By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
In control only in the bottom end of the fourth quarter, SIG Strasbourg secured the win, 83-78, against CBet in Antalya Sports Arena on Tuesday.
Leo Cavaliere tallied 18 points, Chaundee Brown Jr. added 17 points, and Phil Booth followed with 16 points in the Quarterfinals of the Basketball Champions League Qualification Round.
Besides the go-ahead free throw and a key defensive effort in crunch time, experienced Paul Lacombe chipping in nine points, eight rebounds, four assists, and two steals generated a team-high efficiency rating of 18. The Lithuanian side did not trail until the last 5:11 of the game, but Strahinja Micovic dropping 19 points was not enough for the upset.
The French club must win two more games in Turkey to extend the streak from the inaugural edition of the BCL and participate in the Regular Season for the eighth year in a row.
Up next for Strasbourg is Ironi Hai Motors Ness Ziona. The Israeli team blew out Finland’s Karhu, 92-56, to advance. Dusty Hannahs ended up with 21 points, Jerome Meyinsse piled up 17 points, and Demonte Harper threw in 14 points in the dominating display.
Poland’s Legia Warszawa beat Switzerland’s Fribourg Olympic 70-59. Fribourg managed to get a win in the Pre-Qualifiers, however, Legia proved too much for them.
Aric Holman with 14 points and Christian Vital with 13 led a balanced effort for the winning side which got an 18-13 lead in the first quarter and never lost it after that. Roberto Kovac had 14 points for Fribourg.
In the last quarterfinal, the Spanish team Obradoiro did not have any problems against Mornar from Montenegro. The ACB team destroyed the ABA team 90-56. It was all over by halftime when Obradoiro had a big 56-23 lead that sealed the deal with Jordan Howard scoring 20 points on 6/6 threes.
The Semifinals will be contested on Thursday with the winners confronting each other for a ticket to the Regular Season on Saturday.
The surviving team will complete Group E of the Regular Season alongside Turkey’s Pinar Karsiyaka, Belgium’s Filou Oostende, and Germany’s EWE Baskets Oldenburg.
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