Cancel
Group:  E | 04.12.2012, 19:45h
Group:  E | 04.12.2012, 19:45h
89-77
27 - 1917 - 1926 - 2119 - 18
27 - 1917 - 1926 - 2119 - 18
Venue: Pitesti (ROU) |
Spectators: 300 |
Referees: Dragan Neskovic (SRB), Dragan Kralj (BIH), Georgios Poursanidis (GRE)

GAME REPORT


Pitesti Top Okapi For First Win

12. Andonte Gennie (BCMU Pitesti)
Andonte Gennie led BCMU Pitesti to their first win with a shared team-high 19 points

BCMU Pitesti denied Okapi Aalstar the chance to lock up a place in the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge as they recorded their first win in Group E.

Marcel Jones and Andonte Gennie had 19 points apiece as Pitesti finished 89-77 winners.

Pitesti led from start to finish, scoring the opening six points of the game and taking a commanding 18-4 lead soon after Jones nailed a three-pointer midway through the first quarter.

Okapi kept battling and got the gap down to 29-25 on Larry Anderson's lay-up after they starting the second quarter with a 6-2 spurt. 

But the gap would never be less than four again as Pitesti pulled clear once more.

They led 49-38 on Damien Kinloch's jump-shot less than 90 seconds into the third quarter and their biggest lead was 79-63, given to them by Pankracije Barac's lay-up with 3:21 left in the contest.

Kinloch finished with 17 points and nine rebounds for Pitesti with Barac collecting 15 points.

Derek Raivio led Okapi with 17 points while Anderson had 16, Chris Young 12 and Jason Clark 10.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes BCMU Pitesti vs. Okapi Aalstar

Okapi player Christopher Young
"We made too many individual mistakes, they dominated us in offensive rebounds. We made too many errors in the second half, bad passes, turnovers, travelling. You cannot win a game away having 21 turnovers."

Okapi head coach Bradley Dean
"The energy made the difference. The energy that Pitesti showed on the court the whole game. It was expected that Pitesti will not go out of this competition without a win, it was the last chance to make it home, so we expected that they will play hard. We saw how good they can play on their home court, we saw the games against Paris and Mons, they are a good team and they deserved the win today."

Pitesti head coach Tudor Costescu
"I think we well deserved this win today, we grew from game to game, we raised our basketball level every game so now, it was our moment to win. I am satisfied about the way we managed to control the rhythm , they are a very athletic team and if you give them space to play, it’s very hard to win."

Pitesti player Marcel Jones
"It was a team effort, we really wanted so much to win this game tonight. We managed to play our game, to control the whole game, not as it happened in Belgium, and that was the key of the game."

Accumulated statistics

48.0%

36/75
FG
M/A

50.9%

27/53

56.7%

34/60
FG2P
M/A

50.0%

19/38

13.3%

2/15
FG3P
M/A

53.3%

8/15

65.2%

15/23
FT
M/A

60.0%

15/25

39

17/22
RT
RO/RD

37

9/28

19

AS

16

12

TO

21

13

ST

8

1

BS

4

21

PF

21

89

Pts

77

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