By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
It wasn’t easy but SIG Strasbourg managed to get the 79-74 win over Ironi Hay Motors Ness Ziona and book a place in one of the three BCL qualifiers finals.
With one more win, the French club will enter the Basketball Champions League regular season.
It was a close game with the score being tied at 74 with 38 seconds left, as the Israelis who trailed for most of the game made a comeback after losing by 12 at halftime (38-26).
However, Phil Booth scored a crucial basket, he got fouled, missed the free throw, and got the offensive rebound, giving his team and Hugo Invernizzi the make a three and complete the game with a 5-0 run to seal the deal.
Booth had in total 18 points and Invernizzi added 13 for the winning side. Isaiah Whitehead and Jerome Meyinsse scored 15 points each for Ironi Ness Ziona.
Strasbourg will face Monbus Obradoiro which beat Legia Warszawa 74-66 on the other semifinal.
The game was decided in the last quarter with everything tied at 51 after three periods of play.
Thomas Scrubb with 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists was the leader of the winning side, while Eric Washington with 17 points was the top scorer.
Christian Vital had 17 points for the losing side.