|Maxime De Zeeuw (right) has continued a good string of form, finishing with 19 points and 10 rebounds in his team's Tuesday victory|
Maxime De Zeeuw's double-double paced five players in double figures as PO Antwerp Giants cruised to an 81-59 victory at home over JDA Dijon in Group A of the EuroChallenge.
De Zeeuw collected 19 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in helping Antwerp improve their record to 2-2. Frank Turner had 12 points, Barry Stewart scored 11 and Jean-Marc Mwema and Benjamin Simons both added 10.
Zacherie Moss paced Dijon with 11 points while Anthony Dobbins scored 10 as the French side dropped to 2-2.
Dijon went ahead 4-2 before the Giants used a 12-0 run to take a double-digit lead. The gap was 13 points at 19-6 in the first quarter. De Zeeuw scored 12 points in the first quarter in building a 28-12 lead after 10 minutes.
The cushion increased to 18 at 33-15 and the hosts were ahead 47-34 at intermission.
Antwerp's lead was 11 when Simons scored five in an 11-3 run to increase the cushion to 67-48 after three quarters.
The hosts did not let up in the fourth quarter, pushing the lead to 24 and not allowing Dijon any closer than 20 the rest of the way.
Paul Vervaeck, coach of Antwerp Giants:
"This was a collective victory. Especially in defense and rebounding, we made the difference."
Jean-Louis Borg, coach of Dijon:
"This was an off day for us. We were constantly behind the curve. Apparently we cannot compete in two games a week."
Frank Turner, Antwerp Giants:
"This is an important victory. The road to the Last 16 is now open. Now we need to finish the job in the Lotto Arena."
Zacherie Moss, Dijon:
"Losing twice against Antwerp Giants hurts. However, they deserved the win. They were eager and we were nowhere."