Cancel
20.01.2004, 19:00h
20.01.2004, 19:00h
92-53
31 - 2018 - 1119 - 1324 - 9
31 - 2018 - 1119 - 1324 - 9
Venue: Weissenfels (GER) |
Spectators: 1014 |
Referees: Anibal Castano (FRA), Vaclav Lukes (CZE)

GAME REPORT


Mitteldeutscher BC 92 KK Hiron Zagreb 53

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17-years old Manuchar Markoishvili scored 15 points in his FIBA Europe Cup debut for MBC
MBC stays undefeated in the FIBA Europe Cup and won easily 92:53 against KK Hiron Zagreb.

MBC – head coach Henrik Dettmann’s team had to play without the stars Wendell Alexis, Paul Burke and also without the young Belgium international Michael Krikemans.

Stephen Arigbabu, the team captain, was unable to play the whole game because of an injury.

The first quarter started with 2 equal teams and that’s why KK Hiron Zagreb could lead with 8:4 (7:00 min). Only because of Marius Petravicius’ powerful game in the zone, MBC could take the lead.

17-years old Georgian NBA-prospective Manuhar Markoishvili did a great job and sank a three pointer 2:30 before the end of the first quarter, which gave MBC a 21-14 lead.

Markoishvili and Chauncey Leslie just played their second game for the “Wolves”. After 10 minutes MBC led with 31:20. 

After the short break former German international Sebastian Machowski – a three pointer specialist – sank 2 distance throws into the basket.

After 16 minutes MBC led already by 21 points (44-23). At this moment the game was decided.

The half time score was 49:31.

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Chauncey Leslie (MBC)
In the third period MBC showed in front of 1014 spectators a very hard defence and so the lead was 24 points (68-44). 

In the last 10 minutes KK Hiron coach Dean Jovovic gave a chance to the young players of his team but they had no chance against the internationally experienced MBC-stars. MBC could play cat and mouse with the opponents.

So the Germans deserved the 92:53 victory, the fifth out of 5 games. MBC is the only undefeated team in the Central Conference of the FIBA Europe Cup.

Game MVP: Jonas Elvikis

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Mitteldeutscher BC - KK Hiron

Dean Jovovic, head coach, KK Hiron Zagreb:
"I have to say sorry because we can play better than tonight. The MBC was much too strong for us tonight. The atmosphere in Weißenfels is unbelievable. Congratulations to the Club for its fans. Tonight’s teams were like heaven and earth. The game was a good school for our young players. We wanted to play both of the games in Weißenfels because we knew that we would have no chance against the Germans, we are highly concentrated on our national championship."

Bruno Gulin, KK Hiron Zagreb:
"The game was too hard for us. We were playing our national game in our heads already; eventually we have to be at least on position 4 in Croatia."

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MBC coach Henrik Dettmann was pleased with his team's performance
Henrik Dettmann, head coach, MBC:
"The difference of 39 points was ok. We played very concentrated and now also the young players know about their chances in our club. If you win against a team from the Balkan you must have done something right. The game came right on time for us, but the match tomorrow won’t be easy for us. This will be a physical and mental challenge." 

Manuhar Markoishvili, MBC:
"It was a good chance for us to get to know each other better. Tomorrow we want to win and after that we want to think about the national game against Opel Skyliners Frankfurt. In the end the game was very clear but we had to play 100%."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

50.9%

27/53
FG
M/A

39.6%

19/48

51.5%

17/33
FG2P
M/A

43.3%

13/30

50.0%

10/20
FG3P
M/A

33.3%

6/18

80.0%

28/35
FT
M/A

52.9%

9/17

31

11/20
RT
RO/RD

21

8/13

17

AS

7

11

TO

22

11

ST

5

4

BS

0

22

PF

29

92

Pts

53

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