Defeat and elimination of Ostend in the Champions League

Filou Ostende lost Tuesday night on a trip to Spain, against San Pablo Burgos (88-73), representing the 5th and penultimate matchday of Group H of the Basketball Champions League. This defeat seals the fate of the coastal peoples on the European stage.

Deprived of Mario Nakic, Amoroso Sylla, Simon Buysse, Haris Bratanovic and Servaas BuysschaertOstend also put up a good stamina against the title champion.

In a decidedly offensive first quarter (32-25), the Spaniards trusted the former Brussels player Dejan Kravic (16 points out of 8/9 on shots) to take over the controls. Players of Dario Gjergja reacted thanks to a very good direction on the perimeter incorporated by a Pierre-Antoine Gillet right-handed (13 points including 4 × 3) to enter the locker room at the 54-49 mark.

After the break, San Pablo Burgos was more diligent and, little by little, the Spanish took off (71-58 at 30 minutes). The last act was only the confirmation of the trend with a team from San Pablo Burgos that played their basketball (88-73) despite the great resistance of the Belgian champions.

This defeat is synonymous with elimination for Ostend, who registers one victory in four defeats. On the last day, scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, the people of the coast will receive the Turks from Darussafaka. The first two teams in each group, made up of four teams, qualify for the next round of the competition.

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