Artland Dragons Knock Wels Out Of EuroChallenge


Artland Dragons ended the EuroChallenge dreams of WBC Raiffeisen Wels with a 79-68 win in Germany.

Winners of three straight in the competition before the contest, WBC needed one more victory to finish second in Group G but were instead pipped to the runners-up spot by Antwerp, who defeated Tartu Rock in Estonia earlier on Tuesday night.

Wels and Antwerp finished 3-3 but the Belgians enjoyed a +4 goal differential in their two meetings and thus advanced to the Last 16 ahead of the Austrians.

Leading 61-57 with 6:12 remaining, Artland got a three-pointer from Nathan Peavy.

After Davor Lamesic replied with a lay-up for WBC, Darren Fenn scored four points in a 6-0 run that gave the German club a 70-59 lead.

The Dragons went in front by 16 points before easing to a 79-68 triumph.

Artland, who finished first in Group G with a 5-1 record, dominated the boards.

They out-rebounded WBC 45-21.

Charles Lee had 12 rebounds to go with his four points and Peavy pulled down nine boards.

Ronald Ross scored 17 and Folarin Campbell 15 in the win.

For WBC, Trenton Meacham poured in 19 points.

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