Regular Season Round 14: Assignia M. - Valencia 86-87 (31-17, 19-25, 25-20, 11-25)
Date: December 23, 2012 Seventeenth-ranked Assignia Manresa (2-12) made lots of trouble for fifth ranked Valencia Basket (10-4). The visitors from Valencia managed to secure only one-point victory 87-86. However their fans expected much easier game. Assignia Manresa was ahead by 13 points after three quarters before a 25-11 charge of Valencia Basket, which allowed them to win the game. They made 26-of-31 charity shots (83.9 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Assignia Manresa was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Justin Doellman (206-85, college: Xavier) saved the victory by scoring 24 points and 7 rebounds. International guard Rafael Martinez (191-82) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Hungarian Adam Hanga (200-89, agency: TSS Management) replied with 23 points and 4 steals and center Oliver Arteaga (211-83) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Assignia Manresa. Four Assignia Manresa players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Valencia Basket moved-up to third place, which they share with G.Canaria 2014 and Gescrap BB. Assignia Manresa at the other side keeps the seventeenth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Lagun Aro GBC. Valencia Basket will play against Unicaja Malaga (#7) at home in the next round. Assignia Manresa will play against CB Canarias (#14) in Tenerife and hopes to get back on the winning track. Top scorers: Valencia: J.Doellman 24+7reb+3ast, R.Martinez 19+3ast, B.Dubljevic 14+2reb, M.Gelabale 9+3reb+1ast, J.Lauvergne 8+8reb, P.Ribas 6+4reb+8ast Assignia M.: A.Hanga 23+2reb+1ast, O.Arteaga 14+5reb, C.Ramsdell 12+6reb, J.Asselin 11+4reb+1ast, F.Lavina 9+2reb, T.DeVries 7+2reb
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