Bourg-en-Bresse qualified for the semi-finals of the Basketball Eurocup after its victory against the Ukrainians of Prometey BC (95-82) Tuesday at home in a dry match during the first European quarter-final of its history. The Bressans will face Hapoel Tel Aviv or the Turks Besiktas in a best-of-three series from March 26, with a possible support match at home.

They could be joined in the last four of the second continental competition, the winner of which earns a ticket to the Euroleague, by Paris, which faces the Spaniards of Badalona on Thursday.

Tuesday, they blew up Prometey Slobozhanske (based in Riga, Latvia since the Russian invasion) in the third quarter, winning 34 to 13. Thanks to the energy of Kevin Kokila in the paint (9 pts and 3 rebounds) and Jequan Lewis in the lead (12 pts and 7 rebounds), a wild transition game, superiority in offensive rebounding (11/27 in total) and long-distance skill, they led by 22 lengths (79-57) to the end of this period.

Frédéric Fauthoux’s players then resisted the comeback of the Ukrainians, coming back to 11 points (89-78) 2 min 20 sec from the buzzer after a pair of winning shots and definitively distanced after a furious dunk from Isiaha Mike (17 pts) .