Cancel

Moore Free-Throws Give Keravnos Narrow Win

15 November 2011
EUROCHALLENGE

Pau Lacq Orthez suffered last-minute heartbreak in the EuroChallenge on Tuesday night as Keravnos scraped an 85-83 win in France.

Having trailed in the Group H game by 11 early in the second half, the hosts battled back.

Their fans, having watched the team struggle in France's top flight, began to hope for an unlikely victory when Orthez went on an 8-1 run, capped by two Teddy Gipson free-throws, to knot the game at 83-83 with 41 seconds to go.

Jean-Frederic Morency of Orthez fouled Marcus Moore and the 1.98m Keravnos point guard sank both attempts.

There was still time to make a potential game-tying, or game-winning shot so Pau called a timeout.

When play resumed, the ball ended up in the hands of Gipson but he was off target and the visitors from Cyprus celebrated a narrow win.

Keravnos, beaten at home by Artland last week, improved to 1-1 while Orthez dropped to 0-2.

William Hatcher had a game-high 19 points for Keravnos while Gipson's 15 led the hosts.

RELATED NEWS

16.12.2011 - EUROCHALLENGE
13.12.2011 - EUROCHALLENGE
12.12.2011 - BASKETBALL IN EUROPE
09.12.2011 - EUROCHALLENGE
08.12.2011 - BASKETBALL IN EUROPE

Follow Us On Twitter

Like Us On Facebook

Mechelen, BEL
Traiskirchen, AUT
Tbilisi, GEO
Quakenbrück, GER
Mariupol, UKR
Minsk, BLR
Krasnoyarsk, RUS
Ivano-Frankivsk, UKR
Nizhny Novgorod, RUS
Istanbul, TUR
Göttingen, GER
Pardubice, CZE
Prostejov, CZE
Ventspils, LAT
Zagreb, CRO
Cluj - Napoca, ROU
Chalon-sur-Saone, FRA
Nicosia, CYP
Oldenburg, GER
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ESP
Nicosia, CYP
Yuzhny, UKR
Samara, RUS
Le Mans, FRA
Sofia, BUL
Fuenlabrada, ESP
Norrköping, SWE
Aalst, BEL
Edirne, TUR
Izmir, TUR
Roanne, FRA
Tbilisi, GEO
Vladivostok, RUS
St. Petersburg, RUS
Szolnok, HUN
Tampere, FIN
Oostende, BEL
Lyubertsy, RUS
Ankara, TUR
Leiden, NED