Akasvayu Girona93-65

26-15, 20-13, 16-17, 31-20

BCM Gravelines

 

Date: 22.11.2006, 20:30hGroup:  DVenue:   Girona (ESP) Spectators: 2327
TEAM LEADERS
Akasvayu Girona BCM Gravelines
Darryl Middleton (16)PtsRahshon Turner (18)
German Gabriel (8)RebJérôme Schmitt (7)
Marko Marinovic (5)ASRickey Paulding (3), Steeve Essart (3)
Ariel Mc Donald (2), Fernando San Emeterio (2)STRickey Paulding (2), Steeve Essart (2)
BSRickey Paulding (1)

GAME REPORT

22.11.2006
Girona Ease To Win

Akasvayu Girona moved clear at the top of Group D after inflicting a first defeat of the tournament on BCM Gravelines.

The two rivals were both boasting 100% records after the first two rounds of EuroCup fixtures, but it was Akasvayu who kept their run going on Wednesday night after trashing the French side 93-65.

With Marc Gasol and Fernando San Emeterio both taking the game to Gravelines early on, Akasvayu were quickly in control of proceedings and built a 26-15 lead by the end of the first period.

Center Gasol scored eight of his 10 points in the first period, while forward San Emeterio also contributed eight points in the opening 10 minutes, before adding just three more in the remainder of the match.

The second quarter was much more even, but Akasvayu were still able to extend their lead to 18 points at 46-28.

Gravelines, thanks largely to Rahshon Turner and Rickey Paulding Jr, battled to keep in touch with their hosts during the third period and even managed to reduce Akasvayu's lead by one point heading into the final quarter.

However, Akasvayu never surrendered their early advantage and, after dominating the final 10 minutes, were able to claim a convincing 28 point win.

With Akasvayu coach Svetislav Pesic regularly rotating his team, the Spanish side's points were shared around.

Six players scored in double-figures in the victory, with Darryl Middleton leading the way with 16 points in just 19 minutes of action.

In contrast, more than half of Gravelines' total was recorded by just two players, with Turner leading all scorers with 18 points, and Paulding Jr adding 17 points.

Middleton was pleased with the win, but admits the job is only half done for his side.

“It was important to get the third victory in the competition to consolidate first place in the group,” he said.

“We still have work to do to get into the second round as we'll be away from home for two of our last three matches.”

Pesic felt his side showed good mental toughness against a Gravelines side that had beaten Maccabi Rishon Le Zion and BC Siauliai in their opening two matches.

“It was important to concentrate to get the result. We got the result by controlling the match throughout, by controlling the defense and by maintaining our concentration,” he said.

Meanwhile, Paulding Jr admits the better side won.

“Girona are a great team with excellent players, and they caused us problems with their defense and were simply the better team.

Gravelines coach Frederic Sarre added: “Girona play a fast game with an aggressive defense, and we had no patience to break them down. We have to keep working to improve for the future.”

 

 

 

 

 

Top performers

Akasvayu Girona BCM Gravelines

Marc Gasol

 

Rahshon Turner

10Pts18
6Reb6
4AS1
1ST0
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Akasvayu Girona BCM Gravelines
39/71FG M/A25/58
27/41 (65.9%) FG2P M/A21/37 (56.8%)
12/30 (40.0%) FG3P M/A4/21 (19.0%)
3/4 (75.0%) FT M/A11/22 (50.0%)
42 (14-28) Reb (O-D) 30 (10-20)
23AS8
9TO13
7ST5
0BS1
18PF11
93Pts65
AKASVAYU GIRONA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*5Marinovic, M. 172/728.60/20.02/540.00/00.0101500016
6Keselj, M. 50/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0022401020
7Fucka, G. DNP
8Sada, V. 232/540.00/20.02/366.70/00.0112220006
9Salenga, D. 224/850.02/366.72/540.00/00.01562110110
*10Mc Donald, A. 255/955.61/250.04/757.10/00.01124120214
11Thornton, M. 205/1050.05/771.40/30.00/00.03251100010
*12San Emeterio, F. 254/1040.02/450.02/633.31/250.01341020311
*13Gabriel, G. 215/683.35/683.30/00.00/00.01780100310
*15Gasol, M. 234/4100.04/4100.00/00.02/2100.01564210310
20Middleton, D. 198/1172.78/1172.70/00.00/00.02130100316
TEAM/COACH21300
TOTAL39/ 7154.927/ 4165.912/ 3040.03/475.0142842239701893
BCM GRAVELINES
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Le Pellec, M. 51/1100.01/1100.00/00.00/00.0101000002
5Morlende, P. DNP
*6Paulding, R. 386/1154.56/875.00/30.05/1050.02243221217
*8Essart, S. 371/714.31/333.30/40.00/00.0022342012
10Trepalovac, A. 92/450.02/450.00/00.00/00.0123000004
11Gautier, D. 10/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000000
*12Adomaitis, D. 353/837.53/560.00/30.04/4100.01340100310
*13Turner, R. 267/1163.64/666.73/560.01/250.02461400318
*14Schmitt, J. 214/1040.04/944.40/10.01/616.7347110019
15Brun, S. 231/616.70/10.01/520.00/00.0022011013
TEAM/COACH01100
TOTAL25/ 5843.121/ 3756.84/ 2119.011/2250.0102030813511165
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

Akasvayu Girona BCM Gravelines

Marc Gasol

 

Rahshon Turner

10Pts18
6Reb6
4AS1
1ST0
0BS0
23Min26

TEAM STATS

Akasvayu Girona BCM Gravelines
39/71FG M/A25/58
27/41 (65.9%) FG2P M/A21/37 (56.8%)
12/30 (40.0%) FG3P M/A4/21 (19.0%)
3/4 (75.0%) FT M/A11/22 (50.0%)
42 (14-28) Reb (O-D) 30 (10-20)
23AS8
9TO13
7ST5
0BS1
18PF11
93Pts65