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Group:  F | 06.11.2012, 20:00h
Group:  F | 06.11.2012, 20:00h
87-70
24 - 1718 - 1723 - 1622 - 20
24 - 1718 - 1723 - 1622 - 20
Venue: Oldenburg (GER) |
Spectators: 1492 |
Referees: Keith Williams (ENG), Andris Aunkrogers (LAT), Milos Koljensic (MNE)

GAME REPORT


Oldenburg Too Deep For Szolnoki Olaj

11. Adam  Chubb (EWE Baskets)
Adam Chubb had 10 points and 7 rebounds as EWE Baskets began their 2012/2013 EuroBasket campaign with a win

Julius Jenkins scored 19 points and Dru Joyce did a great job setting up his teammates as EWE Baskets Oldenburg picked up an 87-70 victory at home over Szolnoki Olaj in Group F play of the EuroChallenge.

Rickey Paulding added 17 points for the German hosts while Adam Chubb had 10 points and seven rebounds and Joyce collected eight points and 12 assists. Marton Bader paced the Hungarian guests with 16 points and seven rebounds while Sead Sehovic added 14 points and Brandon Gay scored 13.

Oldenburg took the lead 13-8 early and the gap grew steadily to 10 points, 24-14, before Szolnoki added three late points to be back with seven at the end of the first quarter.

Gay and Balazs Simon nailed three-pointers to spark a mini 9-2 run to bring Szolnoki within 33-31. Joyce answered with a long ball of his own and the Germans led 42-34 at halftime.

Jenkins and Paulding opened the second half with three balls to spark a 10-0 run for a 52-34 advantage. Bader would not let his team die without a fight but Oldenburg were too deep, pulling ahead 65-50 after three quarters.

Szolnoki Olaj had one more run in them, a 10-0 surge to start the fourth quarter and cut the deficit to 67-60. But Dominik Bahiense de Mello and Jenkins both nailed triples in a 10-2 run to make it 79-64 with just over two minutes left to decide the game.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes EWE Baskets Oldenburg vs. Szolnoki Olaj

Szolnoki Olaj head coach Peter Por
"First of all I have to congratulate coach Machowski and his team for this victory. I think Oldenburg controlled most of the game because we let them get into a rhythm  in the first half. We let them play. It got a little better for us when we switched to a zone-defense in the second half. We defended well enough to get back into the game. But in the end we lost our concentration, Oldenburg scored nine easy points and we lost the game because of that."

Szolnoki center Marton Bader
"The loss hurts, but hopefully at the end of the group phase we will be right up there together with Oldenburg fighting for qualification for the next round. I think both teams didn't play that well, but we had some real lapses in intesity and let Oldenburg score some easy points, which was the difference in the end. Still I am disappointed that the final margin was so high, but we will focus on the next games and improve our game."

EWE Baskets Oldenburg head coach Sebastian Machowski
"This was an important win for us. We wanted to accomplish to things: Get off to a good start in this EuroChallenge season and we wanted to show a different face than in the last game against Bonn, which we lost. I think we played well throughout the game. We shared the ball, played as a team and made a lot of shots. I'll have to admit that we struggled a bit when Szolnoki Olaj played a zone defense, but in the end I think that this was a well deserved win for us."

EWE Baskets Oldenburg player Chris Kramer
"For me it was a great feeling to be back on the court and playing with my new teammates for the first time. I was a little rusty as can be seen by the missed free throws, but the team as a whole played some very good basketball. In the second half we played a little hesitant against their zone, passing up open shots and not driving to the basket enough, that way we lost our offensive rhythm at times. But still the win was huge for us and we will need to build on this for the upcoming challenges in the national league as well as in international competition."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

53.7%

36/67
FG
M/A

40.4%

19/47

60.0%

27/45
FG2P
M/A

40.5%

15/37

40.9%

9/22
FG3P
M/A

40.0%

4/10

50.0%

6/12
FT
M/A

87.5%

28/32

33

10/23
RT
RO/RD

31

7/24

22

AS

9

12

TO

15

9

ST

4

1

BS

0

31

PF

20

87

Pts

70

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