Aalstar Downed By Paris Fightback

20 November 2012

EUROCHALLENGE

15. Jawad Williams (Paris Levallois)
Jawad Williams filled the boxscore with 25 points and 10 rebounds as Paris Levallois claimed a valuable road win

There was a first taste of defeat in EuroChallenge Group E for Okapi Aalstar after they were torched in the final quarter by Paris Levallois who claimed an excellent 86-76 win to move level with their opponent.

A blistering final quarter and stellar 25 points and 10 rebounds from Jawad Williams provided the foundation for the French team to make the relatively short trip home with the win in the bag.

The home team looked to be on course to protect their 100% record in the Group when they were leading 70-65 with just over four minutes remaining, but they imploded and with their defence inexplicably disappearing, the visitors gleefully capitalised.

Paris scored ten points without reply, a run finished with a triple by Antoine Diot as the visitors turned the game on its' head, with the same player finishing another downtown play in the last seconds to ensure a scorching 33 points for the visitors during the last ten minutes.

It was a particularly bitter pill for the home team to swallow since they led 45-29 at the break but came out sluggish during the second half and it proved costly.

Thomas Dreesen had 18 points for a disappointed home side and Diot finished with 21 points for the winning team.


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