Proteas EKA AEL claimed the first berth in the EuroChallenge Final Four with an 83-72 victory at EclipseJet MyGuide Amsterdam on Thursday night.
Haris Mujezinovic had 21 points and Quincy Taylor 19 for the Cypriot outfit, which had won the opening game of the Quarter-Final tie in Limassol, 82-72.
EclipseJet MyGuide Amsterdam fought until the end but Proteas EKA AEL held on and prevailed 82-72 in Game One of their EuroChallenge Quarter-Final tie on Tuesday in Limassol, Cyprus.
Playing without their injured Netherlands international center Peter van Paassen, Amsterdam struggled inside.
A calf injury will prevent EclipseJet MyGuide Amsterdam center Peter van Paassen from playing in Tuesday's EuroChallenge Quarter-Final series opener at Proteas EKA AEL.
Coach Arie Shivek confirmed his absence on the club's website.
Peter van Paassen and EclipseJet MyGuide Amsterdam won 93-86 at Dexia Mons-Hainaut in a do-or-die EuroChallenge Top 16 showdown for both teams.
Netherlands international center Van Paassen poured in 24 points and hauled in seven rebounds as the Dutch team improved to 4-2 to clinch second place in Group L behind BC Triumph and advance to the Quarter-Finals.
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