Honka Playboys72-77

17-18, 17-23, 16-17, 22-19

Polonia Warbud

 

Date: 18.11.2003, 18:30hGroup:  CVenue:   Espoo (FIN) Spectators: 2100
Referees:  Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Alexandre Chimko (RUS)
TEAM LEADERS
Honka Playboys Polonia Warbud
Olli Nikitin (17), Stephen Rich (17)PtsEric Elliot (18)
Markus Hemdahl (8)RebAntonio Harvey (8)
Stephen Rich (4)AS3 players tied with 2
Shawn Huff (2)STAntonio Harvey (2)
Markus Hemdahl (2)BSAntonio Harvey (3)

GAME REPORT

18.11.2003
Honka Playboys Espoo 72 - Polonia Warbud Warszawa 77

Finnish Champions Honka Playboys failed to get their first win in the FIBA Europe League. They fell to Polonia Warbud, their 6th loss in the competition.

Warbud's center Antonio Harvey was the man of the first minutes. He controlled the boards and paint, blocking 3 shots. His counterpart, Honka center Olli Nikitin also played well inside, producing his best game of the season and single-handedly keeping the home team in the game with his 17 points.

Warbud started better in the second quarter. They had a 7-0 run and were 8 points ahead. After a few minutes Honka came back, but the guests always had an answer. Warbud produced an excellent 11-0 run, but Honka didn't give up and narrowed the gap to 7 points at half time; 34-41.

In the second half, Honka's newcomer Steve Rich (actually in his second stint with the club) entered the game and proved his value under the basket. He battled with Harvey and finished his comeback game with 17 points and 4 assists.

Honka's 19 year old guard Shawn Huff hit 2 three-pointers at the start of the 3rd quarter and the home team were back in the game. Honka tied the score at 48, but Warbud were able to answer once again, this time through some strong outside shooting from Eric Elliot and took a 50:64 lead.

Honka had one comeback attempt left in them and again got to within 1-point of the Poles. But they ran out of steam in the final minutes and Polonia held on to win 72:77.

Harvey was named MVP of the game for his 14 point, 8 rebound and 3 block performance.

COACH QUOTES

18.11.2003
Quotes Honka Playboys Espoo - Polonia Warbud Warszawa

Steve Rich, Honka Playboys:

"I will help my team a lot more in near future, when I start to know the systems."

Eric Elliott, Polonia Warbud:

"Experience was the reason why we got the victory." 

Top performers

Honka Playboys Polonia Warbud

Stephen Rich

 

Antonio Harvey

17Pts14
4Reb8
4AS0
0ST2
0BS3

Accumulated statistics

Honka Playboys Polonia Warbud
25/65FG M/A29/53
14/46 (30.4%) FG2P M/A24/38 (63.2%)
11/19 (57.9%) FG3P M/A5/15 (33.3%)
11/17 (64.7%) FT M/A14/17 (82.4%)
28 (10-18) Reb (O-D) 28 (1-27)
12AS7
5TO10
5ST4
3BS4
17PF16
72Pts77
HONKA PLAYBOYS
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
5Woodberry, S. 372/1216.71/812.51/425.00/00.0145301125
6Lehtimäki, J. DNP
7Hemdahl, M. 262/450.02/450.00/00.02/450.0448001226
8Huff, S. 376/1346.22/728.64/666.70/00.03251220116
9Nikitin, O. 295/1145.51/616.74/580.03/475.00222200317
10Zitting, H. 222/633.32/633.30/00.01/425.0134000025
12Iisalo, T. 172/540.00/10.02/450.00/00.0000201026
13Hemdahl, J. DNP
14Rich, S. 286/1346.26/1346.20/00.05/5100.01344100317
15Ulander, A. 30/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0000000020
TOTAL25/ 6538.514/ 4630.411/ 1957.911/1764.7101828125531772
POLONIA WARBUD
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Harvey, A. 326/1154.55/1050.01/1100.01/1100.01780323214
5Jarutis, R. 192/366.71/1100.01/250.02/2100.0000110027
6Jeklin, W. 282/728.61/250.01/520.01/250.0022220046
7Nordgaard, J. 326/1154.56/966.70/20.00/00.00662100112
8Sidor, K. 171/1100.01/1100.00/00.01/250.0066001013
9Leric, S. 130/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011021020
10Roszyk, K. DNP
11Koszarek, L. DNP
12Hlebowicki, M. 142/2100.02/2100.00/00.04/4100.0033000128
14Elliot, E. 256/1060.04/757.12/366.74/4100.00112100018
15Karwowski, L. 214/757.14/580.00/20.01/250.0011000029
TOTAL29/ 5354.724/ 3863.25/ 1533.314/1782.412728710441677
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

Honka Playboys Polonia Warbud

Stephen Rich

 

Antonio Harvey

17Pts14
4Reb8
4AS0
0ST2
0BS3
28Min32

TEAM STATS

Honka Playboys Polonia Warbud
25/65FG M/A29/53
14/46 (30.4%) FG2P M/A24/38 (63.2%)
11/19 (57.9%) FG3P M/A5/15 (33.3%)
11/17 (64.7%) FT M/A14/17 (82.4%)
28 (10-18) Reb (O-D) 28 (1-27)
12AS7
5TO10
5ST4
3BS4
17PF16
72Pts77