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Dijon starts again with a victory

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 21, 2020
It’s off again for a new basketball Champions League season! Less than three weeks after the Athens Final Eight, which allowed Dijon to finish third, the JDA started the 2020-21 edition on Tuesday with the reception of the Cypriots from Keravnos Nicosia. And she won 91-79 after extra time. Nicosia may have regrets because he dominated most of the match, with a lead even climbing to 18 points, at the very start of the second quarter (10-28). But the Dijonnais managed to wake up and return to -4 at the very start of the third quarter (30-34).

No suspense in overtime

However, the Cypriots created a further gap in the third quarter to lead 51-37 in the 25th. But once again, Dijon, led 47-59 at the start of the last quarter, managed to equalize at 4’48 from the end (64-64). No team then managed to widen the gap in the money-time and the Cypriot Brandon Rozzell, at three points, also scored the last points of the regulation time (72-72) at 1’24 from the end . It was therefore necessary to play an extension, and there, there was no suspense. Dijon won it 19-7, having started with an 11-1! Relief from the Burgundy side! Axel Julien finished with the best Dijon evaluation (25), thanks to his 26 points (5/10 to 3pts), 5 rebounds and 2 assists, ahead of David Holston (24) with his 24 points (5/11 to 3pts), 4 assists and 6 interceptions. The JDA therefore takes the head of group B before receiving the Czechs from Nymburk on November 3.

Dijon markers: Alingue (10), Julien (26), Simon (10), Vanwijn (2), Chassang (6), Holston (24), Johnson (12), Loum (1)