|Arturs Berzins and BK Ventspils cruised to victory with every player logging some minutes and entering the scoresheet|
BK Ventspils kept the winning momentum going in Europe and handed BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque their first Last 16 defeat in the process on Tuesday.
Playing in Latvia, Ventspils rolled to an 80-62 victory with Gravelines resting key men since the outcome had no ramifications on the competition.
Both teams had already clinched Quarter-Final places and Gravelines had wrapped up first place last week in a home triumph over Sport Lisboa e Benfica.
Just six players in the French team saw action on Tuesday, including small forward Rudy Jomby who had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Rashad Anderson scored 14 points for Ventspils, who won three straight games to finish the Last 16 and come in second in Group K at 4-2 behind Gravelines (5-1).
Jonathan Rousselle, player BCM Gravelines Dunkerque:
"This was a quite tough game for us, because we were 6 new players on the court. We had to fight hard and it wasn' t easy. But the game was good and Ventspils are good oponents."
Christian Monschau, head coach BCM Gravelines Dunkerque:
"For us it was not a fight for a result , it wasn' t even a competition. This was a clean game. A game for the sake of playing. Before this game we decided to give a chance for the new players and 4 of our leading pleyers were not playing. I think this was an interesting game for both teams. BK Ventspils are a good team- they are well trained and play good basketball."
Ventspils Head Coach Guntis Endzels:
"I want to congratulate the team. It was obvious that the game was not very crucial. The first half showed that we are ready to play a serious game, however during the game I also felt a lack of serious game. During the game we managed to try out some new combinations on the court; it is hard to judge whether they worked out. I am happy that the French team suffered their first loss in the round because of team Ventspils."