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Balkan 50% Sep.20 Oradea
Szolnok 50% Sep.20 Trabzonspor
Demir IBB 50% Sep.20 Dnipro
Boras 50% Sep.20 Kormend
CSU Sibiu 50% Sep.20 BK Pardubice
KR 50% Sep.20 Mons-Hainaut
Bnei Hertzel 50% Sep.20 Stal Ostrow
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Review of Opening Leg of Round of 16 - Feb 9, 2017


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Spirou - Nanterre 85-84

Spirou eked out a narrow home win over Nanterre in the opener. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 18-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Spirou Charleroi dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to JSF Nanterre's 38. Spirou Charleroi looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American guard DJ Richardson (190-91, college: Illinois, agency: Inception Sports) stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners and point guard Niels Marnegrave (191-87, agency: Promotex) chipped in 3 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists. Spirou Charleroi's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side American point guard Chris Warren (178-88, college: Mississippi) responded with 19 points and 7 assists and Mathias Lessort (205-95) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Spirou: D.Richardson 20+3reb+1ast, J.Shepherd 11+2reb+3ast, A.Kemp 10+2reb+1ast, I.Radenovic 10+2reb+2ast, M.Gaudoux 9+1reb, L.Schwartz 8+2reb+3ast
Nanterre: C.Warren 19+2reb+7ast, H.Schaffartzik 14+2reb+2ast, M.Lessort 13+7reb, M.Riley 12+3reb, S.Butterfield 8+3reb+1ast, H.Invernizzi 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 534310


Oostende - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 95-86

Oostende rallied past Pau-Lacq-Orthez in the tough opening leg. Pau-Lacq-Orthez was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Oostende made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Moroccan-Belgian center Khalid Boukichou (208-92, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 7 rebounds. Serbian guard Dusan Djordjevic (193-83, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 17 points and 5 assists for the winners. Oostende's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Ivorian-French center Alain Koffi (207-83, agency: BeoBasket) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and American point guard DJ Cooper (183-90, college: Ohio) added 13 points and 6 assists in the effort for Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Oostende: D.Djordjevic 17+4reb+5ast, K.Boukichou 17+7reb+3ast, P.Gillet 15+5reb+2ast, R.Katic 10+3reb+3ast, V.Kesteloot 9+6reb, J.Mwema 8+8reb+2ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: J.Mipoka 17+3reb, A.Koffi 15+11reb+1ast, R.Lewis 14+3reb+2ast, D.Cooper 13+3reb+6ast, E.Okobo 11+1ast, A.Robinson 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 534309


Telekom Bsk - Kataja Basket 91-72

Telekom Baskets made a big step towards quarterfinals as they cruised past Kataja Basket at home court. The game without a history. Telekom Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Telekom Baskets forced 22 Joensuun Kataja turnovers. American swingman Ryan Thompson (198-89, college: Rider, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up and scored 15 points and 7 assists for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Julian Gamble (208-89, college: Miami, FL) chipped in 11 points and 9 rebounds. Five Telekom Baskets players scored in double figures. Telekom Baskets' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds and Canadian guard Daniel Mullings (188-91, college: N.Mexico St.) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Telekom Bsk: J.Mayo 15+2reb+4ast, R.Thompson 15+3reb+7ast, K.Horton 13+6reb, O.Silins 12+1reb, Y.Polas Bartolo 11+6reb+3ast, J.Gamble 11+9reb+1ast
Kataja Basket: R.Brown 26+11reb+3ast, D.Mullings 17+7reb+1ast, J.Bradley 13+9reb+1ast, J.King 6+3reb, K.Bristol 6+6reb, I.Seppala 2+3reb+5ast
gschID: 534314


Stelmet ZG - Cibona 69-81

Cibona dropped Stelmet ZG on the road to put one foot into the quarterfinal stage. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 32-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Cibona dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Stelmet's 26. Forward Nik Slavica (201-97) stepped up and scored 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and Bosnian-Finnish power forward Emir Sulejmanovic (204-95) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four Cibona players scored in double figures. At the losing side Eritrean-Polish swingman Thomas Kelati (195-82, college: Washington St., agency: BeoBasket) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and swingman Karol Gruszecki (193-89, college: Texas Arlington) scored 15 points. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest.
Top scorers:
Cibona: N.Slavica 16+6reb, E.Sulejmanovic 14+6reb+1ast, Z.Sakic 13+2reb+1ast, L.Zoric 13+5reb, D.Bosnjak 11+1ast, S.Reynolds 6+2reb+7ast
Stelmet ZG: T.Kelati 19+6reb+3ast, K.Gruszecki 15+1reb+1ast, N.Djurisic 7+4reb, P.Zamojski 7+1reb+2ast, A.Moore 7+6reb, L.Koszarek 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 534313


Kormend - Chalon 78-99

Chalon eased past Kormend on the road to pile up a comfortable lead before the return leg. The game was mostly controlled by Chalon/Saor. Kormend was better in second period 22-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chalon/Saor shot 65.5 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 57.7 percentage. Chalon/Saor players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. American point guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) nailed 26 points and 7 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import swingman Cameron Clark (201-91, college: Oklahoma) accounted for 27 points. Chalon/Saor's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Guinea-Bissau point guard Perry Petty (185-88, college: UTRGV) came up with 24 points and 6 assists and American guard Lenzelle Smith-Jr (193-91, college: Ohio St.) added 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Kormend in the defeat. Four Kormend players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Chalon: C.Clark 27+4reb+3ast, J.Roberson 26+3reb+7ast, L.Harris 14+2reb+2ast, J.Nzeulie 7+8reb+5ast, Z.Marshall 7+1ast, M.Fall 6+3reb+2ast
Kormend: P.Petty 24+4reb+6ast, S.Gibbs 13+2reb+2ast, L.Smith Jr. 11+10reb+4ast, M.Csorvasi 11+3reb, T.Allen 10+2reb+1ast, B.Horti 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 534308


Ironi Nahariya - Gaziantep 96-75

Ironi Nahariya defeated Gaziantep in the opener. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 96-75. Ironi Nahariya dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Gaziantep's 24. They outrebounded Gaziantep 40-28 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. American point guard Derwin Kitchen (194-86, college: Florida St.) fired 23 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. His fellow American import Tyrone Nash (203-88, college: Notre Dame) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Canadian-American guard Andrew Rautins (193-86, college: Syracuse) produced 19 points and 4 assists and American forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) added 13 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Ironi Nahariya and four Gaziantep players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: D.Kitchen 23+8reb+8ast, J.Skjoldebrand 18+5reb+1ast, N.Faust 16+6reb, T.Nash 16+10reb+1ast, Y.Gates 11+6reb+2ast, S.Douglass 8+1reb
Gaziantep: A.Rautins 19+2reb+4ast, D.Jefferson 13+11reb+1ast, J.Balazic 13+3reb+1ast, W.Cherry 11+1reb+1ast, M.Denmon 9+5reb+5ast, M.Haislip 8+3reb
gschID: 534307


Oradea - Usak 82-72

Oradea overcame Usak to accumulate 10-point cushion before their visit to Turkey. The game was mostly controlled by Oradea. Usak Sportlif was better in second period 20-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Oradea won last quarter 25-16. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Usak Sportlif's players. Bosnian guard Muhamed Pasalic (192-87) stepped up and scored 25 points and 5 assists for the winners and American guard Martin Zeno (196-85, college: Texas Tech) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Oradea's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the losing side American D'Angelo Harrison (193, college: St.John's, agency: Three Eye Sports) responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds and Greek-American center Zach Auguste (208-93, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 9 points and 11 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Oradea: M.Pasalic 25+4reb+5ast, S.Denison 18+4reb+3ast, M.Zeno 13+7reb+5ast, T.Nicoara 8+8reb+2ast, A.Mandache 7+1reb+1ast, U.Lucic 5+3reb
Usak: R.Freimanis 16+4reb, D.Harrison 16+6reb, Z.Auguste 9+11reb+2ast, B.Candan 8+2reb, S.Vasiliauskas 8+3reb+4ast, H.Demirel 8+4reb+3ast
gschID: 534311


Enisey - Demir IBB 91-81

Enisey topped Demir IBB in the opening leg clash in Krasnoyarsk. Enisey looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. U.S. Virgin Islands-Guyanese center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and American point guard Tony Taylor (185-90, college: G.Washington) chipped in 13 points and 6 assists. Five Enisey players scored in double figures. Enisey's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the losing side American point guard Kenneth Hayes (188-87, college: Miami, OH, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 14 points and 6 assists and American-Italian forward Angelo Caloiaro (205-89, college: USF, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 9 points and 10 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Enisey: V.Zavoruev 18+3ast, F.Elegar 13+11reb+1ast, T.Taylor 13+3reb+6ast, S.Braimoh 11+1reb+1ast, V.Trushkin 11+6reb+1ast, A.Hilliard 10+6reb+5ast
Demir IBB: E.Buckner 15+4reb, K.Hayes 14+4reb+6ast, A.Stipanovic 13+1reb+1ast, A.Caloiaro 9+10reb+1ast, B.Can Yildizli 9+4reb, T.Erulku 8+4reb+3ast
gschID: 534312


  




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FIBA Europe Cup Standings
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Balkan 0-0 
 3. Beroe 0-0 
 4. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 5. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 6. Boras 0-0 
 7. CSU Sibiu 0-0 
 8. Demir IBB 0-0 
 9. Dnipro 0-0 
 10. Falco KC 0-0 
 11. FC Porto 0-0 
 12. Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
 13. Khimik 0-0 
 14. Kormend 0-0 
 15. KR 0-0 
 16. Le Portel 0-0 
 17. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 18. Nevezis 0-0 
 19. Oradea 0-0 
 20. Parma 0-0 
 21. Rabotnicki 0-0 
 22. Rilski 0-0 
 23. Sodertalje 0-0 
 24. Spirou 0-0 
 25. Stal Ostrow 0-0 
 26. Steaua CSM 0-0 
 27. Szolnok 0-0 
 28. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 29. Trabzonspor 0-0 
 30. Wuerzburg 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 20
 1. Clark, Chalon20.0 
 2. Allen, Kormend19.7 
 3. Jeter, Groningen19.4 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines18.9 
 5. Burnett, BK Pardu.18.7 
 6. Hollis, Benfica17.6 
 7. Roberson, Chalon17.1 
 8. Denmon, Gaziantep17.1 
 9. Edwards, Alba16.9 
 10. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank ELEGAR
  Enisey
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Elegar, Enisey10.2 
 2. Zack, Lukoil Acad.9.1 
 3. Gagic, Tsmoki-Minsk8.2 
 4. Fall, Chalon8.0 
 5. Mobley, Apoel7.4 
 6. Adrien, Bnei H.7.4 
 7. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.7.3 
 8. Barro, UBT C.7.3 
 9. Solomon, Gravelines7.2 
 10. Fieler, Groningen6.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.9.2 
 2. Joyce, Tsmoki-M.8.3 
 3. Petty, Kormend6.8 
 4. Roberson, Chalon6.5 
 5. Jeter, Groningen6.4 
 6. Massamba, Soder.5.6 
 7. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 8. Green, Bnei H.5.4 
 9. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.4 
 10. Autrey, BK Pardu.5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Derek JACKSON
  Oberwart
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jackson, Oberwart2.6 
 2. Cumberbatch, Oberw.2.2 
 3. Petty, Kormend2.2 
 4. Eldridge, Demir I.1.9 
 5. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.1.9 
 6. Cherry, Gaziantep1.9 
 7. Edwards, Alba1.9 
 8. Denmon, Gaziantep1.9 
 9. Maric, Prievidza1.8 
 10. Burnett, BK Pardu.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Fall, Chalon1.8 
 2. Mobley, Apoel1.7 
 3. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.6 
 4. Elegar, Enisey1.5 
 5. Traylor, Oberwart1.4 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre1.4 
 7. Fieler, Groningen1.2 
 8. Adrien, Bnei H.1.1 
 9. Gagic, Tsmoki-Minsk1.1 
 10. Johnson, Sodertalje1.1 
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