In a match with an astonishing number of 78 vrijworpen, almost perfectly divided (40 Ostend, 38 Charleroi) sprokkelde Ostend, a small bonus. The way to a seventh cup final in a row is still long for Ostend.
Oostende – Charleroi 83-78
However, dominated the Zeekapiteins more than three-quarters of the duel. Several times led them even with sixteen point lead. That was for the rest for the first time in the case, 37-21. In the second half received any money the visitors four technical errors: Hunt, Linhart, coach Bavcevic and the bank. With 8’30” on the clock seemed to Ostend sure a nice margin: 66-50. A King Classic, however, is only decided on the final signal. Moreover, whistled the refs Jacobs, Hoye and Demuynck 35 vrijworpen in the fourth wedstrijdschuifje: 15 for Oostende (of which 14 are for Djordjevic), 20 for Charleroi. Eight to ten vrijworpen in four minutes and then three bombs did the Carolingians – without Hervelle – approaching via 70-63 to 79-78. “We showed a great character and very well defended”, responded coach Niksa Bavcevic (Charleroi). “We missed a lot of rebounds due to the absence of Hervelle. I want to say nothing about the reason. This is a medical secret in our dressing room.” Coach Dario Gjergja (Ostend) know the return of Charleroi is a lack of focus in the fourth quarter. “That’s what you have with rookies, such competitions do not know. So we lost our rhythm and the offensive rebounds. Linhart showed how he the experienced team could lead. We members also have six expensive dispossessions in the fourth error which every time points for Charleroi produced. It could be worse. Fortunately, we have at the end still only lead.”
Djordjevic and Lasisi kept the victory at home: 83-78. Sunday night following the second leg in the Spiroudôme in Charleroi.