Thanks to a fantastic return in the fourth quarter and cool three-pointers in extra time, Ostend recorded its first win (85-87) of this Champions League campaign on the grounds of Estonia’s champions, Kalev/Cramo Tallinn.
After Bratanovic’s opening lay-up, the Estonians took control of the match. Ostend almost completely wiped out a first deficit (28-19) thanks to a 0-8 run. However, Lewis rolled up his sleeves again giving Tallinn the maximum lead at 46-33. Tallinn scored a lot of three-pointers from the corner.
At the half hour Tallinn felt confident at 65-53. Resilience, however, is a hallmark of the Sea Captains who bit by bit nibbled at that backlog of a dozen units. On an assist from Booth, Randolph forced an extension at 75-75. In it, Djordjevic (mix of two-pointer, free throw and bomb) and Booth (bomb) gave a 78-84 lead. Two three-pointers from Kitsing again resulted in a tie. Melson gave the Estonians the lead at the free-throw line, but Booth’s bomb three seconds from the end was decisive. (rpo)
FILOU OSTEND: (33 out of 67 including 9 out of 21 three-pointers, 12 out of 18 free throws, 21 errors) RANDOLPH 3-7-0, BOOTH 5-0-3, BRATANOVIC 8-7-0, DJORDJEVIC 0-10-6, GILLET 0-5 -0, Buysse 2-2-0, van der Vuurst 5-5-0, Buysschaert 4-2-0, Jantunen 8-0-3, Troisfontaines 0-2-0.
quartz: 25-19, 21-16, 19-18, 10-22, 10-12.