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Group:  J | 31.01.2012, 19:00h
Group:  J | 31.01.2012, 19:00h
90-81
13 - 2230 - 1819 - 2128 - 20
13 - 2230 - 1819 - 2128 - 20
Venue: Szolnok (HUN) |
Spectators: 1448 |
Referees: Marco Giansanti (ITA), Antonis Demetriou (CYP), Chris Dodds (SCO)

GAME REPORT


Szolnoki Stun Elan Chalon

Szolnoki Olaj turned the tables on Elan Chalon and beat the French side in the EuroChallenge Last 16 on Tuesday night.

Hammered by Chalon in their first encounter back on January 10, the Hungarians prevailed this time, 90-81, to leave both sides with 2-2 records in Group J.

The contest was tight early in the fourth quarter, with a dunk by Chalon's Michel Jean-Baptiste-Adolphe leaving the hosts clinging to a 65-63 lead.

Brandon Gay gave Szolnoki some breathing room by answering with a three-pointer and sparking an 8-0 run to put the home side on top, 73-63.

The advantage grew to 78-67 after Gay hit another shot from long range with 4:24 to go, taking his haul to 16 points.

After Malcolm made just one of two free-throws for Chalon, Obie Trotter nailed a three-pointer for an 81-68 lead.

Chalon chipped away at the deficit but got no closer than six the remainder of the game.

Gay and Trotter each scored 18 points for Szolnoki while Blake Schilb's 20 points for Chalon led all scorers.

The hosts were 11 of 25 from long range and Chalon five of 18.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Szolnoki Olaj vs. Elan Chalon

Peter Pór , head coach Szolnoki Olaj:
"We started the game badly. At-15 down we managed to fix our game and came back. We took a +15 advantage and kept focused on the game."

Márton Báder, Szolnoki Olaj:
"It was good that we grabbed a lot of rebounds. We stayed focused the whole game. What our coach asked us to do we did it. Thanks a lot to the fans."

Gregor Beugnot, head coach Elan Chalon:
"We started well, I tried to make rotation but the bench didn't give us the boost [we were looking for]. It was a hard game. We always came back but we didn't shoot enough."

Malcolm Delaney, Elan Chalon:
"We played hard but it was not enough. In the first period we controlled them but after that they played well. We kept coming back to the game but it wasn't enough."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

46.8%

29/62
FG
M/A

54.9%

28/51

48.6%

18/37
FG2P
M/A

69.7%

23/33

44.0%

11/25
FG3P
M/A

27.8%

5/18

67.7%

21/31
FT
M/A

76.9%

20/26

34

15/19
RT
RO/RD

31

5/26

21

AS

23

12

TO

18

9

ST

8

4

BS

3

25

PF

29

90

Pts

81

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