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Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Oostende Mar.29 Chalon 99%
Nanterre Mar.29 Telekom Bsk 53%
Recap of Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - Mar 8, 2017

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Telekom Bsk - Ironi Nahariya 89-68

Telekom Baskets outgunned Ironi Nahariya in the opener. The game was mostly controlled by Telekom Baskets. Ironi Nahariya managed to win second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Ironi Nahariya to just 5 points in first quarter. Telekom Baskets shot 61.4 percent from the field. They also forced 20 Ironi Nahariya turnovers. Americans were the main players on the court. Power forward Julian Gamble (208-89, college: Miami, FL) fired a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Point guard Josh Mayo (181-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) chipped in 17 points. Five Telekom Baskets players scored in double figures. Swingman Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) produced 19 points and power forward Yancy Gates (206-89, college: Cincinnati) added 14 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Telekom Bsk: J.Gamble 25+14reb+2ast, J.Mayo 17+2reb+3ast, Y.Polas Bartolo 15+2reb+2ast, K.Horton 13+8reb+1ast, R.Thompson 13+1reb+5ast, T.DiLeo 4
Ironi Nahariya: S.Hopson 19+3reb+2ast, N.Faust 17, Y.Gates 14+4reb+4ast, J.Skjoldebrand 7+3reb+1ast, D.Kitchen 6+3ast, N.Berkowitz 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 537238

Cibona - Chalon 87-85

Cibona outlasted Chalon in the opening leg of the quarterfinal series. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Cibona dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Chalon/Saor's 30. Cibona forced 19 Chalon/Saor turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists. American point guard Scottie Reynolds (188-87, college: Villanova) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points, 15 assists and 5 steals for the winning side and forward Marin Rozic (201-83, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 17 points and 4 assists. Five Cibona players scored in double figures. Cibona's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American point guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) came up with 39 points (!!!) and 5 assists and center Moustapha Fall (218-92) added 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for Chalon/Saor in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Cibona: S.Reynolds 20+3reb+15ast, M.Rozic 17+3reb+4ast, A.Gospic 12+1reb, Z.Sakic 12+6reb+2ast, N.Slavica 11+1reb+1ast, L.Zoric 10+5reb+1ast
Chalon: J.Roberson 39+5ast, M.Fall 15+8reb+2ast, L.Harris 10+3reb+1ast, C.Clark 8+7reb, A.Loum 5+4reb, A.Bouteille 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 537235

Enisey - Oostende 84-72

Enisey knocked down visiting Oostende for the first win in the quarterfinals. The game was mostly controlled by Enisey. Oostende was better in second period 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Enisey won last quarter 24-13. They made 26-of-31 charity shots (83.9 percent) during the game, while Oostende only scored ten points from the stripe. Worth to mention a great performance of U.S. Virgin Islands-Guyanese center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. American swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four Enisey players scored in double figures. Serbian guard Dusan Djordjevic (193-83, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 9 points and 4 assists and Serbian center Rasko Katic (208-80, agency: BeoBasket) added 8 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Oostende. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Enisey: A.Hilliard 20+3reb+1ast, F.Elegar 15+10reb+1ast, T.Taylor 15+4ast, V.Trushkin 10+4reb, V.Zavoruev 8+4reb+7ast, A.Vzdykhalkin 5+1reb
Oostende: V.Kesteloot 13+1reb, K.Boukichou 10+4reb, C.Walden 9+3reb+2ast, D.Djordjevic 9+4reb+4ast, D.Newbill 8+2reb+4ast, R.Katic 8+8reb
gschID: 537236

Usak - Nanterre 85-82

Usak topped Nanterre for a narrow lead after the opening leg of the quarterfinal series. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-13. But JSF Nanterre won second period 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Usak Sportlif made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by JSF Nanterre helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American Shaquielle McKissic (196-90, college: Arizona St.) stepped up and scored 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and Latvian Rolands Freimanis (208-88, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side German point guard Heiko Schaffartzik (183-84) responded with 20 points and American swingman Spencer Butterfield (190-92, college: Utah St., agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 17 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Usak: S.McKissic 19+8reb+2ast, Z.Auguste 18+1reb, R.Freimanis 15+6reb+1ast, S.Vasiliauskas 13+3reb+6ast, D.Harrison 9+2reb+1ast, E.Ibekwe 5+2reb+1ast
Nanterre: H.Schaffartzik 20+3reb+2ast, S.Butterfield 17+3reb+4ast, M.Lessort 14+6reb, C.Warren 13+3reb+3ast, B.Conklin 6+4reb, J.Morency 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 537237


Chalon complete semifinal picture - 7 days ago
Chalon - Cibona 83:78 Chalon advanced into the semifinal stage. They overcame a 2-point deficit from the opening leg clash versus Cibona and sealed their semifinal appearance. Cameron Clark (201-G/F-91, college: Oklahoma) tallied 26 points and 8 boards in the win. Chalon surged ahead in the first term. They grabbed a 21:16 lead ten minutes into the game. Cibona however quickly denied the deficit. The Croatian side jumped to a 39:36 halftime lead. Chalon increased the tempo in the second...   [read more]

Andell Cumberbatch is ready for the big leagues - 12 days ago
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FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Bizaca, Sodertalje19.9 
 2. Allen, Kormend19.7 
 3. Jeter, Groningen19.4 
 4. Clark, Chalon19.0 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines18.9 
 6. Burnett, BK Pardu.18.7 
 7. Roberson, Chalon18.3 
 8. Hollis, Benfica17.6 
 9. Denmon, Gaziantep17.1 
 10. Jefferson, Gazia.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martynas ECHODAS
  Avg: 11
 1. Echodas, Siauliai11.0 
 2. Elegar, Enisey10.2 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.9.9 
 4. Zack, Lukoil Acad.9.1 
 5. Washburn, FC Porto9.0 
 6. Gagic, Tsmoki-Minsk8.2 
 7. Fall, Chalon8.1 
 8. Lipkevicius, Vytautas7.6 
 9. Mobley, Apoel7.4 
 10. Adrien, Bnei H.7.4 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Reynolds, Cibona9.3 
 2. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.9.2 
 3. Martinic, Targu M.8.5 
 4. Joyce, Tsmoki-M.8.3 
 5. Petty, Kormend6.8 
 6. Roberson, Chalon6.7 
 7. Jeter, Groningen6.4 
 8. Hinds, Sigal P.6.0 
 9. Massamba, Soder.5.6 
 10. Long, Steaua CSM5.5 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Reynolds, Cibona3.5 
 2. Thomas, AEK3.0 
 3. Gajovic, Targu M.2.6 
 4. Jackson, Oberwart2.6 
 5. Lawrence, Sigal P.2.4 
 6. Petty, Kormend2.2 
 7. Cumberbatch, Oberw.2.2 
 8. Hinds, Sigal P.2.2 
 9. Bozov, Rilski2.2 
 10. Martinic, Targu M.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
  Kataja B.
  Avg: 5
 1. Bristol, Kataja B.5.0 
 2. Mobley, Apoel1.7 
 3. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.6 
 4. Fall, Chalon1.6 
 5. Lessort, Nanterre1.6 
 6. Elegar, Enisey1.5 
 7. Traylor, Oberwart1.4 
 8. Lazar, Targu Mures1.4 
 9. West, Siauliai1.2 
 10. Fieler, Groningen1.2 
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