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Group:  A | 12.11.2013, 20:30h
Group:  A | 12.11.2013, 20:30h
64-65
9 - 1612 - 620 - 1823 - 25
9 - 1612 - 620 - 1823 - 25
Venue: Rakvere (EST) |
Spectators: 600 |
Referees: Neil Wilkinson (ENG), Alessandro Martolini (ITA), Vladyslav Isachenko (UKR)

GAME REPORT


Harris Wins Thriller For Dijon

21. Andre Harris (JDA Dijon)
Andre Harris was the hero for JDA Dijon, hitting the game-winning shot to bring up his 22nd point of the night

Andre Harris hit a three-pointer with 11 seconds left to lift Dijon to a thrilling 65-64 victory over Rakvere Tarvas in EuroChallenge Group A.

It capped a 10-3 charge to the finish for the visitors as they staved off the threat of a second consecutive loss in the competition in dramatic fashion.

Tarvas led 61-54 on a Gregory Jenkins lay-up with 2:55 to go but Ferdinand Prenom completed a three-point play from the line and, after Silver Leppik could only split a pair of free throws, Terrance Campbell sank a big three that made it 62-60 with 2:14 left.

Maris Laksa missed a three in reply for Tarvas and it proved crucial with shots bouncing clear at both ends before Harris tied it with a jumper one minute from time.

Leppik restored Tarvas' lead with a jump shot 23 seconds later but after Jenkins blocked Mykal Riley's lay-up, Anthony Dobbins scooped up the offensive rebound and Dijon worked the ball for Harris to put up the three.

There was time for Laksa to try a late three to win it for Tarvas, but it was off target and Prenom grabbed the loose ball to start Dijon celebrations.

Harris finished with 22 points while Prenom had 14 with eight rebounds.

Leppik led Tarvas with 14 while Jenkins had 12 points with 14 rebounds.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: Rakvere Tarvas vs. JDA Dijon

Dijon Basket Head Coach Jean-Louis Borg
"My team was not ready to play this game. We will not remember this game's score but only that we won this game. I know also that one good player (Rait Keerles) was injured and missing in Tarvas and I hope he will help them soon. Also the fans are great in Rakvere - during the game they showed respect to both teams.

Dijon Basket Player Mykal Riley
"We're happy for the win but not so happy with how we played. We have to work and try to get better."

Rakvere Tarvas Head Coach Andres Sober
"Congratulations to Dijon for the win. I just have to say that they have got a strong team and I knew before the game that it will not be easy evening for us. I`m very proud of my guys because they played a good game and really surprised me today - after the first quarter, in halftime, after the third quarter..."

Rakvere Tarvas Player Mihkel Kurg
"When our playmaker Giedrius Gustas was fouled out four minutes before the final siren we were just headless. Dijon made a few easy baskets and finally won the game."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

34.3%

24/70
FG
M/A

36.4%

24/66

44.7%

17/38
FG2P
M/A

41.9%

18/43

21.9%

7/32
FG3P
M/A

26.1%

6/23

75.0%

9/12
FT
M/A

55.0%

11/20

44

10/34
RT
RO/RD

46

11/35

11

AS

10

14

TO

15

3

ST

3

2

BS

3

24

PF

16

64

Pts

65

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