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Group:  I | 10.03.2009, 20:30h
Group:  I | 10.03.2009, 20:30h
70-72
25 - 159 - 1816 - 2420 - 15
25 - 159 - 1816 - 2420 - 15
Venue: s'Hertogenbosch (NED) |
Spectators: 2000 |
Referees: Lahdo Sharro (SWE), Marco Giansanti (ITA), Martynas Gudas (LTU)

GAME REPORT


EiffelTowers Toppled By Cholet

Cholet scraped a 72-70 win at EiffelTowers Den Bosch to knock the Dutch outfit out of the EuroChallenge.

While the French outfit improved to 5-1 in Top 16 Group I, Den Bosch slipped to 2-4.

Telekom Baskets Bonn prevailed 67-59 at Belgacom Liege Basket to raise their record to 3-3 and joined Cholet in the Quarter-Finals.

Had Den Bosch triumphed, they would have progressed on a goal differential tie-breaker against Bonn but instead, their European campaign is over.

Rodrigue Beaubois made the big shots for Cholet at the end in the win over EiffelTowers.

Kees Akerboom's three-pointer for Den Bosch closed the gap to 66-65 with 2:34 remaining in the game, only for Beaubois to answer with a three for Cholet.

Anthony Richardson then replied with a jump shot for the home team with 1:54 to go and was fouled on the play.

He made the free throw to cut the deficit to 69-68, but Beaubois again hit a three-pointer to extend the lead back to four.

On their next possession, EiffelTowers missed two shots but grabbed the offensive rebound and called a timeout.

When play resumed, Cholet's Claude Marquis intercepted a pass to effectively seal the victory.

Beaubois and Marquis each had 18 points.

Richardson poured in a game-high 26 points for EiffelTowers.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes EiffelTowers vs. Cholet Basket

Don Beck, coach EiffelTowers:
"I was disappointed for the fans, but thought we were outstanding defensively. It was all down to their guys from the bench. Two teams battled it out, one came out on top."

Anthony Richardson, player EiffelTowers:
"We broke down defensively on occasions while they made their shots."

Erman Kunter, coach Cholet:
"I was surprised by EiffelTowers' intensity. We had to fight hard for the win. I am glad, because we are trying hard to get the momentum back in Europe."

Rodrigue Beaubois, player Cholet:
"Of course I was happy with my performance, but we needed the win as a team."

Accumulated statistics

42.6%

26/61
FG
M/A

50.0%

29/58

46.2%

18/39
FG2P
M/A

58.8%

20/34

36.4%

8/22
FG3P
M/A

37.5%

9/24

71.4%

10/14
FT
M/A

55.6%

5/9

30

8/22
RT
RO/RD

36

10/26

11

AS

12

12

TO

16

10

ST

10

0

BS

3

16

PF

15

70

Pts

72

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