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Group:  D | 11.12.2012, 20:00h
Group:  D | 11.12.2012, 20:00h
83-61
19 - 1017 - 1924 - 1723 - 15
19 - 1017 - 1924 - 1723 - 15
Venue: Dijon (FRA) |
Spectators: 2000 |
Referees: Benjamin Jimenez Trujillo (ESP), Chris Dodds (SCO), Henri Hilke (FIN)

GAME REPORT


Dijon Top Tartu To Finish On A High

21. Andre Harris (JDA Dijon)
Andre Harris and JDA Dijon finished off their EuroChallenge campaign on a high after their win over Tartu Rock

JDA Dijon finished a tough EuroChallenge Group D campaign on a high as they topped Tartu Rock 83-61 for what was only their second win.

Their visitors knew before tip-off that their Last 16 hopes were over thanks to Khimik Yuzhne's victory over Gaz Metan Medias and Dijon made the most of their disappointment to take a straightforward win.

They took control with a 14-2 run as Jeremy Leloup's three put them up 19-10 before Ferdinand Prenom added a lay-up to start the second period.

Tartu scrapped their way back into it in the second period and Timo Eichfuss made it 34-29 with a lay-up 69 seconds from half-time.

But Dijon re-established their superiority after the break, with Paul Miller's tip-in from Andre Harris' miss making it a double-digit lead once more at 42-31 before Harris hit back-to-back jump-shots to increase the advantage.

Lens Aboudou then hit two quick three-pointers, the second giving Dijon a 54-35 edge as they began to take complete control.

The lead grew to as much as 78-49 when Zacherie Moss sank a hook shot with 6:08 left in the game, and Tartu's disappointing night was complete.

Aboudou led Dijon with 19 points while Miller, Larry Owens and Prenom had 11 each, Terrance Campbell adding 10.

Eichfuss had 14 points for Tartu with Tanel Kurbas collecting 13.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes JDA Dijon vs. Tartu Rock

JDA Dijon head coach Jean-Louis BORG
"Even if we knew we won't make the next round, we really wanted to do our best. We managed to be efficient on the court tonight, in defense as well as in offense. This game was a good opportunity to let the young players show what they're capable of. Tonight, they only scored 61 pts, that's an important statistics which proves undoubtly the quality of our defense when everybody plays together."

Tartu Rock head coach Gert Kullamae
"Dijon have shown a really good defense tonight, our players had a lot of difficulties to score. We knew we were eliminated from the competition, what maybe affected our players. Dijon seemed to be much more motivated tonight. They really deserved to win this game, there was a difference in the intensity level."

Tartu Rock player Justin Ingram
"We missed a lot of shots tonight, in contrary to Dijon. Their aggressive defense created a lot of problems for us. We had a lot of difficulties to concentrate tonight, that's also why they won."

JDA Dijon player Ferdinand Prenom
"We really wanted to finish correctly the competition, even if we knew we won't pass to the next round. This kind of game is really important for the life of the group. It enables everyone to get self-confidence and to practice."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

27/54
FG
M/A

42.6%

23/54

51.3%

20/39
FG2P
M/A

51.4%

18/35

46.7%

7/15
FG3P
M/A

26.3%

5/19

88.0%

22/25
FT
M/A

66.7%

10/15

27

4/23
RT
RO/RD

31

9/22

15

AS

7

12

TO

21

12

ST

4

2

BS

2

21

PF

22

83

Pts

61

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