Amsterdam Crush Samara, Set Up Decisive Dexia Clash

03.03.2009

EclipseJet MyGuide Amsterdam hammered CSK-VVS Samara to set up a do-or-die clash with Dexia Mons-Hainaut next week between sides trying to advance to the EuroChallenge Quarter-Finals.

Orien Greene erupted for a game-high 27 points for the Dutch outfit, who improved to 3-2 in Group L, the same record as Dexia after they BC Triumph.

Defeat for Samara meant they finished 0-6 in the pool.

Arie Shivek's Amsterdam only led 44-40 more than three minutes into the second half but then blew the game wide open.

Avis Wyatt tipped in a Peter van Paassen miss and Teddy Gipson followed with a lay-up and a jump shot at the start of an 11-1 surge.

By the end of the quarter, the Amsterdammers had a 69-54 lead and in the final frame they went in front by as many as 23 before cruising to victory.

Amsterdam hit nine of 20 (45%) from long range with Greene four of seven (57.1%).

Gennady Zelenskiy finished with 21 points for Samara.


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