Big Finish Earns Ewe Baskets Vital Win

21 February 2012

11. Adam  Chubb (EWE Baskets)
Perfect timing - Adam Chubb came up with a crucial block after a big  three-pointer by Hasbrouck

Kenneth Hasbrouck nailed a key three-pointer and Adam Chubb came up with a crucial block in the final seconds as EWE Baskets Oldenburg claimed an 82-80 win over Roanne Basket to keep the battle for qualification well and truly alive in EuroChallenge Group I.

In a game that stayed close throughout, the lead changed hands three times in the final 60 seconds after the hosts had rallied from seven points down in the final two and a half minutes.

Roanne had looked good for the win they needed to lock up qualification as they led 75-68 on Uchenna Nsonwu's lay-up.

But Ronald Burrell and then Robert Brown went to the line to cut the gap back to three, 75-72 before Mouloukou Diabate replied with a lay-up for the visitors.

Chubb's free-throws got it back to three and, after John Holland came up empty on a three-pointer, Brown hit a lay-up and then a pair of free throws to make it 78-77 in favour of the hosts with 48 seconds to go.

The lead flipped back to Roanne on a pair of free throws from Holland and Rashad Wright then split a pair to make it 80-78 24 ticks from time.

Cue Hasbrouck's three to put EWE Baskets on top once more, and after Diabate's lay-up was rejected by Chubb, Burrell split a pair of free throws two seconds from time to see the hosts home.

Brown finished with 23 points for the victors, while Rickey Paulding had 17, Burrell 13 and Hasbrouck 12.

Nsonwu had 22 points and nine rebounds in the losing cause for Roanne, while Holland collected 19 points and Wright 11.


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