2014-15Regular SeasonRound 8
December 03, 2014 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 SLEUYTER ARENA
Game-hero Echenique wins a thriller for Ostend

Gregory Echenique made last-second free throws, lifting Telenet Ostend to a dramatic 84-82 win over Artland Dragons Quackenbrueck and improving its chances to advance to the Last 32. The Belgian champ moved to 4-4 in the third place of Group B standings, while Dragons are eliminated as they dropped to 1-7. The visitors spent most of three quarter with the lead, but four consecutive triples to start the fourth quarter, two by Quentin Serron, put Ostend up 72-69. The game went down to the wire, and with score tied at 82-82 both teams had multiple possessions to go in front, but it was Echenique who fought hard on the offensive glass and got the foul line to win it for the hosts. Serron finished with 20 points, John Prince netted 18 on 4 of 5 from three-point range, and game- hero Echenique had 10 points and 6 rebounds. Dusan Djordjevic had 9 points and 7 assists in victory, while Anthony King scored 14 for the Dragons. Dennis Horner and Antonio Graves scored 12 apiece in defeat.

Brandon Thomas hit back-to-back from long range in an early 0-11 run that put the Dragons up 7-15. Horner and Prince traded triples, and Pierre-Antoine Gillet had a put-back to cut into the deficit, but King made sure the visitors remain in front 19-24 after the first quarter. King scored 8 more points to start the second, and extend the lead to 25-33, but Prince nailed three three-pointers, and had a fastbreak dunk during a 13-2 run for 38-35. But Artland Dragons had a strong finish to the half, with layups from Thomas and Horner, and the team going 6 of 6 from the foul line for 42-47 halftime lead.

Wes Wilkinson and Serron helped Ostend re-take the lead at the start of the third. The visitors answered with three-pointers from David Holston and Graves, but Serron and Prince got Ostend back in front, 54-53. Basket were few and far between, with Horner making a basket-plus-free throw for the visitors, and Holston hit a jumper, then added a last-second triple to make it 59-65 after three quarters. Gillet started the fourth with a triple for the hosts, Serron followed with a pair, and Wilkinson also hit from long range for 72-69. The visitors quickly recovered, Lawrence Hill had a dunk, before Bastian Doreth and Graves hit three-pointers for 78-77. A basket-plus-foul from Andreas Seiferth put the visitors in front, but Echenique tied it at 82-82 from close range with under 2 minutes to go, before the same player caught an offensive rebound, drew a foul, and sank both free throws in the final second of the game, winning it for Ostend.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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Referees: PAPAPETROU, PETROS; ROMANO, DAVID; MITROVSKI, IGOR
Attendance: 1109 (Tentative)
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Telenet Ostend19231725
Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck24231817
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Telenet Ostend19425984
Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck24476582
Telenet Ostend
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BERGGREN, JARED 14:57 2 0/2   2/6 2 2 4       1   3 3 1
5 SERRON, QUENTIN 30:34 20 4/6 3/4 3/4   4 4 1 2 2     3 4 22
6 ECHENIQUE, GREGORY 25:03 10 3/4   4/4 3 3 6 1 1 2     3 2 14
8 MUYA, GUY 5:27 2 0/2   2/2 1 1 2             2 4
9 MARNEGRAVE, NIELS 13:58 8 3/4   2/4   1 1 1   1       4 10
11 WILKINSON, WES 23:58 7 1/2 1/3 2/2   2 2 2   3     2 1 4
12 GILLET, PIERRE ANTOINE 16:02 7 2/2 1/2   1 1 2 1   1     4   4
13 SALUMU, JEAN 4:36                         1   -1
14 PONITKA, MATEUSZ 19:19 1   0/1 1/2   5 5 1   1     2 2 4
15 BOUKICHOU, KHALID DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 DJORDJEVIC, DUSAN 26:02 9 2/4 0/2 5/5   5 5 7   4     1 5 17
23 PRINCE, JOHN 20:04 18 3/10 4/5   2 1 3 2 4 3 1 1 4 3 15
Team                     1         -1
Totals 200:00 84 18/36 9/17 21/29 9 25 34 16 7 18 2 1 23 26 93
        50% 52.9% 72.4%
Head coach: GJERGJA, DARIO
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 McCRAY, DAVID 19:38 4 0/2 1/3 1/2   4 4 2 2 2   1 3 3 4
6 KING, ANTHONY 18:44 14 4/8   6/7 1   1 1         2 5 14
9 SCHWARTZ, TIM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 DORETH, BASTIAN 22:42 8   2/4 2/2   2 2 2 1       3 2 10
11 HOLSTON, DAVID 16:43 8 1/1 2/3   1   1 5   1     5 1 8
12 SEIFERTH, ANDREAS 21:16 9 3/7   3/3   3 3 2 1 5     3 3 6
13 GRUNHEID, GUIDO 6:39     0/1     1 1       1   1    
14 THOMAS, BRANDON 24:50 11 1/3 2/5 3/3   1 1 1   2   1 1 1 5
22 GRAVES, ANTONIO 20:57 12 2/5 2/2 2/2 1 5 6 2 2 4     3 2 14
24 HILL, LAWRENCE 18:54 4 2/3 0/1     1 1           1 1 3
31 HORNER, DENNIS 15:04 12 2/5 1/1 5/5   1 1           2 3 11
33 TOPPERT, CHAD 14:33   0/1 0/2   1   1   1       3 1 -3
Team           2   2               2
Totals 200:00 82 15/35 10/22 22/24 6 18 24 15 7 14 1 2 27 22 74
        42.9% 45.5% 91.7%
Head coach: McCOY, TYRON

Head Coaches

GJERGJA, DARIO
Telenet Ostend
"I have to congratulate my players for the effort. I have to be honest that we did not play a good game. as it the pressure of having to win? I don't know. I am happy to win against this very good team. Their 1-7 record is not representative for Artland and if you look at their games, they lost a lot of games very close. I am happy with this win after a not a great game."
McCOY, TYRON
Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck
"I thought we played well enough to win tonight. We had our chances and I could even say we deserved to win. We were ready for this game and showed a lot of character. We had an opportunity to win on the road against a good team. Unfortunately, down the stretch we have to learn to make the right decisions. But as far as tonight, I am satisfied because we had a good performance. You can only ask your players to play hard and they did."
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