Quotes Scavolini Spar Pesaro vs. Roanne Basket

02 May 2010

Roanne Basket head coach Jean Denys Choulet:
In the first half our defense was terrible. We had no legs. They scored on a lot on 1 on 1 situations. Especially Michael Hicks killed us in the first half of the game. Afterwards he was calm. We played a better second half. I have to say congratulations to my players. They did it with only 8 players today. Uche did not have a great game. This win is a win by our people off the bench. Honestly, I think with the two players more this tournament is a different story. But it was a good competition here, the organisation was okay yet it would have been better to only have two days and not three days.

Roanne guard Mouloukou Diabate:
I think in the first half we played bad defense. Our defensive rotation did not work. So the halftime helped. We could talk things over and played better defense in the second half and tried to win the game. We learned form the Göttingen game and have been able to get the win here.

Scavolini Spar Pesaro head coach Luca Dalmonte:
We had a good impact on the game. We played good offense. We were looking for the open man and went to the basket aggressively. In the second half Roanne increased the defense. They increased the pressure and quality of their defense. We stopped to attack and slowed down. It is hard to say where the borderline is between their increase of defense and our slowing down on offense. We did not make our shots. Inside we really suffered from Lewis. Roanne had good movement under the basket.

Pesaro forward Michael Hicks:
Congratulations to the other team. They never gave up. We let up in defense a little bit that's why they came back. They wanted it more than us in the end.


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