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Group:  L | 29.01.2013, 20:30h
Group:  L | 29.01.2013, 20:30h
80-103
12 - 3131 - 1623 - 3014 - 26
12 - 3131 - 1623 - 3014 - 26
Venue: Aalst (BEL) |
Spectators: 475 |
Referees: Mauro Pozzana (ITA), Johann Jeanneau (FRA), Bert Van Slooten (NED)

GAME REPORT


Ewe Baskets Top 100 In Rout Of Aalst

22. Julius Jenkins (EWE Baskets)
No stopping Julius Jenkins and the EWE Baskets as they improved to 3-0 in the Last 16

EWE Baskets underlined their dominance in Group L of the EuroChallenge Last 16 as they put up three figures in a 103-80 rout of Okapi Aalstar on the road.

Julius Jenkins scored 25 and Dru Joyce added 16 with seven assists in a dominant offensive display as they shot 40-of-72 (55.6%) from the field.

They took control of the game early, with a 14-0 run putting them 18-7 up on Jenkins' jump-shot.

When Joyce made a jump-shot to follow Robin Smeulders' three, the first period ended with the visitors leading 31-12.

Okapi enjoyed a strong second period and came all the way back to within a point, 44-43, when Hans Van Langenhove hit a three late in the half, but Jenkins responded in kind to make it a four-point game at the break.

And the rest of the way it was all EWE Baskets as they outscored the hosts 56-37 in the second half to wrap up victory.

They hit three figures with more than two minutes left in the game when Ronald Burrell dunked, but Joyce's three moments later proved to be their final basket of the night as they eased off.

Smeulders, Burrell, and Rickey Paulding scored 12 each for EWE Baskets.

Ryan Thompson led Okapi with 23 points while Thomas Dreesen had 17 and Bradley Tinsley 16.

EWE Baskets top the group at 3-0 while Okapi drop to 1-2.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Okapi Aalstar vs. EWE Baskets Oldenburg

Okapi Aalstar coach Brad Dean
"After a very good first quarter, Oldenburg let off a little bit so we could fight back into the game but it took a lot of energy. I didn't have a great rotation so my players were tired at the end. But I'm proud they were competing till the end."

Okapi Aalstar player Ioana Tofi
"We fought for 40 minutes but we need to give credit to Oldenburg because they kept their cool and they could rotate better and made more shots. We gave ourselves 100% and we don't need the fatigue to call as an excuse for this loss. Oldenburg was the better team today."

EWE Baskets coach Sebastian Machowski
"I'm very happy with the win so we stay unbeaten in the EuroChallenge and we stay in touch for going to the Quarter-Finals. I know this was a difficult moment for Aalstar with a lot of injured players. At the end we shot well against the zone defense and we deserved to win."

EWE Baskets player Julius Jenkins
"After a big start we stopped playing defense and Aalstar made some nice open shots and they came back in the game. In the third quarter we started strong again and stabilized our defense."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

47.6%

30/63
FG
M/A

55.6%

40/72

48.7%

19/39
FG2P
M/A

63.4%

26/41

45.8%

11/24
FG3P
M/A

45.2%

14/31

75.0%

9/12
FT
M/A

100.0%

9/9

22

5/17
RT
RO/RD

30

7/23

13

AS

26

14

TO

7

3

ST

8

3

BS

2

12

PF

19

80

Pts

103

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