Aris BSA92-81

24-22, 21-25, 22-17, 25-17

GHP Bamberg

 

Date: 27.01.2004, 18:45hGroup:  CVenue:   Thessaloniki (GRE) Spectators: 1900
Referees:  Shay Shtriks (BUL), Marin Mehandjiev (BUL)
TEAM LEADERS
Aris BSA GHP Bamberg
William "Smush" Parker (22)PtsJason Sasser (15)
Ryan Stack (12)RebMike Nahar (7), Jason Sasser (7)
William "Smush" Parker (5)ASSteffen Hamann (5)
5 players tied with 2STRick Stafford (3)
3 players tied with 1BS

GAME REPORT

27.01.2004
Aris Castrol 92 GHP Bamberg 81

Over 2000 supporters were following an exciting game between Aris and German runner-up GHP Bamberg. And the home crowd didn’t regret their coming as Aris won this important game 92-81.

Both teams have good chances to qualify for the next round of this year’s FIBA EuropeLeague. As a matter of fact the game was played very physical and on a high intensity. Even though they lost this game the Germans kept their point advantage in case that both teams are tied at the end of qualification round. For this reason the disappointment on the German side wasn’t too high.

Aris took the lead from the beginning, but GHP Bamberg always kept in touch and made the game very interesting to watch for the crowd.  After 10 minutes Aris had a 2-point-advantage (24-22).

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Toby Bailey is searching for a team-mate while Jason Sasser is defending him
Now, Bamberg began to work more efficiently in the defence causing several turnovers for the home team and took control of the game though without managing to get a reassuring lead. The game stayed very close during the second quarter, which ended 45-47 in favour of Bamberg.

From the tip-off of the second half on Aris now put pressure on the guests with a tough full-court press. Due to several turnovers Bamberg was able to hold their deficit after three quarters down to three points (67-64).

The fourth period then totally belonged to the hosts. The Greeks were increasing their lead point by point. Three pointers by Nikos Vetoulas and Toby Bailey helped Aris to spread their advantage to 16 points. Nevertheless the Germans never gave up. Though they weren’t able to get back into the game. At least they were able to cut down the deficit zo 11 points at the final whistle (92-81).

Game-MVP: Nikos Vetoulas

COACH QUOTES

27.01.2004
Quotes Aris BSA Thessaloniki - GHP Bamberg

Mr. Barton, Head Coach Aris BSA:

"We won a war. If we look at things practically, this was our hardest game this season. It was very physical with strong battles, and our opponent played very well. We may have been down on the half, but at halftime I told my players that these are the games we need right now. It was a real war, which we won with our character, considering all we have been through this past week."


Mr. Bauermann, Head Coach Bamberg:

"It was a very good and natural game, which had many strong battles. I was very happy with the first half. ARIS Castrol caught us by surprise in the beginning of the third quarter. But finally we kept the point advantage from the first game."

Top performers

Aris BSA GHP Bamberg

Nikolaos Vetoulas

 

Mike Nahar

20Pts14
2Reb7
3AS1
2ST1
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Aris BSA GHP Bamberg
28/53FG M/A26/65
15/25 (60.0%) FG2P M/A19/44 (43.2%)
13/28 (46.4%) FG3P M/A7/21 (33.3%)
23/36 (63.9%) FT M/A22/30 (73.3%)
36 (11-25) Reb (O-D) 33 (13-20)
16AS12
24TO10
11ST9
3BS0
24PF28
92Pts81

PHOTO GALLERY

ARIS BSA
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Parker, W. 306/1250.03/560.03/742.97/977.82135520222
5Orfanos, N. DNP
7Lappas, I. 161/333.31/1100.00/20.00/00.0033122042
8Kyritsis, A. DNP
9Charitopoulos, D. DNP
10Kommatos, N. 365/1050.03/475.02/633.31/250.01231300313
11Vetoulas, N. 156/875.02/2100.04/666.74/4100.00223020520
12Bailey, T. 324/757.10/10.04/666.74/757.13143111116
13Likholitov, F. 171/425.01/425.00/00.02/450.0325292144
14Stack, R. 262/540.02/450.00/10.03/650.021012032027
15Nikkilä, A. 161/1100.01/1100.00/00.01/250.0022100133
16Raicevic, M. 122/366.72/366.70/00.01/250.0022010005
TOTAL28/ 5352.815/ 2560.013/ 2846.423/3663.911253616241132492
GHP BAMBERG
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Ensminger, C. 272/825.02/825.00/00.07/7100.02460120411
5Taylor, D. 242/825.01/520.01/333.34/4100.0022112029
6Hamann, S. 283/650.02/540.01/1100.01/520.0011520038
7Stafford, R. 315/1338.53/560.02/825.01/250.02241230313
8Neumann, F. DNP
9Helmanis, U. 182/540.00/20.02/366.72/2100.0213010058
11Nahar, M. 265/683.35/683.30/00.04/4100.02571110514
12Kullamäe, G. 171/520.00/00.01/520.00/00.0123111043
13Zdravkovic, R. DNP
15Sasser, J. 286/1442.96/1346.20/10.03/650.04373100215
TOTAL26/ 6540.019/ 4443.27/ 2133.322/3073.31320331210902881
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

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Aris BSA GHP Bamberg

Nikolaos Vetoulas

 

Mike Nahar

20Pts14
2Reb7
3AS1
2ST1
0BS0
15Min26

TEAM STATS

Aris BSA GHP Bamberg
28/53FG M/A26/65
15/25 (60.0%) FG2P M/A19/44 (43.2%)
13/28 (46.4%) FG3P M/A7/21 (33.3%)
23/36 (63.9%) FT M/A22/30 (73.3%)
36 (11-25) Reb (O-D) 33 (13-20)
16AS12
24TO10
11ST9
3BS0
24PF28
92Pts81