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FIBA EuroCup Challenge: It's all still open - Mar 22, 2007

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It's not over yet! The 85-83 victory of Keravnos against Samara for the first leg of the FIBA EuroCup Challenge finals may not give a big advantage to the Cypriot team but does give them hope for the second match in Russia in a week (29/3). Patrick Lee's two free-throws in dead time gave the win to the Strovolos side.

The game that took place in Nicosia (22/3) was a thriller from beginning to end. Both teams were close by in the score with Keravnos keeping a small lead of around 3-5 points through-out the game.

The biggest lead for Keravnos came little before the end of the first period (21-13, +8) while Samara managed to create a 3 point lead 65-68 with 6 minutes to the end of the match.

In the final stages of the game it was Koul and Makanda who kept Keravnos alive with some crucial baskets with the home team coming back from 79-81 to make it 85-83 which was the final score.

Alexander Koul (215-C-75) was the MVP of the game with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Three other players of Keravnos also had a great game. Patrick Lee scored 19 points and gathered 8 rebounds; Victor King made 18 points and 8 assists while Panagiotis Trisokkas scored 15 points and gathered 8 rebounds.

From Samara it was Nikita Shabalkin (204-F-86) who created the most trouble to Keravnos with his 25 points and 13 rebounds. Giorgos Diamantopoulos scored 18 points.

Keravnos had the support of approximately 1000 fans.

Periods: 23-22, 39-39, 63-63, 85-83
Keravnos: Trisokkas 15, Makanda 8 (1), Anastasiadis 2, Erjavec, Lee 19 (3), King 18 (1), Koul 21, Kosanovic, Mijajlovic 2.
Samara: Gibbs 15 (3), Ulyanko, Voronov 7, Shabalkin 25 (13 rebounds), Zelenskiy 3 (1), Cook 13 (4), Diamantopoulos 18 (2), Osipov 2

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FIBA Europe's new competition EuroChallenge is set up. Today the teams found out their opponents in the first qualifying round. The draw was held in Berlin, Germany as well as EuroCup and Euroleague draws. The winner and runner-up of EuroChallenge will earn the right to play in the EuroCup next season. Eight teams qualified directly to the first qualifying round.   [read more] All-EuroCup Challenge Awards - Apr 4, 2007 (by Eurobasket )

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CSK-VSS Samara wins the cup !!! - Mar 29, 2007 (by Eurobasket )

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