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Cholet Can't Get Past Khimik

15 January 2008

A decisive 10-0 run in the fourth quarter propelled Khimik to an 82-77 victory at Cholet.

The French team had trailed 62-55 with just under four minutes remaining in the third quarter but mounted an impressive comeback.

Claude Marquis (Cholet Basket)
Claude Marquis led Cholet with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
Nando De Colo's lay-up gave the French a 69-67 advantage and their first lead since the start of the second half.

Martynas Mazeika then came up with the biggest shot of the game, burying a three-pointer to put the Ukrainian team ahead by one again.

Goran Cakic followed suit, hitting a three to take his points tally to 17 and both Sasa Bratic and Wykeen Kelly added lay-ups for a 77-69 lead.

Stunned Cholet weren't able to get back into the game and dropped to 1-3 in Group D while Khimik improved to 3-1.

Kelly had a game-high 20 points, Cakic poured in 19 and Bratic scored 18 for Khimik, who overcame 18 turnovers to win.

Khimik were good from long range, making 11 of 23 (47.8%).

Cholet got a team-high 18 points from Claude Marquis.

They made all 10 of their free throws but were just three of 13 (23%) from the arc.

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