Cancel
22.10.2008, 20:00h
22.10.2008, 20:00h
79-55
23 - 1519 - 1722 - 1115 - 12
23 - 1519 - 1722 - 1115 - 12
Venue: Limassol (CYP) |
Spectators: 1200 |
Referees: Branislav Mrdak (SRB), Dimitar Gologanov (BUL), Eyal Pohoriles (ISR)

GAME REPORT


Proteas Blow Out Donetsk

Milan Dozet sparked Proteas EKA AEL with 22 points as they beat BC Donetsk 79-55 on Wednesday night to win their EuroChallenge Qualifying Round 1 tie.

The victory gave the Limassol club, which hosted last year's EuroCup Final Four, a 144-120 triumph on aggregate.

Proteas took a 23-15 lead by the end of the first quarter and extended that to 42-32 by half-time.

They scored the first nine points of the third quarter to go in front by 19 and there was no way back for the visitors from Ukraine.

The home side finished 10 of 20 from long range while Donetsk were six of 19.

Donetsk turned the ball over 18 times while Haywood Christopher Owens scored 13 and grabbed eight boards.

Three other Limassol players finished in double figures in points, including Quincy Taylor with 13.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Proteas EKA AEL vs. BC Donetsk

Igor Miglinieks (coach BC Donetsk):

"Our team still needs time to bond and start playing smoothly. Two of our starting five have been out with injuries, and we are expecting them to be back in a few months. Until then, I have to work with the team that I have now and get them ready for the Ukrainian league."

Dragan Raca (coach Proteas EKA AEL):

"We managed and scouted the team very well. This win was possible by the help of our wonderful fans that supported us the entire night."

George Palalas (captain Proteas EKA AEL):

"We played very well. We followed our coach's directions regarding the offense and defense. We will build upon this win for the future."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

54.7%

29/53
FG
M/A

38.3%

18/47

57.6%

19/33
FG2P
M/A

42.9%

12/28

50.0%

10/20
FG3P
M/A

31.6%

6/19

84.6%

11/13
FT
M/A

65.0%

13/20

26

4/22
RT
RO/RD

28

10/18

18

AS

7

11

TO

18

10

ST

7

2

BS

3

16

PF

18

79

Pts

55

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