Eurocup. Cholet Basket vs. BC Khimki15 november 2011

First Eurocup 2011/2012 game held in a brilliant and tough course but the experience of our team outbalanced full stands of La Meilleraie. BC Khimki scored first confident victory — 75-63 (20-16, 15-18, 28-11, 12-18) and the next game will play with Astana Tigers (Kazakhstan). The beginning of the meeting is on Saturday, November 19.

Best scorers: Mozgov (21 + 5 rebounds + 2 blocks), Fridzon (15 + 4 rebounds + 3 assists + 2 steals), Monya (11 + 8 rebounds + 3 assists + 2 blocks), Quinn (8 + 2 steals), Planinic (6 + 8 передач + 4 подбора).

Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:

— I am happy to have won this game as Cholet Basket. They are a good team with a lot of good players. Our defense was good but Fabien Causeur gave us some problems. We moved the ball in second half to heading the game. Timofey Mozgov was perfect tonight with a lot of dunks.

Zoran Planinic:

— Cholet Basket is a very talented and athletic team. It is difficult to play against this kind of team. Score was close during the first half, but in the second half we were better in defense and we took the leadership of this game, thanks to Sergey Monya and Vitaly Fridzon.