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Group:  L | 19.02.2013, 20:30h
Group:  L | 19.02.2013, 20:30h
100-76
23 - 1626 - 1726 - 1525 - 28
23 - 1626 - 1726 - 1525 - 28
Venue: Aalst (BEL) |
Spectators: 900 |
Referees: Marco Giansanti (ITA), Sérgio Silva (POR), Ognjen Jokic (MNE)

GAME REPORT


Rout of Minsk Not Enough For Okapi

5. Derek Raivio (Okapi Aalstar)
Derek Raivio led the rout for Okapi Aalstar with 20 points

Okapi Aalstar enjoyed a 100-76 rout of Tsmoki-Minsk but it was not enough to keep their hopes of progression in the EuroChallenge alive thanks to Telekom Baskets Bonn's victory over EWE Baskets.

Okapi needed victory coupled with a Bonn defeat to stand a chance, and although the news from Germany was not good, they certainly did their part in a one-sided affair.

Having gradually pulled clear they began to seize complete control midway through the second period, wiith Hans Van Langenhove sinking a three to make it 35-26.

He hit another to make it 44-31 with 2:19 left in the period and Derek Raivio joined in on the stroke of half-time to make it 49-33.

An 8-0 spurt early in the third period saw them go 57-35 up on Lee Casey Cummard's lay-up and they only continued to pull away, building their largest lead of 31 when Arne Steinbach's free throws made it 96-65 with 2:53 to go.

A string of late threes from Pavel Ulyanko trimmed the deficit but were scant consolation for well-beaten Minsk.

Raivio led Okapi with 20 points while Ryan Thompson had 18, Steinbach 14 and Christopher Young 13. Van Langenhove and Ioana Tofi added 12 apiece with Cummard scoring 11.

Ulyanko scored 24 for Minsk, with Aliaksei Lashkevich had 11 and Aliaksandr Kudrautsau 10.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: Okapi Aalstar - Tsmoki-Minsk

Okapi Aalstar player Hans Van Langenhove

"It was a nice game and during the game we heard that Bonn won against Oldenburg so we knew that we were eliminated and that we could easily play our game and relax. Now we can focus on the competition and the Belgian cup."

Okapi Aalstar coach Brad Dean

"Minsk had problems with our zone defence, so it was difficult for them to come into the game. My team did a great job and seven players ended the game in double figures."

Tsmoki Minsk coach Andrei Krivonos

"Congratulations to Okapi, they played well. We didn't expect Okapi to be so efficient from the outside. We tried to play inside but our players didn't execute it well. I want to apologise to our fans for this bad game."

Tsmoki Minsk player Aliaksei Lashkevich 

"I have to congratulate Aalstar, they deserve the win because they followed their coaches advice. Okapi controlled the game completely and deservedly won."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

61.1%

33/54
FG
M/A

40.0%

28/70

63.9%

23/36
FG2P
M/A

48.7%

19/39

55.6%

10/18
FG3P
M/A

29.0%

9/31

96.0%

24/25
FT
M/A

91.7%

11/12

34

6/28
RT
RO/RD

25

10/15

19

AS

18

14

TO

11

5

ST

5

1

BS

0

17

PF

22

100

Pts

76

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