|Lens Aboudou provided 13 points in JDA Dijon's blowout win over Tarvas|
JDA Dijon led from wire-to-wire in an 80-47 blowout at home over Rakvere Tarvas to move a step closer to the Last 16 from Group A.
Malela Mutale's 14 points paced Dijon, who improved to 3-2 in the group, while Lens Aboudou had 13 points, Andre Harris scored 12 and Antoine Mendy added 11.
Tarvas were eliminated from the Last 16 with a 1-4 record despite Rait Keerles scoring 14 points and Giedrius Gustas chipping in 13.
The game was even at 2-2 when Dijon went on a 14-0 run for a 16-2 lead. The cushion was up to 20 points - 27-7 - just before the end of the first quarter, which ended with the hosts ahead 27-9.
Tarvas scored the first six points of the second quarter and cut the deficit down to 10 at 30-20.
But the Dijon advantage was 41-24 at half-time.
The hosts wasted no time in putting away Tarvas in the second half, increasing the lead to 27 points midway through the third quarter at 55-28. After 30 minutes, the lead was 61-34.
Rakvere were never able to make a dent in the score as Dijon continued to increase their lead, up to 33 points late in the game.
JDA Dijon Basket Player Andre Harris
"It was an important game tonight with an important start. The team was ready to play versus Rakvere. It was the game of the last chance for them. We're now ready to go to Den Bosch to play our biggest game and be qualified."
JDA Dijon Basket Head Coach Jean-Louis Borg
"Making a good start game is important to facilitate the game. Producing a fast game was intelligent to cope with their zone. With this game, we used many substitutions. A good thing is to be focused serenely on the next games."
Rakvere Tarvas Head Coach Andres Sober
"Dijon played very good tonight, with good defence. Their guys were too strong guys for us tonight. Without our best player, it was to difficult to win the game. It's our second appearance in the EuroChallenge, so we are continuing to learn."