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Group:  D | 07.12.2010, 20:30h
Group:  D | 07.12.2010, 20:30h
78-67
22 - 1917 - 1718 - 1521 - 16
22 - 1917 - 1718 - 1521 - 16
Venue: Netanya (ISR) |
Spectators: 400 |
Referees: Sergey Krug (RUS), Antonis Demetriou (CYP), Petar Denkovski (MKD)

GAME REPORT


Barak Netanya Win Thanks To Banks, Travis

Barak Netanya still missed plenty of free-throws but this time beat Belgacom Liege 78-67 in the EuroChallenge.

Tuesday's Group D victory for the Israeli club was its second in four games while Liege suffered their first defeat in the competition.

Playing at home this time, Barak Netanya got 24 points from the leading scorer in the EuroChallenge, Adrian Banks.

It was Banks who missed vital free-throws at the end of the first encounter that allowed Liege to escape with a narrow win in the opening week of the Regular Season.

While his team only hit 21 of 33 (63.6%), Banks drilled a very impressive 11 of 14 (78.5%).

Romeo Travis was also outstanding for Netanya, finishing with 23 points and 11 boards.

The hosts only led 69-65 after a lay-up by Liege's Guy Muya.

But Elton Brown answered with a jump shot and then Banks made a pair of free-throws to settle the nerves as Netanya pulled away for an 11-point triumph.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Barak Netanya vs. Belgacom Liege

Belgacom Liege Head Coach Dario Gjergia:
"It was a tough game for our team, playing our third game in a row on the road. I give credit to Netanya for playing very smart in the game's crucial moments; and specifically to point guard Shmulik Brenner, who in my eyes was the best player on the court tonight."

Belgacom Liege player Michael Jenkins:
"At the beginning I was hitting my shots, and in the 2nd half the shots just didn't fall in. Next time I will make them. I give credit to Netanya for playing smart and specifically forward Romeo Travis for taking control of the game with his big plays."

Barak Netanya Head Coach Arik Elfasi:
"I am very proud of my team's defense and effort. We played with a lot of character and played smart down the stretch."

Barak Netanya player Elton Brown:
"It is not easy for a team with all new players to gel and play together, but we are finally coming together as a team and becoming comfortable with each other. We played with a lot of character and worked hard."

Accumulated statistics

46.7%

28/60
FG
M/A

37.5%

24/64

50.9%

27/53
FG2P
M/A

45.0%

18/40

14.3%

1/7
FG3P
M/A

25.0%

6/24

63.6%

21/33
FT
M/A

72.2%

13/18

35

7/28
RT
RO/RD

33

10/23

24

AS

19

11

TO

14

9

ST

6

1

BS

0

21

PF

27

78

Pts

67

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