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Group:  F | 11.12.2012, 18:00h
Group:  F | 11.12.2012, 18:00h
67-90
9 - 2712 - 1920 - 2426 - 20
9 - 2712 - 1920 - 2426 - 20
Venue: Körmend (HUN) |
Spectators: 900 |
Referees: Charalampos Karakatsounis (GRE), Boris Gabara (SVK), Dariusz Szczerba (POL)

GAME REPORT


EWE Baskets End Kormend’s L16 Dream

23. Rickey Paulding (EWE Baskets)
Rickey Paulding and EWE Baskets once more were impressive, winning on the road without three rotation players

Kormend's hopes of reaching the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge were brutally ended as they ran into the EWE Baskets buzzsaw in their final Group F clash, losing 90-67.

After beating Szolnoki Olaj last time out, Kormend put themselves in charge of their own destiny but the unbeaten EWE Baskets had other ideas.

Kormend's crushing defeat, coupled with a 77-71 victory for Szolnoki over BC Timisoara, sees Szolnoki follow Oldenburg into the Last 16.

EWE Baskets had wasted little time in killing off Kormend hopes, with a 22-4 run in the first quarter helping them take a 27-9 lead, and Kormend never showed any signs of recovering from.

Rickey Paulding then hit a three-point to start the second period and Jannik Freese added a lay-up that made it 32-9.

Kormend could not get anything going and the merciless Oldenburg made them pay as Julius Jenkins' three-pointer put them 46-18 up before half-time.

Kormend would stem the bleeding in the second half, but the result they needed was already beyond them.

Paulding led Oldenburg with 22 points while Freese added 21. Adam Chubb collected 15 points with eight rebounds, and Kevin Smit scored 10.

EWE Baskets had to do without the injured trio of Ronnie Burrell, Konrad Wysocki and Robin Smeulders, making the big win an even more impressive statement.

Zvonko Buljan led Kormend with 25 points while Matthew Shaw added 18 with eight rebounds. Csaba Ferencz scored 10 points.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Lami-Ved Körmend vs. EWE Baskets Oldenburg

Lami-Véd Körmend head coach Tamás Hencsey
"Congratulations to Oldenburg, who was the favourite of our group and showed how the favourites must play. The game was decided in the first quarter. We shot very poorly and we could not only make it more difficult the job of the vistor team."

Oldenburg head coach Sebastian Machowski
"We knew it will be a difficult game. Then last night three of our players got injured. In addition they are all playing in the same position, making the situation even more difficult. My team had to show that they still can play well. I am very happy that, in spite of the big difference between the two teams the fans could create a great atmosphere in this small hall."

Lami-Véd Körmend player Ferencz Csaba
"We are disappointed because we hoped for a little miracle tonight but it did not work. Congratulations to Oldenburg. We faced a defense today which we are not accustomed to. For this reason we were not able to play our plays and we shot very poorly so the result was obvious. We would like to thank our fans for the support."

Oldenburg guard Drew Joyce
"The start was very important for us. Our defense was good and our shooting accuracy as well and we were able to build up a gap against Körmend. Then we were able to control the game, we were focused and did not let Körmend come closer." 

 

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

40.3%

25/62
FG
M/A

55.9%

33/59

55.0%

22/40
FG2P
M/A

71.9%

23/32

13.6%

3/22
FG3P
M/A

37.0%

10/27

63.6%

14/22
FT
M/A

77.8%

14/18

33

14/19
RT
RO/RD

35

8/27

14

AS

24

15

TO

14

4

ST

4

1

BS

1

17

PF

22

67

Pts

90

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