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Group:  D | 06.11.2012, 18:00h
Group:  D | 06.11.2012, 18:00h
92-89
20 - 1521 - 2314 - 1524 - 2613 - 10
20 - 1521 - 2314 - 1524 - 2613 - 10
Venue: Medias (ROU) |
Spectators: 1100 |
Referees: Igor Demenkov (RUS), Vladimir Tsekov (BUL), Anastasios Manos (GRE)

GAME REPORT


Balanced Medias Hold Off Dijon In OT

6. Slobodan Dundjerski (Gaz Metan Medias)
Slobodan Dundjerski did most of the damage for Gaz Metan Media, also rescuing them into overtime with his free throws

Slobodan Dundjerski scored 22 points, including the game-tying free throws with five seconds left in regulation, to lead Gaz Metan Medias to a 92-89 overtime victory at home over JDA Dijon in their Group D opener in the EuroChallenge.

Five Medias players scored in double figures including Deven Mitchell with 19 points and Michael St. John with 13 points. Dijon wasted a 32-point showing by Andre Harris while Terrance Campbell added 20 points in the loss.

Medias jumped out to a six-point lead in the first quarter with Mitchell and Titus Nicoara both scoring six points as the Romanian hosts led 20-15 after 10 minutes.

The gap increased to 24-15 and Metan's advantage was still 27-18 before Harris tallied seven points in a 12-4 surge to pull the guest side within 31-30. The hosts led 41-38 at the break.

Medias scored the first four points of the second half to open the lead back to seven points - 45-38 - before Campbell scored seven points in a 12-5 Dijon run to even the contest at 50-50. Metan were ahead 55-53 after three quarters.

A 6-0 Dijon run gave them the lead 71-70 and Jeremy Leloup's triple made it 79-74 for the French with one minute to play. But Dundjerski made two foul shots with five seconds remaining to force overtime. In the extra session, Medias used a late 6-0 run to secure the win.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: CS Gaz Metan Medias vs. JDA Dijon Basket

JDA Dijon Player Tarrence Campbell
"I'm dissapointed. It was a tough game and I think the problem was that we let them score too many points. We have to practice more in defence, which wasn't as we wanted it to be. They succeeded also in rebounding many balls in offence and that cost us."

Gaz Metan Medias Player Slobodan Dundjerski
"It was a very tough game, our first European game. We had a little bit of luck, but I think we deserved it. We can and we must play better than this, we shoud win much earlier, but it's very important that in the end it was our victory. We showed character and now in three days we have another game."

JDA Dijon Head Coach Jean Luis Borg
"Of course I'm dissapointed. We scored on the last attack but unfortunately the decision was that the game must go to extra time. After that unfortunately we lost one player and we didn't succed in focusing on what we should do. I hope we will learn from the mistakes we made tonight.  At the end we led by five points but we made many mistakes and Gaz Metan came back into the game. If those mistakes didn't exist it was our victory tonight."

Gaz Metan Medias Head Coach Marcel Tenter
"Dijon showed good form in the last game from the French Championship and we knew that they will come here with a lot of expectations. For my players it was the first European home game and in their game their was too much excitement. We controlled almost the entire game, if you will see the statistics you will see we lost control in the last minute, but we had the power to come back. We must do much better on defence, here we can improve our game. Also in the last minutes we lost many possesions very easily, we gave them the chance to get back."

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

31/62
FG
M/A

52.5%

32/61

61.0%

25/41
FG2P
M/A

59.1%

26/44

28.6%

6/21
FG3P
M/A

35.3%

6/17

85.7%

24/28
FT
M/A

73.1%

19/26

40

15/25
RT
RO/RD

25

6/19

19

AS

10

17

TO

11

7

ST

12

1

BS

0

22

PF

25

92

Pts

89

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