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Szolnoki Sneak By On The Road

03.12.2013

EUROCHALLENGE

4. Péter Lóránt (Hungary)
Hungarian international Péter Lóránt got Szolnoki home with his late game-winner

Peter Lorant scored the game-winner with 14 seconds left as Szolnoki Olaj grabbed a 78-76 road victory at Rilski Sportist in Group H.

Lorant collected 22 points and 12 rebounds as Szolnoki improved to 3-1 in the group with Justin Holliday adding 17 points and Chris Oliver scoring 16.

Rilski dropped to 1-3 despite Darin Ivanov hitting for 20 points, including the game-tying three-pointer with 29 seconds left. Vernon Taylor added 18 points while Austin Calhoun and Sean Barnette both had 13 points in the loss.

Olaj opened a 15-8 lead in the first quarter before the hosts went on a 7-0 run to knot the game at 15. Olaj were up 19-18 after one period.

The second quarter went back and forth with Szolnoki leading by five points and Rilski's biggest advantage being the half-time score - 40-36.

Szolnoki stormed out of the second half to take back the lead and Holliday scored five points in an 8-0 run to open a 57-48 cushion, which was 59-52 after three quarters.

Rilski used a 9-2 run in the fourth to tie the game at 63 and it remained close with Ivanov evening the game at 76, setting up for Lorant's heroics.


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