After a creditable second half suffered Ostend only a driepunten-defeat against Salumu and co. Varese has with that 70-73-score, of course, the best paper for a ticket in the semi-finals of the FIBA Europe Cup.
Yes, the former Oostendenaars Jean Salumu and Dominique Archie were in the Italian base. And that Ostend is immediately encountered. After 18” driepunterde Archie after assist from Salumu. The American repeated it a little later. When Salumu halfway through the third minute a bonusvrijworp after his tweepunter converted, dismissed the scoreboard arid 0-10 figures. Kesteloot swept the vrijworplijn the Sandline zero after error of his comrade Salumu. Varese remained the Ostend basket bomb. First three times Archie, then Scrubb and Tambone. That resulted in 12-21-figures after 8 minutes.
Kesteloot, Fieler and Mwema walked up to 19-21 but when was Buysschaert already wailing out. The promising center had his right ankle sprained, and there is fear of a crack of a iigament. Physiotherapist Jos Desmet and teammate TJ Williams supported him to the bank. The terrain remained the Oostendenaars yet to 26-30 in the footsteps of the Italians. Then pushed Avramovic and co to 28-40. Salumu’s bomb increased the deficit to thirteen units: 30-43. The West-Flemish members in that second quarter six dispossessions.
The keys strike on end of both defenses in the third-party company. Oostende (1 to 6) and Varese (1 to 7) , their actions are so weak that the 33-43-rustscore after five minutes only to 37-45 climbed. When had Salumu already his fourth mistake, a technical after a non-correct contact Mwema. His coach called him to the bank. Fieler, Williams, and Mwema milderden from 39-48 to 50-54 at the half hour. Lasisi opened the fourth quarter with the aansluitingstreffer: 52-40. Bombs from the duo Scrubb-Tambone shake the Oostendenaars again (52-60). After a deliberate error on the part of Djurisic placed Avramovic again a gap of ten pieces (52-62) on the board. Eight points in a row Williams forced Varese to 60-64 to a new time-out. Salumu stepped again between the lines but Fieler brought the home team to 65-64, for the first time in the lead. Still 4’05” on the clock. Cain and Scrubb said quickly: 65-69. Kesteloot took one vrijworp still 66-69 on the board but driepunterpogingen of Schwartz (2) and Williams (1) did not result in the equalizer. Oostende lost with 70-73 against Varese. Next Wednesday following the second leg in the north of Italy.