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Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Banco di Srd 59% Oct.18 Telekom Bsk
Enisey 57% Oct.18 UCAM Murcia
Group B
Neptunas 57% Oct.18 Ventspils
PAOK Oct.18 Gaziantep 95%
Group C
Banvit BK 57% Oct.18 Olimpija
Bayreuth 57% Oct.18 Strasbourg
Estudian. 95% Oct.18 Rosa
Group D
Nanterre 57% Oct.18 Scandone AV
Eight teams advance into Qualification Round 3 - Sep 27, 2017


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Kasey Hill
Kataja Basket - Joventut 71-71

Kataja Basket held on to a draw against Joventut and won the series on aggregate. Joensuun Kataja was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 20-18 charge of Joventut, which allowed them to tie the game. They made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for Jamaican center Jerome Jordan (215-86, college: Tulsa) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 6 rebounds. Swedish power forward Simon Birgander (211-97, agency: Dynamics Global Management) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the visitors. Joventut's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Alex Marzette (196-93, college: Robert Morris, agency: Inception Sports) replied with 14 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Wesley Saunders (196-93, college: Harvard) added 6 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Joensuun Kataja.

gschID: 575699


Alba - Kalev/Cramo 79-64

Alba Fehervar overcame the first leg deficit and stormed past Kalev/Cramo into the next round of action. It looked good early as Kalev/Cramo took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Alba had a 22-20 second period charge getting the lead and Kalev/Cramo was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 64-79. They outrebounded Kalev/Cramo 38-25 including 29 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Kasey Hill (185-93, college: Florida) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 steals and power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) who added 17 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side point guard Sten-Timmu Sokk (184-89) responded with 6 points and 8 assists and Dutch center Thomas vanderMars (208-90, college: Portland) scored 8 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: J.Joesaar 12+2reb, M.Mazeika 11+2reb+1ast, M.Dorbek 8, T.vanderMars 8+4reb+2ast, B.Subotic 7+7reb, C.Simmons 6+3reb
Alba: K.Hill 23+3reb+2ast, P.Lorant 17+7reb+1ast, A.Harris 14+4reb+1ast, D.Fenner 8+4reb+2ast, L.Markovic 6+2reb, A.Keller 4+9reb+2ast
gschID: 575704


Mornar Bar - Avtodor 62-70

Avtodor knocked down Mornar Bar on the road to sweep the series. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Mornar Bar won third quarter 17-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Avtodor dominated on the defensive end, holding Mornar Bar to just 6 points in first quarter. They also forced 20 Mornar Bar turnovers. Strangely Mornar Bar outrebounded Avtodor 35-14 including a 22-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Branden Frazier (190-92, college: Fordham) who helped to win the game recording 10 points and 5 assists. The other American import forward Coty Clarke (201-92, college: Arkansas, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 8 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Avtodor players scored in double figures. Serbian center Uros Lukovic (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks and guard Nemanja Vranjes (187-88) added 21 points in the effort for Mornar Bar. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Mornar Bar: N.Vranjes 21+2reb, U.Lukovic 14+13reb, D.Needham 12+7reb+2ast, S.Micovic 9+1reb+2ast, M.Mijovic 3+1ast, B.Raley-Ross 2+1reb
Avtodor: M.Sheleketo 12+1reb+1ast, I.Hummer 10+1reb+3ast, E.Morris 10+1reb, B.Frazier 10+3reb+5ast, C.Clarke 8+5reb+1ast, A.Zabelin 6+1reb
gschID: 575705


Bakken - Groningen 83-91

Groningen bounced back after the home loss and defeated Bakken Bears in Denmark to reach the Third Qualifying Round. The guests trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 50-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Groningen looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Quite impressive performance for American-Dutch swingman Jason Dourisseau (196-83, college: Nebraska) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Brandyn Curry (187-91, college: Harvard) contributed with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Groningen players scored in double figures. American-Trinidad and Tobago forward Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) replied with 31 points and 6 rebounds and Senegalese center Michel Diouf (208-89) added 10 points, 13 rebounds and 6 blocks in the effort for Bakken. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Bakken: D.Akoon-Purcell 31+6reb+1ast, D.Wiggins 13+6ast, M.Diouf 10+13reb+2ast, T.Bishop 8, J.Crockett 7+6reb+1ast, M.Sahlertz 5+1reb
Groningen: J.Dourisseau 18+5reb+5ast, D.Pasalic 13+2reb+1ast, E.Bruinsma 13+2reb+2ast, B.Curry 13+8reb+6ast, S.Cunningham 11+4reb+4ast, A.Slagter 11+4reb+5ast
gschID: 575703


Budivelnyk - Tsmoki-Minsk 53-60

Tsmoki-Minsk clinched the second straight win over Budivelnyk to seal their next round birth. Budivelnyk was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Quite impressive performance for Serbian-Bosnian point guard Filip Adamovic (183-88, agency: 011 Sports) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 5 rebounds. American power forward David Kravish (208-92, college: California) contributed with 8 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard Brandon Fields (193-88, college: Nevada) replied with 15 points and 5 rebounds and Lithuanian-Ukrainian center Michailis Anisimovas (214-84) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Budivelnyk. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Budivelnyk: B.Fields 15+5reb+3ast, P.Krutous 10+3reb+1ast, M.Anisimovas 9+5reb+1ast, R.Otverchenko 9+3reb+1ast, H.Dugat 6+1reb+1ast, O.Misyats 2+2reb
Tsmoki-Minsk: F.Adamovic 15+5reb+2ast, A.Semianiuk 10+2reb+1ast, D.Kravish 8+7reb, D.Paliashchuk 5+4reb, A.Kudrautsau 5+3reb+1ast, D.Saddler 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 575702


UBT Cluj Napoca - Ludwigsburg 77-88

Ludwigsburg prevailed against UBT Cluj Napoca on the road to sweep the series. The game was mostly controlled by EnBW Ludwigsburg. UBT Cluj Napoca was better in second period 26-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. EnBW Ludwigsburg forced 21 UBT Cluj Napoca turnovers. It was a great shooting night for EnBW Ludwigsburg especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. 27 personal fouls committed by UBT Cluj Napoca helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Dwayne Evans (201-92, college: St.Louis) fired 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Canadian guard Adika Peter-McNeilly (190-93, college: Ryerson) chipped in 17 points. American-Liberian guard Lasan Kromah (198-91, college: Connecticut) produced 20 points and American point guard Giordan Watson (178-85, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: BeoBasket) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
UBT Cluj Napoca: L.Kromah 20+3reb+3ast, O.Barro 16+6reb, G.Watson 15+5reb+5ast, J.Gray 8+3reb+1ast, N.Kuti 6+1reb+1ast, Z.Sakic 6+4reb+1ast
Ludwigsburg: D.Evans 18+7reb+2ast, A.Peter-McNeilly 17+2reb+1ast, K.Johnson 14+5ast, T.Walkup 9+4reb+1ast, E.Cook 9+3ast, A.Waleskowski 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 575701


Lukoil Acad. - Benfica 87-71

Lukoil completed the sweep of Benfica following a comfortable home win. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Acad.. Benfica managed to win fourth quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lukoil Acad. dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Benfica's 30. They outrebounded Benfica 38-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. Lukoil Acad. looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The winners were led by American-Italian point guard Anthony Raffa (185-89, college: Co.Carolina) who scored that evening 17 points and 6 assists and American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina, agency: Two Points) supported him with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Knox is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Lukoil Acad. players scored in double figures. Even 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists by American point guard Jesse Sanders (190-89, college: Liberty) did not help to save the game for Benfica. His fellow American import forward Antywane Robinson (203-84, college: Temple) added 14 points for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Benfica: A.Robinson 14+2reb+1ast, R.Barber 9+4reb+1ast, J.Sanders 9+5reb+4ast, C.Morais 9+3reb+2ast, J.Silva 7+3reb+1ast, T.Barroso 6+1ast
Lukoil Acad.: A.Raffa 17+3reb+6ast, D.Pepper 14+3reb+3ast, H.Nikolov 14+4reb+3ast, J.Knox 12+10reb, P.Ivanov 10+1reb+2ast, A.Velikov 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 575698


N.Novgorod - Antwerp 62-66

Antwerp shocked Nizhny Novgorod in Russia and secured their Third Qualifying Round appearance. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Antwerp Giants dominated down low during the game scoring 40 of its points in the paint compared to BC Nizhny Novgorod's 18. Quite impressive performance for American guard Jason Clark (188-90, college: Georgetown) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 4 assists. Center Ismael Bako (208-95) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Serbian power forward Stevan Jelovac (208-89, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 18 points and 7 rebounds and Aleksandr Zakharov (203-93) added 11 points in the effort for BC Nizhny Novgorod. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
N.Novgorod: S.Jelovac 18+7reb+2ast, A.Zakharov 11+2reb+1ast, V.Panin 8+2reb+1ast, V.Martynov 8+1reb+1ast, A.Komolov 5+5reb, P.Gubanov 5+2reb+2ast
Antwerp: J.Clark 20+1reb+4ast, I.Bako 13+8reb+1ast, D.Dudzinski 11+3reb, P.Lee 9+2reb+3ast, D.Donkor 7+1reb+2ast, A.Marelja 5+5reb
gschID: 575700


  




Gediminas
Orelik
Orelik's 24 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - 6 days ago
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Jarrod Jones
Overview of Round 1 of Regular Season - 7 days ago
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Dimitrios
Katsivelis
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Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 Enisey 1-0 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-0 
 5 Banco di Srd 0-1 
 6 EWE Baskets 0-1 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 1-0 
 2 Neptunas 1-0 
 3 Ventspils 1-0 
 4 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 PAOK 0-1 
 8 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 1-0 
 2 Estudiantes 1-0 
 3 Strasbourg 1-0 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Umana VE 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 0-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-1 
 8 Rosa 0-1 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 1-0 
 2 Scandone AV 1-0 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 4 Besiktas 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jarrod JONES
  Pinar K.
  (207-F/C-90)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Jones, Pinar K.26.3 
 2. Hill, Alba17.0 
 3. Kennedy, Pinar K.17.0 
 4. Joesaar, Kalev/Cr.16.0 
 5. Marzette, Kataja B.15.3 
 6. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.15.0 
 7. Evans, Ludwigsburg14.8 
 8. Curry, Groningen14.5 
 9. Robinson, Benfica14.5 
 10. Clark, Antwerp14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  Lukoil Acad.
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10
 1. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.10.0 
 2. Kennedy, Pinar K.9.5 
 3. Kravish, Tsmoki-Minsk8.7 
 4. Jones, Pinar K.8.0 
 5. Bartolo, Telekom .8.0 
 6. Vanwijn, Antwerp7.3 
 7. Saunders, Kataja B.7.3 
 8. Birgander, Joventut7.3 
 9. Koenis, Groningen7.2 
 10. Evans, Ludwigsburg6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  Pinar K.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Waters, Pinar K.7.0 
 2. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo6.0 
 3. Ireland, Juventus6.0 
 4. Raffa, Lukoil Acad.5.8 
 5. Curry, Groningen5.8 
 6. Pitts, Kataja B.5.3 
 7. Sanders, Benfica5.3 
 8. Slagter, Groningen5.0 
 9. Atsur, Betaland Cdo4.8 
 10. Oliveira, Benfica4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Justin ROBINSON
  Avtodor
  (174-G-95)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Robinson, Avtodor2.2 
 2. Curry, Groningen2.2 
 3. Johnson, Ludwigsb.2.0 
 4. Hill, Alba2.0 
 5. Marzette, Kataja B.2.0 
 6. Buterleviciu., Juven.1.8 
 7. Bartolo, Telekom .1.8 
 8. Bruinsma, Groni.1.7 
 9. Walkup, Ludwigsb.1.6 
 10. Kennedy, Pinar K.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Simon BIRGANDER
  Joventut
  (211-F/C-97)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Birgander, Joventut2.3 
 2. Parks, Telekom Bsk1.8 
 3. Clanton, Lukoil Acad.1.5 
 4. Sears, Ludwigsburg1.3 
 5. Hezekiah, Kataja B.1.3 
 6. Barber, Benfica1.3 
 7. Huolila, Kataja B.1.0 
 8. Gamble, Telekom .1.0 
 9. Fonseca, Benfica0.8 
 10. Jordan, Joventut0.8 
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