Cancel
Group:  C | 08.11.2011, 19:00h
Group:  C | 08.11.2011, 19:00h
75-77
20 - 1816 - 1822 - 2417 - 17
20 - 1816 - 1822 - 2417 - 17
Venue: Ivano-Frankivsk (UKR) |
Spectators: 1010 |
Referees: Charalampos Karakatsounis (GRE), Petar Denkovski (MKD), Vladan Sundic (MNE)

GAME REPORT


Smith Heroics Lift Prostejov To Win

13. Arvydas Eitutavicius (BK Prostejov)
Arvydas Eitutavicius and BK Prostejov grabbed a hard fought road win in a tense finale

BK Prostejov's Jamar Smith made a game-winning three-pointer with just one second remaining at BC Goverla on the first day of the EuroChallenge Regular Season.

In a do-or-die situation, the American shooting guard nailed the attempt from long range for a 77-75 Group C triumph.

The ball fell through the hoop on Tuesday night just two seconds after Goverla captain Dante Swanson had made a pair of free-throws that looked to have clinched victory for the home side.

Smith was the most likely player to attempt the three-ball because he had hit three of his first six attempts.

He finished with 14 points.

Bertengeh Gadri had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Prostejov, who lost to Lukoil Academic Sofie in the Eurocup Qualifying Round to appear in the EuroChallenge Regular Season.

The 24-year-old Smith is now nine of 17 from long range in European competition this season.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes BC Goverla vs. BK Prostejov

Zbynek Choleva, head coach of BK Prostejov:
"We are very lucky that we won, because we were very close to losing. But the last lucky shot helped us. So we are very happy. Goverla is very strong team, but they were missing one important player - Eric Coleman. So I must congratulate my players, because we played very concentrated from the beginning to the end, especially in the second half."

Kamil Svrdlik, player of BK Prostejov:
"I think it's a very great win for us, because all the game Goverla basically were up by few points. And in the end we almost lost the game, but we are very happy that we won."

Evgeny Murzin, head coach of BC Goverla:
"It was an equal game, the guys did a good job. But today we had two problems - we lost too many rebounds on our glass, and bad percentages at free throws. The guys worked very well, fought to the end, showed character. With three seconds to finish the game we went ahead. During the last attack we defended well, I have no comments to my players. But a crazy shot of our guests decided it all. But there is still five games - we will play, we will fight!"

Alexander Shostuha, player BC Goverla:
"We wanted to win, because it was the debut match in Europe. It is very difficult to lose like this, in the last seconds. A crazy shot of Smith decided an interesting game."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

50.9%

28/55
FG
M/A

43.3%

29/67

55.0%

22/40
FG2P
M/A

46.5%

20/43

40.0%

6/15
FG3P
M/A

37.5%

9/24

54.2%

13/24
FT
M/A

66.7%

10/15

30

5/25
RT
RO/RD

38

13/25

12

AS

11

11

TO

13

4

ST

2

3

BS

3

19

PF

22

75

Pts

77

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