Limburg United, responsible for the Ostend loss of the polepositie in the regular season, could be his stunt from Charleroi not to repeat it to the sea. The Gjerjgja-disciples won earned the first semi-final with 84-73.
With ten points to 100 % finish and five rebounds, Thompson was the basic figure in the first six minutes. Ostend-coach Gjergja had him for the two errors to quickly go to the bank call. Four of Limburg bombs, including a couple of Depuydt fed the Limburg 10-15 and 15-19-lead. Unruh shared three assists in the openingskwart. Fieler and Angola responded to 23-22 in that initial quarter.
With nine points on 100 % proved Desiron is a worthy back-up to Thompson. Ostend could have been 38-31-ahead, however, not hold, at 42-41 went to the actors dressing rooms.
After the peace made Ostend will notice the difference. Angola, Djordjevic, Thompson, Kesteloot and Fieler depths in four minutes to 87.5% at finishing a gap of a dozen units (55-43). Coach Lynch asked quickly, his second timeout of the third company. Depuydt, and Carrington looked at already then, for an unnecessary fourth error.
In the first minute of the fourth wedstrijdkwart explained Lasisi with two bombs (71-56) the match in its final fold. The maximum advantage of the Zeekapiteins was 77-60, finally held in Limburg on a defeat with 11 points difference: 84-73.
Man of the match: Carrington (25 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists).
OOSTENDE: (31 62 7 25 triples, 15 to 18 vrijworpen, 18 errors) ANGOLA 10-4, DJORDJEVIC 0-5, THOMPSON 10-2, KESTELOOT 1-6, FIELER 3-6, Lasisi 3-11,Schwartz 0-2, Mwema 3-2, Desiron 9-0, Djuriisic 3-4.
LIMBURG UNITED: (28, 60 of which 8 are on 25 triples, 9 on 13 vrijworpen, 21 errors) CARRINGTON 12-13, MORRIS 4-0, DEPUYDT 6-0, SPICER 4-8, UNRUH 0-0, Carter 2-0, Pickens 3-0, Mukubu 8-4, Delalieux 0-3, Dedroog 0-2, Kuta 2-2.
QUARTZ: 23-22, 19-19, 23-15, 19-17.