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Anwil 60 vs. Bnei - Hasharon 62

30 November 2004

In FIBA Europe League action this evening, Anwil hosted Bnei-Hasharon of Israel. From the start of the game it became clear that it would be a tight match. The visitors managed to take and early lead, and led after the first 10 minutes of play 20-13.

Hasharon celebrate victory in the final second
The home team fell behind early due to a lack of leadership, whereas Bnei-Hasharon relied heavily upon its best scorer, Alvin Young. Young posted an astonishing 21 points after the first 20 minutes of play.

During the third quarter Anwil managed to draw even, but shortly afterwards the visitors went on a 5-0 run. After 30 minutes of play the game stood at 52-48 in favor of Bnei-Hasharon. With such a close game, the fourth quarter could be nothing but exciting.

For the majority of the fourth quarter neither team was able to dominate on the court, and in the 39th minute the score was 57-59 for the visitors. With 13 seconds remaining and Anwil still down by two, Head Coach Andriej Urlep called for a timeout.

After the timeout Anwil successfully executed the three-point play that Urlep had diagrammed out, and took a one-point lead. With three seconds remaining a timeout was called by the visitors to map out a last-second shot attempt. When play resumed, Alvin Young received the inbounds pass, and nailed a turn-around three-point shot to win the game for his team.

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