05 October, 2021
15 May, 2022
5 Ike Udanoh (SIG)
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SIG Strasbourg outlast Falco Szombathely in overtime, Szombathely eliminated from competition

STRASBOURG (France) - After trailing by as many as 19 points, Falco Szombathely fought back to force overtime, only to lose by double figures, 98-86, to SIG Strasbourg, eliminating them from advancing to the Quarter-Finals.

Strasbourg have now won six games in overtime, the most of any team in the BCL. They have played eight overtime games, also the most by any team in league history.

Strasbourg have also now scored 90+ points in four different games this season, tied for the most by them in a single BCL campaign, as they also did it in four games last season.

Turning point: Strasbourg scored 24 points in the first quarter and knocked down 6-of-8 threes, jumping out to a 24-16 lead heading to the second. Strasbourg continued their hot shooting and led 49-38 at halftime, with 33 of their points coming from beyond the arc (11-of-20 3P).

Szombathely went on a 14-3 run to close out the third quarter and cut their deficit to 62-70 heading into the fourth. They kept up the momentum and got out to an 11-2 run to grab their first lead of the game. Both teams went back-and-forth, and the game went into overtime after Akos Keller made 1-of-2 free throws.

Overtime was dominated by Strasbourg, as they outscored Szombathely 16-4 in those five minutes, sealing the win.

Game hero: Kameron Taylor led Strasbourg with 18 points to go along with his 7 rebounds and 3 assists. The 27-year-old shot an efficient 7-of-13 from the field.

Kameron Taylor rises up for the jump shot

Honorable mention: Jean-Baptiste Maille recorded 16 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. This was his highest scoring game in the BCL after not scoring more than 12 points in any of his 27 league appearances.

The 28-year-old has now combined for 10+ points and 5+ assists in each of his last three games with Strasbourg after never doing it in his previous 25 games.

Stats don't lie: A key factor in this game was three-point shooting, as Strasbourg shot 15-of-31, while Szombathely only went 4-of-11. Szombathely's 11 three-point attempts were tied for the fewest in a BCL game this season alongside Hapoel U-NET Holon, who did it against JDA Dijon last month.

Szombathely were outscored by 33 points from three-point range tonight after being outscored by 42 points from three in their last game against Lenovo Tenerife.

With Szombathely once again not making many shots from behind the arc, they scored 40 of their 86 total points in the paint.

Bottom line: Zoltan Perl led all scorers and recorded a double-double with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists on 7-of-15 shooting from the field and a perfect 9-of-9 from the free-throw line.

Perl became the second player to combine for 20+ points and 10+ rebounds this season (also Ismael Bako).

Strasbourg are now 3-2 in Group L and the French club will travel to face Lenovo Tenerife (4-0) in their last Round of 16 group play game on Wednesday March 23.

If Tenerife beat Rytas Vilnius tomorrow on March 15, then Tenerife and Strasbourg will advance to the Quarter-Finals as the top two teams from the group.

Szombathely are now 0-5 in the group and are eliminated from the competition. The Hungarian club will finish their 2021-22 BCL season when they host Rytas Vilnius (2-2) in their last Round of 16 group play game on Wednesday March 23.

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