19 September, 2017
06 May, 2018
7 Konstantin Klein (GER), 8 Heiko Schaffartzik (FRA)
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Nanterre book Round of 16 spot as they protect home court

NANTERRE (Basketball Champions League) - Nanterre protected home court as they took a 93-90 victory over Telekom Baskets Bonn on Wednesday evening.

With the score tied at 78 and minutes remaining, Nanterre reeled off a 14-5 run, with big threes from Jamal Shuler and Heiko Schaffartzik to gain an advantage they would manage to hold on to.

Terran Petteway led Nanterre with 17 points, Johan Passave-Ducteil had 12, with three other players reaching double digits, including Heiko Schaffartzik, who added 7 assists and 5 steals along with some big plays down the stretch. 

"I think this was a very important game for us because we needed this win to qualify for the next round," Schaffartzik said.

"Bonn made it really difficult for us, I thought they played very well, especially on attack, in the first half with Gamble, then in the second half Mayo started to heat up a bit. It was difficult, especially with their physical defence and aggressiveness."

Julian Gamble finished with 21 to lead Bonn, but they are a slowly losing sight of a post-season birth.

"In the end, a couple of crucial turnovers (were the difference)," Gamble said.

"Shafartzik and Shuler hit two big threes and that gave them a lot of momentum. I think we fought hard, it was a tough place to play a very very good team, but I'm proud of my team today."

Nanterre are now 8-4 in third place in Group D, whilst Bonn are 4-8, second from bottom.

Josh Majo added 19 points, Malcolm Hill 17 and Yorman Polas Bartolo 16 for Bonn, who led 29-26 after a free-flowing opening period.

Nanterre used their three-point shooting to stay in the game, having gone 5-of-7 from deep led by Hesson who had 9 points in the opening quarter, whilst Julian Gamble had an early 8 for Bonn.

Nanterre started second period on a 14-3 run to re-take the lead and go up 8 - their biggest lead of the first half - after a corner three from Petteway.

At halftime, the French side held a 59-54 lead, having gone a blistering 9-of-14 from three, while Bonn matched them from the interior, going 15-of-16 from inside the arc.

The two sides went blow-for-blow in the third period, before Nanterre's big run in the fourth quarter to break the tie and cruise to the win.