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Group:  B | 09.12.2009, 18:30h
Group:  B | 09.12.2009, 18:30h
81-66
28 - 2013 - 1722 - 1418 - 15
28 - 2013 - 1722 - 1418 - 15
Venue: Nicosia (CYP) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Dragan Neskovic (SRB), Doru Vinasi (ROU), Vladimir Tsekov (BUL)

GAME REPORT


Apoel Knock Down EiffelTowers

Apoel Nicosia beat EiffelTowers Den Bosch for their second EuroChallenge victory in a row.

Lewis Hopkins poured in 20 points and Wykeen Kelly scored 11 while also pulling down 11 rebounds for Apoel (2-1) in an 81-66 Group H victory over the Dutch outfit.

Important blows were landed early in the third quarter after a Jerome Beasley hook shot for EiffelTowers had trimmed the home side's advantage to 45-42.

Hopkins responded by sinking two free-throws and then making a lay-up to start a 9-2 Apoel run which left the Cypriot club with a 54-44 advantage.

The team from the Netherlands tried to keep the game close.

Kees Akerboom's three-ball trimmed the deficit to 56-49 with 3:29 to go in the third quarter.

Apoel answered with Kelly connecting from behind the arc and Milan Dozet making four straight free-throws for a 63-49 lead.

EiffelTowers got no closer than 10 points the rest of the way.

Apoel finished nine of 29 (31%) from behind the arc compared to Den Bosch's six of 24 (25%).

From two-point range, the hosts were 21 of 39 (53.8%) while EiffelTowers made 19 of 45 (42.2%).

The Dutch team is 1-2.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Apoel vs. EiffelTowers Den Bosch

EiffelTowers oach, Donald Beck:

"We played well in the first quarter; the third quarter was crucial and the game was decided then. We could have trimmed the difference down a bit. We will try to do a better job next time."

EiffelTowers player, Dean Oliver:

"The second half was crucial. APOEL were aggressive and we have to give them credit. They made a lot of big shots and they kept the lead in the second half."

APOEL coach, Christos Stylianides:

I want to congratulate both teams. We controlled the game for the biggest part of the game. In the first half we lost a lot of rebounds but in the second half we corrected our mistakes. All games are hard and we still have to work hard."

APOEL player, Gerben Van Dorpe:

"The second half was the most important for us. We lost a lot of rebounds in the first half. In the second half we became more aggressive on defense. We will keep working hard."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

44.1%

30/68
FG
M/A

36.2%

25/69

53.8%

21/39
FG2P
M/A

42.2%

19/45

31.0%

9/29
FG3P
M/A

25.0%

6/24

92.3%

12/13
FT
M/A

66.7%

10/15

40

11/29
RT
RO/RD

44

17/27

12

AS

9

6

TO

10

4

ST

1

2

BS

0

18

PF

19

81

Pts

66

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