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Group:  H | 14.12.2010, 20:00h
Group:  H | 14.12.2010, 20:00h
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20 - 2219 - 2027 - 2213 - 18
20 - 2219 - 2027 - 2213 - 18
Venue: Nancy (FRA) |
Spectators: 4888 |
Referees: Anastasios Piloidis (GRE), Aytug Ekti (TUR), Athanasios Ikonomou (SWE)

GAME REPORT


Dexia Edge Nancy In France

11. Ronald Lewis (Dexia Mons-Hainaut)
Ronald Lewis was the top scorer for Dexia with 18 points

Dexia Mons-Hainaut won for the third consecutive time in thrilling fashion in by scraping an 82-79 triumph at SLUC Nancy in the EuroChallenge.

The Group H landscape has changed dramatically the past few weeks.

Nancy had been 3-0 but now have a 3-2 record with both Dexia and Oostende, 72-70 winners at Entente Orleanaise on Tuesday.

Ronald Lewis scored 18 points while Dutch center Peter van Paassen contributed 17 to snap out of his recent funk.

Van Paassen was seven of eight from the floor and made all three of his free-throws.

Dexia square off against Oostende next week while Nancy will go up against already eliminated Orleans.

Arik Shivek's Mons outfit trailed by eight points during the third quarter but clawed their way back and knotted the contest at 64-64 at the end of the frame on a three-point play by Lewis.

Nancy went back in front by four but Dexia continued to come back.

Justin Cage put Dexia into a 74-73 advantage with 3:43 to go with a jumper.

When Lewis was hit while attempting a shot from the arc and responded by making all three free-throws, Dexia were on top 82-77.

Dexia fouled Seidou Njimoluh, though, and he made both to reduce the arrears to just three points.

Cage then turned the ball over and Nancy had a chance to pull level but Stephen Brun missed a three-pointer.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Sluc Nancy vs. Dexia Mons Hainaut

Nancy Player Akin Akingbala:
"Tonight, we can see the Mons' victory with the statistics. Especially, Mons had more rebounds and more assists. About the qualification, we must play our best basketball without thinking about the others teams."

Nancy Heac Coach Jean Luc  Monschau:
"Mons played well. More than the defeat of tonight, I think about John Linehan's injury (thigh muscle). Mons' players made some big shots and we didn't reach our objectives. We had some troubles inside. Now, we have to win in Orléans."

Dexia Center Peter Van Paassen:
"We are very happy. it was a nice game.We prepared well for this game. It's always easier when you have a good preparation. The team's mentality is ok. And that's why we came back in the game to win it"

Dexia Head Coach Arik Shivek:
"On the paper, Nancy is the best team of the group. To play at our level wasn't necessary to win this game, we had to make extras.  We tied the game on the second half, then we found a lot of energy to win this game."

 

Accumulated statistics

44.8%

30/67
FG
M/A

50.8%

31/61

54.2%

26/48
FG2P
M/A

54.2%

26/48

21.1%

4/19
FG3P
M/A

38.5%

5/13

83.3%

15/18
FT
M/A

75.0%

15/20

35

15/20
RT
RO/RD

34

11/23

23

AS

18

13

TO

15

11

ST

10

1

BS

2

20

PF

19

79

Pts

82

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