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Group:  H | 03.12.2013, 17:30h
Group:  H | 03.12.2013, 17:30h
76-78
18 - 1922 - 1712 - 2324 - 19
18 - 1922 - 1712 - 2324 - 19
Venue: Samokov (BUL) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Anton Makhlin (RUS), Amit Balak (ISR), Boris Krejic (SLO)

GAME REPORT


Szolnoki Sneak By On The Road

4. Péter Lóránt (Hungary)
Hungarian international Péter Lóránt got Szolnoki home with his late game-winner

Peter Lorant scored the game-winner with 14 seconds left as Szolnoki Olaj grabbed a 78-76 road victory at Rilski Sportist in Group H.

Lorant collected 22 points and 12 rebounds as Szolnoki improved to 3-1 in the group with Justin Holliday adding 17 points and Chris Oliver scoring 16.

Rilski dropped to 1-3 despite Darin Ivanov hitting for 20 points, including the game-tying three-pointer with 29 seconds left. Vernon Taylor added 18 points while Austin Calhoun and Sean Barnette both had 13 points in the loss.

Olaj opened a 15-8 lead in the first quarter before the hosts went on a 7-0 run to knot the game at 15. Olaj were up 19-18 after one period.

The second quarter went back and forth with Szolnoki leading by five points and Rilski's biggest advantage being the half-time score - 40-36.

Szolnoki stormed out of the second half to take back the lead and Holliday scored five points in an 8-0 run to open a 57-48 cushion, which was 59-52 after three quarters.

Rilski used a 9-2 run in the fourth to tie the game at 63 and it remained close with Ivanov evening the game at 76, setting up for Lorant's heroics.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Rilski Sportist vs. Szolnoki Olaj

Rosen Barchovski, Rilski Sportist coach:

"We are sorry about that defeat. They were lucky and this is due to the fact they are a far more experienced and mature team. They have players who know how to play in such situations. I'm proud of my team despite making some mistakes."

Nedeljko Asceric, Szolnoki coach: 


"[It was a] very important victory for us. We had some defeats in a row and this victory is a big step towards qualifying for the second round and it also gives us confidence. My players fought very well and I'm happy for the win against a good team."

Darin Ivanov, Rilski Sportist:

"It was a good game for the fans. We were a little bit afraid in the beginning but then we managed to take the lead after the first half. We didn't play good defense in the third quarter but we still caught with them. [But] at the end we played bad defense and lost the game."

Peter Lorant, Szolnoki:

"We are happy because we won a game on the road. We gave them a lot of second chances in the first half when they took a lot of offensive rebounds. Then we had to change that and  I think we played better in the second half. I think we made a big step towards qualifying to the next round."

Accumulated statistics

41.3%

26/63
FG
M/A

48.4%

30/62

42.5%

17/40
FG2P
M/A

56.1%

23/41

39.1%

9/23
FG3P
M/A

33.3%

7/21

83.3%

15/18
FT
M/A

78.6%

11/14

44

19/25
RT
RO/RD

28

10/18

13

AS

16

14

TO

9

3

ST

5

2

BS

4

19

PF

19

76

Pts

78

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