Skonto96-87

25-25, 26-27, 21-21, 24-14

Honka Playboys

 

Date: 21.10.2003, 18:30hGroup:  CVenue:   Riga (LAT) Spectators: 1000
Referees:  Grzegorz Ziemblicki (POL), Fedor Dmitriev (BLR)
TEAM LEADERS
Skonto Honka Playboys
Andris Biedrins (34)PtsSteven Woodberry (24)
Dametri Hill (10)RebMike Doyle (7), Markus Hemdahl (7)
Dametri Hill (4)ASAlton Mason (7)
Gatis Jahovics (3)STSteven Woodberry (5)
Andris Biedrins (4)BSMarkus Hemdahl (1)

GAME REPORT

21.10.2003
Skonto 96 Honka Playboys 87

Honka Playboys suffered their second consecutive defeat in the FIBA Europe League tonight, this time away to Skonto.

In their opening game, the Finnish Champions went down to last year’s Champions Cup winners Aris Thessaloniki in a close encounter. Tonight was no different as Skonto carved out a 96:87 victory, mainly thanks to superior free throw shooting down the stretch.

There was little to separate the two teams in the first half and they matched each other almost basket for basket. At the break, Honka held a 1-point advantage 52:51.

Skonto made a mini-break in the 3rd quarter behind the offensive play of center Andris Biedrins and Dametri Hill who sparked the home side to a 6-0 run.

Honka, however, had an answer and the third quarter finished once again with a 1-point lead for the Finns, 73:72.

Skonto finally took the lead for good with 1.40 on the game clock and solid free-throw shooting down the stretch (Darren Kelly 3/4 free throws) saw them take the victory.

Top player for the home team and game MVP was Skonto center Andris Biedrins. At jus 17 years of age he is taking the FIBA Europe League by storm. In his first game he scored 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Tonight he exploded for 34 points on 14/18 shooting along with 8 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Americans Darren Kelly and Dametri Hill also put on an offensive show, scoring 28 and 24 points respectively.

Top performer for Honka was Steve Woodberry who finished the game with 24 points.

Game MVP: Andris Biedrins 

COACH QUOTES

21.10.2003
Quotes Skonto - Honka Playboys

Mihailo Pavicevic, Head Coach of Honka Playboys:

“Skonto is a really strong team and they’re actually playing at the same level like we do. At the end of this round it will be either us or them to make it to the next level. Today, we didn’t play defense at all and plus our point guard lost the control of the game. These were the main reasons for our defeat.”

Shawn Huff, Honka Playboys:

“We didn’t play as well as expected from us. Though we do know well how to play Skonto, we didn’t use it an lost the game.”


Guntis Endzels, Head Coach of Skonto:

“We were ready for them and did a good job under the baskets. Biedrins and Hill played extremely well. In the first half we didn’t use our strengths, but in the second half I was very pleased with our game.“

Andris Biedrins, Skonto:

“I knew that I would play an important role in this game and that’s why I did my best.”

Top performers

Skonto Honka Playboys

Andris Biedrins

 

Steven Woodberry

34Pts24
8Reb2
1AS4
1ST5
4BS0

Accumulated statistics

Skonto Honka Playboys
33/58FG M/A31/65
29/46 (63.0%) FG2P M/A20/37 (54.1%)
4/12 (33.3%) FG3P M/A11/28 (39.3%)
26/29 (89.7%) FT M/A14/15 (93.3%)
34 (9-25) Reb (O-D) 22 (7-15)
15AS16
16TO11
7ST10
5BS1
16PF21
96Pts87
SKONTO
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Gailitis, J. 20/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0000000000
5Patmalnieks, J. DNP
6Kelly, D. 408/1361.56/966.72/450.010/1190.90991210028
8Sirsnins, R. 221/250.00/00.01/250.00/00.0022331053
10Ledins, G. DNP
11Páleník, M. 20/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
12Jahovics, G. 380/30.00/10.00/20.02/2100.0044333142
13Juknevicius, L. 181/425.00/20.01/250.02/2100.0011301025
14Hill, D. 409/1752.99/1656.30/10.06/6100.055104200224
15Biedrins, A. 3814/1877.814/1877.80/00.06/875.04481614334
TOTAL33/ 5856.929/ 4663.04/ 1233.326/2989.7925341516751696
HONKA PLAYBOYS
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Mason, A. 274/757.12/366.72/450.02/2100.01237420312
5Woodberry, S. 369/1656.35/1050.04/666.72/2100.01124250024
7Hemdahl, M. 292/540.02/450.00/10.02/2100.0257101146
8Huff, S. 233/560.02/2100.01/333.30/00.0011000037
9Nikitin, O. 151/250.01/250.00/00.07/887.5000121009
10Zitting, H. 182/825.02/633.30/20.01/1100.0112110035
12Iisalo, T. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000100010
13Hemdahl, J. 131/520.01/250.00/30.00/00.0000100012
14Doyle, M. 256/1346.22/450.04/944.40/00.02570210216
15Ulander, A. 83/475.03/475.00/00.00/00.0000000046
TOTAL31/ 6547.720/ 3754.111/ 2839.314/1593.37152216111012187
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

TOP PERFORMERS

Skonto Honka Playboys

Andris Biedrins

 

Steven Woodberry

34Pts24
8Reb2
1AS4
1ST5
4BS0
38Min36

TEAM STATS

Skonto Honka Playboys
33/58FG M/A31/65
29/46 (63.0%) FG2P M/A20/37 (54.1%)
4/12 (33.3%) FG3P M/A11/28 (39.3%)
26/29 (89.7%) FT M/A14/15 (93.3%)
34 (9-25) Reb (O-D) 22 (7-15)
15AS16
16TO11
7ST10
5BS1
16PF21
96Pts87