Despite a dramatic matchbegin is BC Oostende managed a victory address at Aris Saloniki (66-70) on the slotspeeldag the group stage of the Champions League. It is for the kustploeg the sixth European victory. Ostend finish group D with that as a sixth, enough to be fished to be in the Europe Cup.
Ostend began dramatically on a visit to the red lantern. The West-Flemish people came in the first quarter hardly to pass (22-7). Later found the troops of coach Dario Gjergja gradually their rhythm and eight minutes before time, made Ostend for the first tie (51-51). Next was the Greek for broken spring and sailed into Ostend – thanks to an excellent last quarter (17-24) – to 66-70 profit. Jean Salumu (15 points), Elias Lesisi (14 points) and Tonye Jekiri (10 rebounds) were the star performers at Ostend.
The kustploeg ends the group stage of the Champions League with six wins, compared to eight defeats. The sixth place in the final is enough to heropgevist to be in the Europe Cup.
The first four in each group pushed through to the second round in the Champions League. Numbers five and six went to the Europe Cup.