|Brandon Thomas propels Artland into quarter-finals
Last night Brandon Thomas..
..simultaniously ended the hopes of Pinar Karsiyaka as well as secured the fifth win in group L of the last sixteen in EuroChallenge play. Before the game Thomas and his Quakenbruck Artland Dragons were already sure of a place among the quarter-finalists but it didn't slow them down any. Brandon led all scorers with 27 points (5/9 two's, 5/10 three's, and 2/3 ft's) in 35 minutes. He also managed to add 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2, steals, and 1 blocked shot against the Turkish visitors. JJ Strasser added 5 points and 5 assist in 23 minutes for the winner. Final score: 95-88. Brandon, JJ, coach Koch, and the rest of the team will face another Turkish opponent in the "home and away" quarters starting in two weeks: Besiktas.