Szolnoki Even Series With Ventspils

15.03.2012

EUROCHALLENGE

11. Obie Trotter (Szolnoki Olaj)
Szolnoki Olaj point guard Obie Trotter led all scorers with 19 points

Szolnoki Olaj stayed alive in the EuroChallenge with an 82-76 victory over BK Ventspils in Hungary on Thursday to set up a deciding third game in the Quarter-Final tie.

Obie Trotter had 19 points, Akos Horvath 14 and Brandon Gay 12 as the hosts lived to fight another day.

Trailing 72-71 with 3:11 remaining after a lay-up by Latvia international Martins Meiers for Ventspils, Szolnoki went back in front to stay when Trotter and Marton Fodor buried back-to-back three-pointers.

Steven Gray scored on a fast break for Ventspils to cut the deficit to three, but Fodor struck again with another three-ball for an 80-74 Szolnoki lead.

Trotter added two free-throws with nine seconds to go to make it 82-74 and seal victory.

Ventspils had a balanced scoring attack, led by Young's 14 points.

They will be favoured to win Game 3 at home.

In their opener, Ventspils prevailed 82-63 but with a Final Four spot at stake, Szolnoki will pull out all stops to win on the road.


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