Strasbourg tops shorthanded Oldenburg to win Group E

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Giannis Askounis

19/Dec/23 22:00

A confident display for SIG Strasbourg leads directly to the Round of 16 of the Basketball Champions League

By Eurohoops Team/

Task completed for SIG Strasbourg by overpowering EWE Baskets Oldenburg in Rhenus Sport.

The team guided by Massimo Cancellieri held on for the win, 85-77, and the top seed in Group E of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season.

Packing 14 of his 19 points in the second half, Phil Booth emerged with a team-high efficiency rating of 20. The two-time NCAA champion with Villanova additionally tallied six assists, three rebounds, and one steal. Quinton Hooker threw in 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, and one steal. Injured Leo Cavaliere and Sofiane Briki were out.

Despite leading in double-digits for a large stretch of the second half, the advantage was reduced to four points in the final seconds of the Gameday 6 contest. The comeback bid fell short and the French side instead went up to 4-2 and topped the group, earning a spot in Group I of the Round of 16 alongside Unicaja.

The finishing record was 2-4 for Pedro Calles, narrowly shy of getting a second chance to advance to the Round of 16 through the Play-Ins. Geno Crandall netted 23 points, a new individual best in the 2023-24 campaign, but will not continue in the Champions League.

Brekkott Chapman, Max Di Leo, Kyle Foster, Charles Manning Jr., Deane Williams, and Alen Pjanic on the sidelines largely prompted the signing of Chaundee Brown Jr. on Monday. However, the 25-year-old guard was ineligible to play against his previous team.

Postgame press conference

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League

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