Cancel
Group:  C | 04.11.2014, 20:30h
Group:  C | 04.11.2014, 20:30h
94-59
20 - 1738 - 1117 - 1519 - 16
20 - 1738 - 1117 - 1519 - 16
Venue: Aalst (BEL) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Haydn Jones (WAL), Nikolaos Somos (GRE), Mehdi Difallah (FRA)

GAME REPORT


Okapi Open With Rout Of Skyliners

11. Thomas Dreesen (Okapi Aalstar)
Thomas Dreesen was the top-scorer for Okapi Aalstar against Fraport Skyliners

Okapi Aalstar used a huge second quarter to set up a 94-59 rout of Fraport Skyliners in their Group C opener in the EuroChallenge.

Okapi outscored the visitors 38-11 in the second period, effectively ending the game as a contest before they cruised through the second half.

An early 9-0 run had suggested Okapi were in a mood to run away with this one as they built a 13-4 lead, but this time the Skyliners rallied, tying it at 15-15 after a 7-0 burst highlighted by Sean Armand's three.

But Okapi did not make the same mistake again. When they took control in the second period, they stayed out in front and never looked back.

Thomas Dreesen hit back-to-back threes early in the second period, making it 33-22, and they continued to pull away.

The lead hit 39 when another Dreesen three made it 82-43 with 6:44 to go, and Okapi then eased up to the finish.

Dreesen finished with 22 points, making 6-of-9 from deep, while Jason Clark added 20.

Armand led the Skyliners with 15 points.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: Okapi Aalstar vs. Fraport Skyliners

Gordon Herbert, Fraport Skyliners Head Coach
"It was a great performance from Aalstar in the second quarter. They moved the ball very well and found the open man. They ran and we couldn't stop them. In the second half we tried to play inside but turned the ball over too much. My team was taller, but Aalstar was tougher."

 

Johannes Voigtmann, Fraport Skyliners
"Especially in the first half we didn't play as a team. Okapi showed a great performance in offence. We didn't execute well in offence and scored only 28 points before the break. We lost by 36 points, all the credit goes to Aalstar."

 

Brad Dean, Okapi Aalstar Head Coach
"We continued the same way we played in the league. There was no step back for this EuroChallenge game. I spread the minutes around and all my players executed very well. Also the young guys did a great job. We played hard and with confidence."

 

Lee Cummard, Okapi Aalstar
"We started focused and were ready for their size. We played hard in defence and they let us run so we could exploit our offensive power. The coach rotated well, gave the young guys some minutes and got some rest for the big guys."

Accumulated statistics

55.4%

36/65
FG
M/A

35.0%

21/60

61.5%

24/39
FG2P
M/A

39.5%

17/43

46.2%

12/26
FG3P
M/A

23.5%

4/17

90.9%

10/11
FT
M/A

76.5%

13/17

25

5/20
RT
RO/RD

29

9/20

21

AS

7

13

TO

23

6

ST

8

4

BS

1

18

PF

16

94

Pts

59

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