BCM Gravelines cruised past already eliminated Belfius Mons Hainaut 53-85 on Tuesday. Gravelines improved to 6-2 in at least a share of the first place in Group D, and is on the verge of clinching a place in the Last 32, while Belfius Mons dropped to 1-7 in the last place. Gravelines took the lead for good half-way through the first quarter, before using a 2-17 run in the second to pull away to 22-43 and it never looked back. Ousmane Camara, John Holland and Juby Johnson all netted 14 points, with Johnson’s coming in less than 11 minutes on 4 of 5 three-point shooting. Marcus Lewis had 13 points plus 7 rebounds, and Jonathan Rousselle netted 11 in victory. Jason Love collected 16 points plus 7 rebounds for the hosts, and Monwell Randle netted 11 in defeat.
The hosts went in front first in the early going, as 5 points apiece from Monwell and Robert Vaden, including each hitting a three-pointer, made it 10-8. But a three-pointer from Johnson sparked a 2-12 run, and Yannick Bokolo had a layup, then a steal for Holland’s fastbreak dunk, as Gravelines went on to a 12-20 lead after 10 minutes. Lorenzo Giancaterino and Monwell nailed triples for the hosts, but Johnson and Rousselle hit back-to-back from downtown for Gravelines early in the second. Another triple from Johnson made it 20-29, before the visitors strung together 14 points. Rousselle had a layup and a triple, and Marcus Lewis contributed with 5 points, including a basket-plus-foul. Gravelines held 28-47 at halftime, but increased it to 32-58 in the third thanks to a triple from Cyril Akpomedah and 5 points from Holland. Guy Muya and Talor Battle tried to get Belfius Mns going, but more baskets from Lewis, Rousselle, Akpomedah, and a triple from Hugo Dumortier, made it 37-68 after three quarters. With game out of reach, it was 45-79 midway through the fourth quarter, as Gravelines closed out the game.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013