BCM Gravelines Dunkerque used 0-14 run to start the fourth quarter, upsetting the host Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 79-85 on Wednesday night. Both teams now hold 1-2 record in a share of third place of Group J. Gravelines led for majority of the opening three quarters, but Sassari rallied to hold 59-57 lead to start the fourth quarter. However, led by Steven Gray, Marcus Lewis and John Holland, Gravelines scored 14 unanswered points to start the fourth, opening up 59-71 lead and never looked back. Gray paced the winners with 28 points, Lewis had 19 points plus 10 rebounds, while Holland finished with 18 points and 5 assists. Caleb Green netted 25 points for the hosts, Drake Diener added 22, while Drew Gordon collected 15 points plus 9 rebounds in defeat.
Gravelines got early three-pointers from Yakhouba Diawara and Gray, but Omar Thomas and Caleb Green fueled the hosts’ efforts. A triple from Marques Green and a basket-plus-foul apiece from Gordon and Thomas helped make it 17-10. But Gray and Cyril Akpomedah hit triples for the visitors, and Gray added a pair of close range buckets for 20-20 after 10 minutes. Gray hit another triples to start the second quarter, and with help from Lewis, Gravelines raced to 23-33 lead. Gordon and Caleb Green closed the gap, before triples from Drake Diener and Caleb Green tied it at 37-37. The visitors scored the next 7 points, including a triple and a layup from Holland, and went into the halftime up 39-44.
After the break, Drake Diener nailed another three, Caleb Green added a basket-plus-free throw, before a dunk from Gordon made it 49-48. The visitors regained the lead through Gray and Yannick Bokolo, but another triple from Caleb Green, and a jumper just before the buzzer from Travis Diener made it 59-57 after 30 minutes. However, the hosts were not allowed another basket for more than 6 minutes in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Gray started Gravelines’ run, Lewis had a basket-plus-foul, and Holland hit a triple, before capping the run with a fastbreak layup for 59-71. Back-to-back triples from Caleb and Marques Green tried to rally Sassari, but Gray had a layup, then a triple for 67-78. Drake Diener answered with a triple, and a pair of free throws to cut the deficit to 6 points, but Bokolo and Lawis made baskets to seal the deal.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014