EWE Baskets Too Strong For Timisoara

04 December 2012
12. Robin Smeulders (EWE Baskets)
Robin Smeulders had 11 points as EWE Baskets ended BC Timisoara's chances of making the Last 16

BC Timisoara's hopes of a place in the last 16 of the EuroChallenge are now slim after they ran into the EWE Baskets buzz-saw, losing 76-66 to the Group F leaders.

The Romanians now need EWE Baskets to beat Körmend next week and at the same time have to beat Szolnoki by at least 23 points in order to advance in a three-team tie.

Timisoara certainly put up a fight, holding EWE Baskets scoreless through the first five minutes as they took an 11-0 lead on Bogdan Popescu's lay-up.

But a 13-0 spurt that ran into the second quarter would bring EWE Baskets all the way back to take a 24-18 lead on Julius Jenkins' jump-shot.

However, it took a while to shake off the hosts, who used a 10-2 run to level it at 32 on Ivan Jelenic's three-pointer before half-time.

The visitors began to ease through the gears in the second half, with back-to-back baskets from Jenkins making it 47-36 late in the third quarter. 

Timisoara would come back one more time, with Zlatko Jovanovic's three-pointer making it 55-52 early in the fourth quarter, but EWE Baskets soon quelled that rebellion and saw it out to the finish. 

Paulding led the victors with 15 points while Jenkins had 14, and Robin Smeulders 11. 

Popescu had 14 points for Timisoara while Jovanovic, Jelenic, and Robert Sarovic had 11 each.


12.12.2012 - EUROCHALLENGE
11.12.2012 - EUROCHALLENGE
11.12.2012 - EUROCHALLENGE
10.12.2012 - EUROCHALLENGE
06.12.2012 - EUROCHALLENGE

Follow Us On Twitter

Like Us On Facebook

Deurne, BEL
Limassol, CYP
Tbilisi, GEO
Timisoara, ROU
Pitesti, ROU
Ventspils, LAT
Nicosia, CYP
Oldenburg, GER
Medias, ROU
Gravelines, FRA
Holon, ISR
Dijon, FRA
Joensuu, FIN
Nicosia, CYP
Yuzhny, UKR
Körmend, HUN
Samara, RUS
Novo Mesto, SLO
Norrköping, SWE
Aalst, BEL
Levallois, FRA
Izmir, TUR
Nancy, FRA
Södertälje, SWE
Szolnok, HUN
Bursa, TUR
Minsk, BLR