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Review of Opening Leg of Round of 16 - Mar 1, 2017


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Gani Lawal
Banco di Srd - Le Mans 79-63

Dinamo Sassari eased past Le Mans in the opening leg of Round of 16. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Banco di Srd's pressure prevailed and they won that period 27-12 extending their advantage to 16 points. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American power forward Gani Lawal (205-88, college: Georgia Tech) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds. Serbian Dusko Savanovic (204-83, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Banco di Srd players scored in double figures. Banco di Srd's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Canadian guard Olivier Hanlan (193-93, college: Boston Coll.) answered with 15 points and 5 rebounds and Wilfried Yeguete (201-91, college: Florida, agency: BeoBasket) added 6 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Le Mans.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: O.Hanlan 15+5reb, R.Pearson 10+1reb+2ast, L.Konate 8+3reb+1ast, G.Watson 8+1reb+3ast, P.Cornelie 7+3reb+1ast, W.Yeguete 6+7reb+2ast
Banco di Srd: G.Lawal 19+9reb, D.Savanovic 13+7reb+1ast, D.Bell 11+3reb+4ast, R.Stipcevic 10+1reb+9ast, T.Lydeka 8+1reb, D.Lighty 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 537248


Umana VE - Scandone AV 53-49

Umana Venezia held off Scandone Avellino in the opener. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 13-4 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Umana Venezia dominated on the defensive end, holding Scandone AV to just 4 points in fourth quarter. It was a very good performance for American forward Jamelle Hagins (206-90, college: Delaware) who helped to win the game recording 8 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Tyrus McGee (188-91, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 10 points for the winners. Umana Venezia's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American-Liberian point guard Joe Ragland (182-89, college: Wichita St.) answered with 11 points and 7 assists and American forward Maarten Leunen (206-85, college: Oregon) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Scandone AV.
Top scorers:
Scandone AV: J.Ragland 11+4reb+7ast, L.Randolph 11+4reb, K.Fesenko 10+10reb, M.Leunen 9+8reb+3ast, A.Thomas 4+2reb+1ast, A.Zerini 2+3reb+3ast
Umana VE: H.Peric 11+3reb+1ast, T.McGee 10+4reb+3ast, J.Hagins 8+10reb+2ast, M.Ejim 6+5reb, M.Haynes 6+3reb+2ast, A.Filloy 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 537250


Ludwigsburg - Neptunas 73-61

Ludwigsburg topped Neptunas in the opening leg of the series. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 40-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for American power forward Jack Cooley (206-91, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import Roderick Trice (185-84, college: S.Carolina) contributed with 15 points and 4 steals for the winners. EnBW Ludwigsburg's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American Daniel Ewing (191-83, college: Duke, agency: Stealth Sport) answered with 14 points and 5 rebounds and forward Mindaugas Kacinas (201-93, college: S.Carolina) added 5 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Neptunas.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: D.Ewing 14+5reb+2ast, V.Sarakauskas 9+5reb+1ast, C.Lofton 7+2reb+2ast, M.Mazeika 7+1reb+2ast, J.Grant 6+4reb, A.Siksnius 6+4reb+2ast
Ludwigsburg: J.Cooley 19+12reb, R.Trice 15+3reb, K.Martin 9+2reb+2ast, D.Crawford 8+2reb, D.McCray 8+1reb, J.Thiemann 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 537247


Pinar Karsiyaka - Besiktas 75-70

Pinar Karsiyaka overcame Besiktas in all-Turkish clash in Round of 16. Besiktas were trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 18-12 charge of Pinar Karsiyaka, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Besiktas outrebounded Pinar Karsiyaka 39-21 including a 17-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Besiktas were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 5 rebounds. Polish swingman Mateusz Ponitka (196-93) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Four Pinar Karsiyaka players scored in double figures. Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and American forward Earl Clark (208-88, college: Louisville) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Besiktas. Besiktas' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: V.Stimac 20+13reb+1ast, E.Clark 14+7reb+1ast, D.Strawberry 12+1reb+2ast, M.Roll 7+2reb+3ast, K.Weems 5+3reb+3ast, M.Thompson 4+1reb
Pinar Karsiyaka: M.Green 25+5reb+3ast, M.Ponitka 22+4reb+1ast, D.Summers 10+6reb+1ast, J.Owens 10+6reb, B.Petway 4+2ast, J.Brown 4+6ast
gschID: 537246


Aris - ASVEL 67-67

Aris and ASVEL are tied after the first game of the series. Besiktas were trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 18-12 charge of Pinar Karsiyaka, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Besiktas outrebounded Pinar Karsiyaka 39-21 including a 17-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Besiktas were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 5 rebounds. Polish swingman Mateusz Ponitka (196-93) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Four Pinar Karsiyaka players scored in double figures. Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and American forward Earl Clark (208-88, college: Louisville) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Besiktas. Besiktas' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: V.Stimac 20+13reb+1ast, E.Clark 14+7reb+1ast, D.Strawberry 12+1reb+2ast, M.Roll 7+2reb+3ast, K.Weems 5+3reb+3ast, M.Thompson 4+1reb
Pinar Karsiyaka: M.Green 25+5reb+3ast, M.Ponitka 22+4reb+1ast, D.Summers 10+6reb+1ast, J.Owens 10+6reb, B.Petway 4+2ast, J.Brown 4+6ast
gschID: 537246


EWE Baskets - Banvit BK 82-82

EWE Baskets drew level with Banvit at home court. Besiktas were trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 18-12 charge of Pinar Karsiyaka, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Besiktas outrebounded Pinar Karsiyaka 39-21 including a 17-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Besiktas were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 5 rebounds. Polish swingman Mateusz Ponitka (196-93) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Four Pinar Karsiyaka players scored in double figures. Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and American forward Earl Clark (208-88, college: Louisville) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Besiktas. Besiktas' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: V.Stimac 20+13reb+1ast, E.Clark 14+7reb+1ast, D.Strawberry 12+1reb+2ast, M.Roll 7+2reb+3ast, K.Weems 5+3reb+3ast, M.Thompson 4+1reb
Pinar Karsiyaka: M.Green 25+5reb+3ast, M.Ponitka 22+4reb+1ast, D.Summers 10+6reb+1ast, J.Owens 10+6reb, B.Petway 4+2ast, J.Brown 4+6ast
gschID: 537246


AEK Athens - Monaco 69-68

AEK nipped Monaco in Athens in the opening leg. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 19-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. AEK Athens made 25-of-33 free shots (75.8 percent) during the game, while Monaco only scored nine points from the stripe. AEK Athens had a 28-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Serbian-Greek Dusan Sakota (210-86, agency: BeoBasket) nailed 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and American-Georgian guard Michael Dixon (186-90, college: Memphis, agency: Diamond Sports) accounted for 11 points. American-Bosnian guard Zack Wright (191-85, college: Central Mo.) came up with 11 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and Ukrainian swingman Sergii Gladyr (196-88, agency: BeoBasket) added 8 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Monaco in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Monaco: Z.Wright 11+4reb+7ast, J.Shuler 10+4reb+1ast, D.Bost 9+2reb+2ast, S.Gladyr 8+6reb+1ast, B.Ouattara 7+2reb+1ast, B.Davies 7+2reb+3ast
AEK Athens: D.Sakota 20+5reb+1ast, M.Dixon 11+2reb, R.Ukic 9+2reb+1ast, D.Mavroeidis 8+4reb, C.Elonu 5+6reb, L.Mavrokefalidis 4+6reb
gschID: 537244


PAOK - Iberostar Tener. 66-63

PAOK held off Iberostar Tenerife to build a narrow lead before the return leg. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 17-9 CB Canarias' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 66-63 at the end of the game. American power forward Keith Clanton (205-90, college: Cent.Florida) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Latvian swingman Zanis Peiners (203-90) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Canadian-Dutch forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-85, agency: Interperformances) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and Lithuanian forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) added 12 points respectively for lost side. CB Canarias' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Iberostar Tener.: A.Doornekamp 19+12reb+2ast, M.Grigonis 12+1reb+3ast, R.San Miguel 8+2reb+3ast, G.Bogris 6+1reb+1ast, W.Hanley 4+2reb, F.Vazquez 4+1reb
PAOK: Z.Peiners 15+5reb, K.Clanton 13+10reb+1ast, L.Chrysikopoulos 11+4reb+3ast, T.McFadden 9+4reb, V.Margaritis 8+2reb+1ast, A.Glyniadakis 4+3reb
gschID: 537245


  




Aaron Craft
Aaron Craft (ex Dolomiti En. TR) agreed terms with Monaco - 1 day ago
AS Monaco Basket (ProA) inked 26-year old American guard Aaron Craft (188-88kg-91, college: Ohio State). He played most recently at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. In 44 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.8apg and 2.3spg (leader !!!) last season. Craft helped them to make it to the final. The previous (14-15) season he played at another team Warriors in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 57 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 6.1apg and 2.5spg (in top 2). A very good seas...   [read more]

Elmedin
Kikanovic
Monaco to bring in Elmedin Kikanovic - 1 day ago
AS Monaco Basket (ProA) reportedly agreed terms with 29-year old Bosnian international center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-105kg-88, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two seasons at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 36 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg last season. Kikanovic helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Bosmans Team and to the All-Star G...   [read more]

Jon Diebler
Besiktas add Diebler to their roster - 2 days ago
Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) added to their roster 29-year old American shooting guard Jon Diebler (198-93kg-88, college: Ohio State, agency: BeoBasket). He is not a newcomer in Turkish League as he played last season at Galatasaray (BSL). In 22 games he recorded 7.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.4apg. Diebler helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 29 games in Euroleague where he averaged 6.5ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.4apg. The previous (15-16) season Diebler played at Anad...   [read more]


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Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick MINNERATH
  Avtodor
  (207-PF-88)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Minnerath, Avtodor20.3 
 2. Smith, Khimik17.6 
 3. Akoon-P., Bakken17.3 
 4. Theodore, Banvit BK16.2 
 5. Mullings, Kataja B.15.5 
 6. Brown, Pinar K.15.5 
 7. Allen, CEZ Nymburk15.4 
 8. Cummings, Aris15.2 
 9. Vojvoda, Szolnok15.1 
 10. Baron, Neptunas14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Clanton, PAOK10.7 
 2. Kaba, Mega Leks9.8 
 3. Stimac, Besiktas9.5 
 4. Auguste, Usak8.8 
 5. Anosike, Openjobm.8.5 
 6. Fesenko, Scandone.8.1 
 7. Ellis, Mornar Bar7.7 
 8. Petrov, Khimik7.4 
 9. McCrea, Maccabi .7.3 
 10. Mullings, Kataja B.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  Banvit BK
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Theodore, Banvit BK7.5 
 2. Rannikko, Kataja B.6.9 
 3. Reynolds, Cibona6.8 
 4. Frazier, Avtodor6.5 
 5. Kramer, EWE B.6.2 
 6. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.6 
 7. Mirkovic, Oradea5.4 
 8. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.4 
 9. Diggs, Juventus5.4 
 10. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.3.3 
 2. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.5 
 3. McKissic, Usak2.4 
 4. Robertson, Fraport .2.4 
 5. Wright, Monaco2.2 
 6. Akoon-P., Bakken2.2 
 7. Harrison, Usak2.1 
 8. Kramer, EWE B.1.9 
 9. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 10. Green, Pinar K.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.7 
 2. Galdikas, Juventus2.3 
 3. Lukovic, Partizan1.8 
 4. Simpson, CEZ N.1.5 
 5. Kulig, Banvit BK1.4 
 6. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.4 
 7. Cusin, Scandone AV1.3 
 8. Denison, Oradea1.3 
 9. Niang, Iberosta.1.2 
 10. Kaba, Mega Leks1.2 
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