PO Antwerp Giants Stay In Hunt



32. Anthony Dobbins (JDA Dijon), 14. Maxime De Zeeuw (PO Antwerp Giants)
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.


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