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25.09.2012, 19:30h
25.09.2012, 19:30h
70-78
18 - 1321 - 2915 - 1716 - 19
18 - 1321 - 2915 - 1716 - 19
Venue: Klosterneuburg (AUT) |
Spectators: 500 |
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Clemens Fritz (GER), Tamas Benczur (HUN)

GAME REPORT


Apollon In Command After Win At Dukes

14. Ramiz Suljanovic (Xion Dukes)
Ramiz Suljanovic's 22 points and 8 rebounds were not enough for the Xion Dukes

Pizza Express Apollon travelled to Austria and claimed a 78-70 triumph over Xion Dukes on Tuesday night in the opening game of the EuroChallenge Qualifying Round tie.

Brandon Brown finished with a game-high 24 points for Apollon, who are based in Limassol, Cyprus.

In a tight contest, the visitors went in front to stay with a 9-0 run that started late in the third quarter.

The game was knotted at 54-54 when Daryl Dorsey delivered an alley-oop pass to Brandon Brown and the 2.01m power forward laid the ball in.

Brown then drove in for a lay-up after catching another pass from Dorsey on Apollon's next trip down the floor.

Dorsey split two free-throws for a 59-54 lead and the third quarter came to an end.

Robert Krabbendam began the last quarter by scoring with a put-back and Brown capped the spurt with two free-throws.

The Dukes closed the gap to 70-67 but Apollon replied with six straight points, four of them scored by Marvin Jefferson.

They ended up claiming an eight-point triumph.

Xion Dukes didn't help their own cause, making just 14 of 25 free-throws on the night.

Ramiz Suljanovic had 22 points for the Dukes.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Xion Dukes vs. Apollon

Apollon head coach Akis Konstantinou
"It was a though game, especially without knowing anything about Klosterneuburg. We just had a short preparation for the game and we were missing another American player. But congratulations to the other team."

Apollon player Grigoris Pantouris
"It was a great game for both of the teams, it was a really good atmosphere and we really enjoyed the game."

Dukes head coach Werner Sallomon
"We had a low shooting percentage, but when we played our game we had our chances."

Dukes player Christoph Nagler
"For three quarters our defense was a catastrophy. On offense we missed a lot of shots, but we are only 8 points behind."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

37.7%

26/69
FG
M/A

45.3%

29/64

47.8%

22/46
FG2P
M/A

48.9%

23/47

17.4%

4/23
FG3P
M/A

35.3%

6/17

56.0%

14/25
FT
M/A

70.0%

14/20

40

14/26
RT
RO/RD

41

11/30

11

AS

15

17

TO

16

7

ST

6

4

BS

4

20

PF

22

70

Pts

78

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