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Group:  A | 27.11.2012, 19:30h
Group:  A | 27.11.2012, 19:30h
59-74
12 - 2516 - 1919 - 1512 - 15
12 - 2516 - 1919 - 1512 - 15
Venue: Nicosia (CYP) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Ademir Zurapovic (BIH), Nebojsa Kovacevic (GER), Erez Gurion (ISR)

GAME REPORT


Krka Win Eliminates Michelin Etha

15. Tomaz Bolcina (KRKA)
Tomaz Bolcina and KRKA are alive and kicking in the EuroChallenge after beating Etha for the second time

KRKA Novo Mesto ended the last 16 hopes of Michelin ETHA Engomi in the EuroChallenge as they kept their own very much alive with a 74-59 road win.

Edo Muric led the way with 19 points while Smiljan Pavic collected 16 and 10 rebounds in a contest that was as good as over by the end of the first quarter.

ETHA have struggled offensively all season and after they slipped into a 25-11 hole as early as the ninth minute of the contest, there never seemed like there would be a way back.

It was a three-pointer from Pajic that gave KRKA that 14-point advantage, and it only continued to grow as the game went on.

The lead reached 19 early in the third quarter when a three-pointer from Jakov Vladovic put the visitors up 53-34.

Uros Lucic added 11 points for KRKA.

Donte Poole led ETHA with 13 points while Dejan Cup had 12 and Taron Downey added 11.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes ETHA vs. KRKA

KRKA head coach Alexander Sekulic
"I am very happy for the win. I know this team plays good basketball. We played better from time to time because they had new players and we did a good job instead of the many mistakes we had in the offensive part. Congratulations to Etha, to the coach and the players and I wish them good luck for the future."

KRKA forward Edo Muric
"We had a long trip and we knew that the game would be hard.  Etha has good shooters and we had to stop them. The result was good for us. Good luck to them and to our team for the rest of the season."

MICHELIN Etha Engomi head coach Kyriakos Adamou
"In the first hald we played bad and we did not play as a team. In the second half we played better but we were not mentally strong.  We have to keep the positive from our appearance and we have to improve for the future."

MICHELIN Etha Engomi player Ogooluwa Adegboye
"We did not have a positive attitute. We must still be together as a team. Congratutations to KRKA and I hope we play more as a team in the future."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

35.4%

23/65
FG
M/A

49.0%

25/51

42.0%

21/50
FG2P
M/A

50.0%

18/36

13.3%

2/15
FG3P
M/A

46.7%

7/15

64.7%

11/17
FT
M/A

73.9%

17/23

36

15/21
RT
RO/RD

39

7/32

4

AS

20

14

TO

17

9

ST

9

1

BS

2

23

PF

22

59

Pts

74

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