Göttingen teammates Kulawick (17), Boone (16) and Dwayne Anderson (15) all hitting double digits in scoring.

AEL's Courtney Fells finished with 13 points and new signing Vasil Evtimov, the older brother of Ilian, had 12 points and seven rebounds on his EuroChallenge debut for Proteas.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes BG Göttingen vs. Proteas EKA AEL

Marios Thrasivoulides (assistant coach Proteas EKA AEL):
"It was a very bad night for us. I don't want to make excuses, but we came here with a short roster. Friday night we had a crucial game in the Cyprus league. We only came to Göttingen with seven players. That made our job very difficult. I don't want to take away something from Göttingen either. They are a great team - I stress the word "team" here. They don't have a star player, but they are a really good team. This is the best we played in Europe so far. We will try to beat them in Cyprus."

Jeremiah Davis (player Proteas EKA AEL):
"We didn't play our game tonight. From Cyprus league to German league [standards] there is a world of difference. The game in Germany is much more aggressive. We duck ourselves a hole early on."

John Patrick (head coach BG Göttingen):
"I am proud of my team. In every game we have different players stepping up. This time Ben Jacobson, Dwayne Anderson, Jason Boone and Robert Kulawick stepped up. Our defense is the most consistent part of our play. We can actually compensate injuries. Today Chris Oliver and for the most part of the game Taylor Rochestie could not play. I think we had an advantage in our great fitness that allowed us to win this game with two key players out while Proteas also missed two key players."

Robert Kulawick (player BG Göttingen):
"I think we won this came because we fought right from the start and played with full pace. We played with a high intensity for 40 minutes. We really are a unit and help each other out."

Accumulated statistics

48.6%

34/70
FG
M/A

34.5%

20/58

63.9%

23/36
FG2P
M/A

43.2%

16/37

32.4%

11/34
FG3P
M/A

19.0%

4/21

76.5%

13/17
FT
M/A

68.2%

15/22

47

15/32
RT
RO/RD

33

10/23

16

AS

11

11

TO

18

5

ST

2

3

BS

3

23

PF

16

92

Pts

59

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