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Group:  J | 10.01.2012, 20:30h
Group:  J | 10.01.2012, 20:30h
85-64
23 - 1914 - 2217 - 1231 - 11
23 - 1914 - 2217 - 1231 - 11
Venue: Chalon sur Saone (FRA) |
Spectators: 3000 |
Referees: Sérgio Silva (POR), Piotr Pastusiak (POL), Benjamin Jimenez Trujillo (ESP)

GAME REPORT


Chalon Storm To Victory In Last Frame

Elan Chalon blew open a tight game in the fourth quarter and rolled to an 85-64 victory over Hungarians Szolnoki Olaj.

One of the hottest teams in France and the EuroChallenge, the winners got 20 points from Blake Schilb.

Abdul Aminu, who is emerging as a force in the EuroChallenge for Chalon, also had 18 points, 10 rebounds and two steals.

Chalon out-rebounded Szolnoki 47-23.

Despite their superiority on the boards, four straight points by Obie Trotter of Szolnoki cut the home side's lead to 54-53 at the end of the third quarter.

When play resumed at the start of the fourth, youngster Joffrey Lauvergne hit a jumper for the hosts.

The wheels didn't come off for the visitors until the last 6:30, though.

Leading 60-57, Lauvergne dunked and Aminu then scored on an alley-oop.

Chalon ended up outscoring Szolnoki 31-11 in the frame for a decisive victory.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Elan Chalon vs. Szolnoki Olaj

Ilian Evtimov, player of Elan Chalon:
"I think [you can say we deserved victory] when we look at the stats and particulary the rebounds. The shot well from three during the first half. In the second half, we tried to be more active and had a better cohesion in defense."

Obbie Trotter, player of Szolnoki Olaj:
"We lost a lot of balls, and they took some easy shots. We had a lot of trouble in offensive rebounds."

Péter Pór, coach of Szolnoki Olaj:
"At the end we lost our concentration and we had physical trouble. Chalon put a lot of pressure on our defense, they were agressive.  We were missing one player of our team tonight, so one missing rotation."

Gregor Beugnot, coach of Elan Chalon:
"It is a really hard to play against this team, because they got everything - big guys, good point guard , good shooters, and they took us out of our rhythm. We made the difference at the end of game."



Top performers

Accumulated statistics

47.8%

33/69
FG
M/A

39.6%

21/53

52.9%

27/51
FG2P
M/A

42.9%

12/28

33.3%

6/18
FG3P
M/A

36.0%

9/25

92.9%

13/14
FT
M/A

61.9%

13/21

47

17/30
RT
RO/RD

23

3/20

22

AS

19

14

TO

12

9

ST

4

2

BS

1

18

PF

22

85

Pts

64

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