A new attendance record has been broken for a basketball game in Belgium with 15,500 spectators turning out on Saturday night for a domestic league game between EuroChallenge clubs Antwerp Giants and Okapi Aalstar.
Eight teams rose to the occasion, to a bigger or lesser extent, on the final day of the Regular Season and claimed the last remaining tickets to the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge.
Conscious of the importance of the occasion to their respective teams, many a player delivered outstanding performances on the final day of EuroChallenge Regular Season action.
Antwerp Giants turned on the style in the fourth quarter to record a convincing 93-74 win over Hapoel Holon in Group H of the EuroChallenge, but it was not enough to get them into the Last 16.
PO ANTWERP GIANTS
Kapoenenweg 7/302, 2800 Mechelen, BEL
+32 (3) 314 16 12
+32 (3) 314 67 12
President: Roger Roels
General Manager: Leo De Rycke
Press contact: Patrick Ceulemans