First BC NN Win Against Szolnoki Olaj

31. Ivan Paunic (BC NN)
Ivan Paunic fueled Nizhny Novgorod with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists

BC NN won't advance to the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge but at least their fans have seen the young squad get a win in the competition.

Despite another strong performance by Szolnoki Olaj's Obie Trotter, who had 21 points, five assists and five rebounds, Nizhny Novgorod claimed a 76-62 win over the Hungarian side.

The result means that Szolnoki (3-2) must now travel to France next week and overcome Gravelines Dunkerque, who slipped to 2-3 on Tuesday night with an eight-point setback at Spartak St Petersburg.

For BC NN, who were much better than their 0-4 record in the EuroChallenge suggested, got 19 points from Vanja Plisnic while Serbia international Ivan Paunic contributed 12 with six rebounds and three assists.

BC NN out-rebounded the visitors 40-31, although Marton Bader fought hard in the low post with 17 points and a game-high 11 boards for Szolnoki Olaj.

The hosts trailed midway through the second quarter but a Plisnic three-ball triggered an 11-0 run that put them in front to stay.

Plisnic had another shot from the arc and a free-throw in the spurt.

A Trotter lay-up closed the gap to four points early in the second half but BC NN ended up taking a 52-41 lead to the fourth quarter and then went in front by 15 in the last stanza en route to victory.


14.12.2010 - EuroChallenge

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