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Group:  J | 22.01.2013, 20:00h
Group:  J | 22.01.2013, 20:00h
82-77
21 - 1616 - 2328 - 917 - 29
21 - 1616 - 2328 - 917 - 29
Venue: Gravelines (FRA) |
Spectators: 2400 |
Referees: Mauro Pozzana (ITA), Neil Wilkinson (ENG), Carlos Peruga (ESP)

GAME REPORT


Gravelines Hold On For Victory

14. Ludovic Vaty (BCM Gravelines)
Ludovic Vaty gave BCM Gravelines their first win in the Last 16, scoring 22 points

BCM Gravelines held off a furious late rally from French rivals Paris Levallois to get off the mark in Group J of the EuroChallenge with an 82-77 victory.

Gravelines watched a 21-point lead drop to six inside the final four minutes but Paris had ultimately left themselves with too much to do.

The game had been close for 25 minutes, with nine lead changes before Gravelines went on a storming run that appeared to put them in complete control.

Quick-fire back-to-back baskets from Kennedy Winston sparked a 14-0 run that turned a tied game into a 58-44 Gravelines lead.

David Noel sank a pair of free throws to make it 65-48 at the end of the period, and his dunk at the 4:08 mark put them up 77-56.

The job appeared all but done, but Paris had other ideas.

Sean May reeled off four quick points and when Giovan Oniangue made a dunk from Andrew Albicy's pass, the lead was down to 81-75 with 16 seconds left on a 19-4 Paris surge.

Juan Edwards split his free throws for Gravelines with 12 seconds left, but time was now against Paris and Albicy's late free throws were not enough.

Ludovic Vaty led Gravelines with 22 points while Dwight Buycks had 16 and Noel 15.

May scored 25 and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Paris. Albicy added 18 while Jawad Williams had 10.

The result leaves both teams at 1-1 in the group.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes BCM Gravelines vs. Paris Levallois

BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque head coach Christian Monschau
"We had a great third quarter, very aggressive on both sides of the court but we still have to manage the ups and downs of a game. It's a good win for us, we're still alive for qualification."

Paris-Levallois head coach Christophe Denis
"We had a terrible third quarter in the way we played and the way we acted on the court. They could have beaten us by 30 points but luckily it didn't happen. We'll have to react in the next game against Szolnoki."

BCM point guard Aldo Curti
"It's an important victory after our loss in Szolnok last week, we made a good effort in the third quarter with though defense which allowed us to win the game even if we don't take an advantage with the point-average." 

Accumulated statistics

47.8%

32/67
FG
M/A

47.8%

32/67

52.0%

26/50
FG2P
M/A

52.9%

27/51

35.3%

6/17
FG3P
M/A

31.3%

5/16

66.7%

12/18
FT
M/A

80.0%

8/10

41

14/27
RT
RO/RD

32

9/23

18

AS

19

15

TO

13

5

ST

5

1

BS

2

16

PF

19

82

Pts

77

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