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Group:  C | 06.01.2009, 17:00h
Group:  C | 06.01.2009, 17:00h
65-66
22 - 169 - 1918 - 1916 - 12
22 - 169 - 1918 - 1916 - 12
Venue: Rostov-on-Don (RUS) |
Spectators: 1200 |
Referees: Miodrag Licina (SRB), Florin Grigoras (ROU), Mindaugas Vecerskis (LTU)

GAME REPORT


Lokomotiv Fall At Home To Unbeaten Cholet

Cholet scraped a 66-65 win at Lokomotiv Rostov on Tuesday to remain undefeated in EuroChallenge Group C.

The defeat for Rostov dropped the Russian team to 3-2 and prevented them from challenging for the top spot in the group.

Cholet guard Kevin Braswell scored a season-high 24 points in the victory.

The visitors from France appeared to be in control but went ice cold from the floor over the last five minutes. They scored just two points in the last five minutes but still managed to prevail.

Trailing 64-59, Rostov got a lay-up from Szymon Szewczyk.

With 2:20 to play, Antywane Robinson restored the five-point cushion for Cholet with a jumper.

Dramir Zibirov and Ivan Tomas each went to the line and sank two free throws to close the gap to one.

After both sides turned the ball over, Lokomotiv called a timeout with 18 seconds left.

But when play resumed, Lokomotiv's Valentin Kubrakov committed a turnover with a bad pass.

He fouled Vincent Grier and Cholet's North Carolina-born forward missed both attempts.

Tomas was off target with a three-pointer at the end for Lokomotiv, though.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Lokomotiv Rostov vs. Cholet Basket

Daniel Jusup, head coach of BC Lokomotiv:
"Everybody knows that this was a game for the first place in the group. We lost only by one point. This game became quite difficult as Antic is injured and in the beginning of the game House got injured too."

Szymon Szewczyk, player of BC Lokomotiv
"The game was very hard. We lost by one point. We could have won in if we didn't lose our key player (House) to injury."

Erman Kunter, coach of Cholet:
"I want to say a great thanks to my team. Lokomotiv is a good team but we managed to beat them not only at home but also in Rostov."

Kevin Braswell, player of Cholet:
"Today we didn't even have 10 players in our roster. I scored today 24 points but it's not only my win. Today all the team played well."

Accumulated statistics

40.0%

22/55
FG
M/A

38.8%

26/67

58.6%

17/29
FG2P
M/A

38.6%

17/44

19.2%

5/26
FG3P
M/A

39.1%

9/23

72.7%

16/22
FT
M/A

50.0%

5/10

38

7/31
RT
RO/RD

32

9/23

16

AS

11

16

TO

13

9

ST

13

3

BS

1

18

PF

21

65

Pts

66

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