Domestic Leagues Roundup

16 April 2012

EUROCHALLENGE

11. Blake Schilb (Elan Chalon)
Blake Schilb had 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in Elan Chalon's road win at Nancy

Each side playing at the EuroChallenge Final Four won their games at the weekend.

Elan Chalon have been among the best teams on the continent this season and they claimed an 84-79 victory at Nancy to stay hot on the heels of French Pro A leaders Gravelines Dunkerque, who are two points clear at the top.

Blake Schilb was magnificent, scoring 20 points, corralling seven boards and handing out seven assists for Chalon.

The French club has won the Semaine des As this season and is also still in the hunt for the Coupe de France - a competition it prevailed in last season.

Malcolm Delaney hit five of eight from the arc and finished with 18 points for Chalon.

Gregor Beugnot's side was outstanding from long range, hitting 46.4% (13 of 28) of its attempts.

BC Triumph were big winners in Russia, claiming an 87-69 victory at Lokomotiv Kuban.

Jerry Jefferson has been red hot of late and he scored 23 points.

In Turkey, Besiktas Milangaz have been in good form, too, and that continued against Tofas.

Playing at home, the Istanbul-based outfit prevailed in overtime, 81-78, with Zoran Erceg's 23 points pacing Besiktas.

The two teams were tied at 70 at the end of regulation. 

David Hawkins and Ersin Dagli contributed 17 points apiece for the winners.

The victory, which followed a win against Anadolu Efes, has left Besiktas third in the table with a 21-7 record.

Szolnoki Olaj, the EuroChallenge Final Four hosts, opened up their play-off quarter-final series at home and whipped Kecskemeti, 72-44.

The EuroChallenge Final Four will be held in Debrecen, Hungary, and played on 27-29 April.

 


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