Cancel
Group:  A | 08.11.2005, 18:00h
Group:  A | 08.11.2005, 18:00h
89-60
19 - 1817 - 1527 - 1626 - 11
19 - 1817 - 1527 - 1626 - 11
Venue: Mariupol (UKR) |
Spectators: 1700 |
Referees: Sreten Radovic (CRO), Martynas Gudas (LTU), Fedor Dmitriev (BLR)

GAME REPORT


El-Amin, Lishchuk Too Much As Azovmash Hammer Cholet

Khalid El-Amin exploded for 27 points and Ukrainian international Serhiy Lishchuk poured in 20 while also pulling down 13 rebounds as Azovmash Mariupol rolled to another EuroCup victory on Tuesday night, beating Cholet 89-60.

Azovmash outscored the French side 43-16 over the final 16 minutes en route to a comprehensive win - their second in three games in Group A.

The first quarter was a see-saw affair with neither team able to open more than a four-point lead and it ended with the Ukrainians in front at 19-18.

Azovmash twice opened seven-point leads in the second, but Wilson kept the French close at 36-33 at the half-time.

Said Bendriss scored with six minutes left in the third to pull Cholet to within 46-44, but Azovmash then took control.

They closed the quarter on a 17-5 run for a 63-49 advantage and the game was never in doubt after.

Oleksandr Skutyelnik chipped in 13 points for Azovmash, quarter-finalists in last season's FIBA Europe League.

Lamayne Wilson paced Cholet with 20 points, seven rebounds and three steals. But no other Cholet player scored in double figures.

The French were held to 35% shooting from the floor compared to Azovmash's blazing 53%.

El-Amin, who joined Azovmash from Besiktas, came into the contest averaging almost 20 points a contest.

He is shaping up to be quite an acquisition for the team as they challenge for honours.

El-Amin and company next host undefeated Dynamo St Petersburg, the winners of last season's FIBA Europe League, on November 15, looking to avenge their 77-72 defeat in Russia earlier in the competition.

The French side Cholet, meanwhile, have yet to win and desperately need a victory on November 15 when they host Romanian champions CSU Asesoft Ploiesti, who beat the French two weeks ago.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

53.2%

33/62
FG
M/A

35.0%

21/60

59.0%

23/39
FG2P
M/A

39.5%

15/38

43.5%

10/23
FG3P
M/A

27.3%

6/22

72.2%

13/18
FT
M/A

63.2%

12/19

35

11/24
RT
RO/RD

30

14/16

12

AS

9

8

TO

11

7

ST

5

0

BS

1

15

PF

18

89

Pts

60

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