|Michel Jean-Baptiste-Adolphe and Elan Chalon clinched first place in Group E with a win in Antwerp|
Elan Chalon won a thriller for the second week in a row on Tuesday to clinch first place in EuroChallenge Group E.
The French club, following last week's one-point victory over BC Enisey, prevailed 79-78 at Antwerp Giants on Tuesday.
In a battle of 4-1 teams, Chalon won after a late steal and three-pointer by 24-year-old center Abdul Aminu.
In the waning seconds and his team trailing 78-76, Aminu stole the ball from Michael Roll and then drilled the game-winner from behind the arc.
Antwerp, who got 19 points from Darnell Wilson and 15 from Roll, looked to be in good shape.
They were on top, 78-74, after Ralph Biggs split a pair of free-throws.
But Malcolm Delaney scored on a lay-up before Aminu rescued the club at the end with the steal and three-pointer.
Delaney had 21 points while France's silver-medal winning guard from EuroBasket 2011, Steed Tchicamboud, poured in 17.
Antwerp head coach Eddy Casteels:
"A game is 40 minutes. We didn't finish it. Congratualations to Chalon for the group victory. Now we have to focus on the Belgian competition and from January 10th to the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge."
Chalon head coach Gregor Beugnot:
"The two best teams qualified for the Final 16. Antwerp Giants was maybe the best team in the group. We only won by a miracle."
Antwerp point guard Tim Black:
'We played a big game, but at the end we forgot to win. We have a in close game a lot of changes. Chalon was perfect at the end.'
Chalon player Bryant Smith:
'The win and the first place was for Antwerp Giants. In the last five seconds we scored important points and booked a close victory. That's sports, how hard it is for Antwerp Giants.'