Roanne Basket marched into the EuroChallenge Final Four as they swept their quarter-final series with a 84-78 victory at APOEL.
Ralph Mims again led Roanne 25 points, including four of seven three-pointers, with David Noel adding 17 for the visitors.
A dominant Roanne Basket grabbed the initiative in the first game of their quarter-final series against Apoel as they routed their rivals 89-67 thanks mainly to a fine effort by Ralph Mims.
He sank five triples, dished 7 assists and racked up 19 points for the French club who will take a 1-0 lead and plenty of confidence to Cyprus for the second game on Thursday.
With the Last 16 of EuroChallenge wrapping up on Tuesday evening the match-ups are set for the Quarter-Final Round which will begin March 23rd.
BG Gottingen cruised into the Quarter-Finals with an 86-67 victory over EiffelTowers Den Bosch. They will face BC FMP Belgrade which advanced thanks to a convincing 81-55 victory over Belgacom Liege.
A fine 17 points and eight rebounds by Lewis Hopkins propelled Apoel into the last eight of EuroChallenge as they took second place in Group K with a hard fought 81-76 success against fellow challengers KK Buducnost.
Both teams went into the contest with a chance of making it through but it was the home team who prevailed with a strong display down the stretch.
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