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Group:  E | 29.11.2011, 20:00h
Group:  E | 29.11.2011, 20:00h
73-69
18 - 1412 - 1522 - 1721 - 23
18 - 1412 - 1522 - 1721 - 23
Venue: Antwerp (BEL) |
Spectators: 3000 |
Referees: Vaclav Lukes (CZE), Sigmundur Herbertsson (ISL), Toni Rodriguez (GER)

GAME REPORT


Antwerp Hold Firm In Thrilling Win

11. Michael Roll (Antwerp Giants)
Michael Roll stayed below his average for Antwerp Giants but still contributed 17 points to the win over Enisey

BC Enisey held high-scoring Michael Roll to 17 points but still fell 73-69 at Antwerp Giants.

The Belgium club improved to 3-1 in EuroChallenge Group E and Enisey slumped to 1-3.

The game hung in the balance with 1:12 remaining after Jasmin Hukic's three-pointer for Enisey knotted the game at 64-64.

After each side turned the ball over, Enisey fouled Timothy Black and he sank the first for a one-point lead but missed his second attempt.

Salah Mejri grabbed the offensive rebound off the missed free-throw, though, and passed to Black.

He then located Roll on the perimeter and fed the Californian.

One of the leading three-point shooters in the competition, Roll buried the shot from long range for a 68-64 lead just 27 seconds from the end.

Afik Nissim converted two free-throw opportunities for Enisey to cut the gap to two, and then fouled Ralph Biggs.

The Giants sharpshooter made the first free-throw but missed the second, yet followed his shot to keep possession for the Giants.

Enisey had to foul Roll and he made no mistake with two free-throws.

Lonny Baxter's jump shot gave Enisey hope, reducing the arrears to 71-68.

Black added two more free-throws to extend the advantage back to 73-68 with 12 seconds to play and Antwerp held on.

Black led the Giants with 19 points while Mejri had a game-high 10 rebounds to go with his six points, three steals and two blocks.

Israel international Nissim had 18 points in defeat.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Antwerp Giants vs. BC Enisey

Enisey player Lonny Baxter:
"To much turnovers killed us. That was the key of the game. We had our chances, but we didn't make it."

Giants player Darnell Wilson:
"We played hard on defense. That was important. With 3 out of 4 we have a great opportunity for us to qualify. The big thing is now to finish."

Enisey head coach Stevan Karadzic:
"Congratulations for the Antwerp team. They play a solid game and finished the game well. But we still believe, with two home games, that we have an opportunity in this group."

Giants head coach Eddy Casteels:
"We played too nervous. And we have also too many turnovers. But, this was a big and important win. We must now finish the job."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

53.1%

26/49
FG
M/A

43.9%

25/57

55.3%

21/38
FG2P
M/A

41.9%

18/43

45.5%

5/11
FG3P
M/A

50.0%

7/14

64.0%

16/25
FT
M/A

66.7%

12/18

29

6/23
RT
RO/RD

21

4/17

10

AS

9

20

TO

16

8

ST

14

4

BS

2

19

PF

26

73

Pts

69

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