Banvit BC69-83

17-21, 11-24, 19-16, 22-22

CSU Asesoft

 

Date: 09.04.2005, 19:00hVenue:   Ploiesti (ROU) Spectators: 3000
TEAM LEADERS
Banvit BC CSU Asesoft
George Banks (24)PtsGeorge Helcioiu (24)
George Banks (8), Ümit Türkoglu (8)RebMarko Rakocevic (6)
Can Akin (2)ASIvan Krasic (3)
Can Akin (4)STIvan Krasic (3), Catalin Burlacu (3)
George Banks (1)BS

GAME REPORT

09.04.2005
Banvit BC 69 vs. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti 83

Hosts CSU Asesoft Ploiesti got a heroes’ welcome this evening as they played the second FIBA Europe Cup Men Semi-Final to a sell-out crowd in the Ploiesti Olimpia arena. The 3,000 seater gym was packed to the rafters 2 hours before tip-off and another 2,000 fans watched on a big screen outside in the car-park. Ploiesti didn’t disappoint.

Catalin Burlacu (CSU Asesoft Ploiesti)
Catalin Burlacu (CSU Asesoft Ploiesti)
Guests Banvit BC looked a little awestruck at first but soon found their rhythm. Both sides played tough defence and had to really work for every basket. For the home side, the first quarter was all Paul Helcioiou. His two 3-pointers and flashy drives to the hoop inspired his team-mates and had the deafening crowd on their feet for much of the first 10 minutes.

Banvit’s Turgay Cataloluk and Mehmet Görkem were able to keep the visitors close in the game for the first quarter, thanks to hot outside shooting, however a series of steals and fast breaks early in the second period from Ploiesti’s Helcioiu and Vladimir Kuzmanovic created the first gap which then kept on growing.

With four minutes played in the second period, Asesoft had taken an 11-point advantage which was stretched to 17 by half-time. Kuzmanovic’s sweet outside jumpers and Catalin Burlacu’s inside play had the guests reeling in defence. The Turkish offence failed to hit on target and often lacked organisation despite coach Tab Baldwin’s efforts.

In the first half, Banvit’s George Banks had a miserable time, shooting 20% from the field and 38% from the free-throw line. In comparison, Helcioiu had 20 points in 20 minutes.

George Paul Helcioiu (CSU Asesoft Ploiesti)
George Paul Helcioiu had 24 points for Ploiesti
The Turks woke up at the beginning of the second half, but Banks’ luck at the free-throw line did not improve. It took Ploiesti almost 3 minutes to score and Banvit were now much quicker to reply. Complacency had set in with the home team and Banvit were determined not to let them go. Forcing a home time-out after five minutes of play, the Turks pulled back to 8 points and held Asesoft scoreless for another four minutes.

Two crucial three-pointers from Krasic and Helcioiu put the hosts back on track but again Banvit were quick to answer. Cataloluk hit a quick three with the next offence and then so did Banks.

Back down the floor, another 3-pointer from Burlacu had the crowd jumping in the stands, however, Banks, now having woken up, replied again by going to hoop and pulling the foul. He hit the two free throws and on the next defence picked a steal to run the fast-break, finishing with a dunk. Another three-pointer, this time from the hands of Ivan Krasic, handed the hosts a 14 point advantage going into the final period: 47-61.

Five quick points in succession from Kuzmanovic in the two minutes of the fourth quarter seemed to seal victory for Ploiesti as their lead stretched to 48-69, however, once again the home side completely lost concentration and and allowed the Turks back into the game.

With five minutes left on the clock, Banvit were back within 11. Only another cool-headed 3-pointer from Kuzmanovic broke the Turkish run and gave the home team some breathing space again.

Ploiesti switched to zone defence in the final minutes which effectively killed Banvit’s hopes: another series of fast-breaks and the second place in the Final was secured. Asesoft wins 69-83.

Paul Helcioiu led Ploiesti with 24 points, backed up by Catalin Burlacu and Valdimir Kuzmanovic who both had 16.

After a dire first half, George Banks finished with 24 points and 8 rebounds for Banvit. He was the only player from the Turkish side to score in double figures.

 

COACH QUOTES

09.04.2005
Quotes Banvit BC vs. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti

Tab Baldwin, Head Coach, Banvit BC:

"Ploiesti started with better offence and tougher defence. We played but couldn't execute. I am sad that we lost, however, we are proud to have represented Turkey in the Final Four."

Turgay Cataloluk, Captain, Banvit BC:

"Ploiesti used their home court advantage to the max and we couldn't execute in offence."

Mladan Jojic, Head Coach, CSU Asesoft Ploiesti:

"Through the Preliminary Round we learned from playing against Banvit. We knew therefore who their best and most important players were and today we used that knowledge."

Ivan Krasic, Player, CSU Asesoft:

"This was a great day for us and the result of two years of hard work. We had a strong opponent but we fought better for the victory." 

Top performers

Banvit BC CSU Asesoft

George Banks

 

George Helcioiu

24Pts24
8Reb4
0AS1
2ST2
1BS0

Accumulated statistics

Banvit BC CSU Asesoft
25/58FG M/A28/57
18/33 (54.5%) FG2P M/A19/36 (52.8%)
7/25 (28.0%) FG3P M/A9/21 (42.9%)
12/23 (52.2%) FT M/A18/25 (72.0%)
35 (11-24) Reb (O-D) 27 (7-20)
2AS7
19TO12
11ST10
1BS0
21PF21
69Pts83

PHOTO GALLERY

BANVIT BC
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
*4Akin, C. 284/850.03/650.01/250.00/00.0123254049
*6Türkoglu, Ü. 143/560.03/475.00/10.00/00.0628021026
7Cataloluk, T. 214/944.43/475.01/520.00/00.0077010039
9Cerinan, S. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010
*10Görkem, E. 273/933.31/520.02/450.01/250.0011020039
11Kahyaoglu, Ö. 121/1100.00/00.01/1100.00/00.0022040023
*13Radosevic, M. 333/933.33/560.00/40.02/366.7123031028
*14Banks, G. 397/1741.25/955.62/825.08/1650.01780021324
15Külcebas, A. 230/00.00/00.00/00.01/250.0101020011
TEAM/COACH11200
TOTAL25/ 5843.118/ 3354.57/ 2528.012/2352.21124352191112169
CSU ASESOFT
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Pekovic, M. 40/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0000000010
*5Helcioiu, G. 369/1656.36/966.73/742.93/3100.02241220424
6Szijarto, L. 80/10.00/00.00/10.00/00.0011100020
7Palii, C. DNP
*8Krasic, I. 363/650.01/1100.02/540.01/250.0044323019
*10Burlacu, C. 355/1435.73/933.32/540.04/850.02131130416
*11Kuzmanovic, V. 376/1060.04/850.02/2100.02/2100.00441000316
12Apostol, R. DNP
*13Bulatovic, N. 232/633.32/540.00/10.05/683.3033040039
14Rakocevic, M. 223/475.03/475.00/00.03/475.0246020039
15Toader, N. DNP
16Materic, P. DNP
TEAM/COACH11210
TOTAL28/ 5749.119/ 3652.89/ 2142.918/2572.0720277121002183
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

Banvit BC CSU Asesoft

George Banks

 

George Helcioiu

24Pts24
8Reb4
0AS1
2ST2
1BS0
39Min36

TEAM STATS

Banvit BC CSU Asesoft
25/58FG M/A28/57
18/33 (54.5%) FG2P M/A19/36 (52.8%)
7/25 (28.0%) FG3P M/A9/21 (42.9%)
12/23 (52.2%) FT M/A18/25 (72.0%)
35 (11-24) Reb (O-D) 27 (7-20)
2AS7
19TO12
11ST10
1BS0
21PF21
69Pts83