The last practice match for Telenet Giants Antwerp in Gravelines, France, resulted in a 34-36 bonus halfway through and a 53-51 score a 76-64 defeat after 18-15.
Matthew Tiby (10) and Cameron Krutwig (12) were the top scorers. Elvar Fridriksson scored 8 points and 7 assists. Just like in the previous exhibition games against the Dutch Groningen and the German teams Göttingen and Hamburg Towers, Telenet Giants Antwerp fell completely silent again in the final quarter. A working point a week and a half before the start of the BNXT-League (24 September in Limburg United). American shooting guard Markel Brown (leg) did not play.
The Giants will play the 1/16th finals of the Belgian Cup in and against second division team Kontich Wolves at 9 p.m. (Sint-Rita sports hall) on Saturday.
Gravelines-Telenet Giants Antwerp 76-64
Telenet Giants Antwerp: Fridriksson 8, Tiby 10, Van Den Eynde 1, D’Espallier 6, Thijs De Ridder 0, Niels De Ridder 7, Rogiers 4, Cofer 6, Krutwig 12, Mwema 2, Donkor 8
Quartz: 18-15, 16-21, 19-15, 23-13