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Group:  L | 16.01.2007, 20:30h
Group:  L | 16.01.2007, 20:30h
98-76
27 - 2223 - 1224 - 2724 - 15
27 - 2223 - 1224 - 2724 - 15
Venue: Casalecchio di Reno (ITA) |
Spectators: 1500 |

GAME REPORT


Virtus Maintain Winning Feeling

Joint Lega A leaders Virtus Bologna continued their excellent season on Tuesday night with a comfortable 98-76 EuroCup Round II victory at home to winless BC Kalev.

The hosts were never behind in the clash at Palamalaguti, with Brett Blizzard's three-pointer after just 21 seconds setting the tone in a largely one-sided affair.

Kalev could only ever close to within two points thereafter as the Italians continually found a higher gear than their Estonian counterparts.

Kristoffer Lang's effort from beyond the arc gave Virtus a 27-22 advantage at the end of the first period, while a bright 23-12 run in the second effectively ended the tie as a contest before the interval.

Catalin Burlacu added 18 points in a productive third quarter for Kalev, who edged the period 27-24 thanks largely to the efforts of the 2.10m center.

But it proved to be a false dawn for the visitors as Virtus stretched their legs in the final period to establish a deserved 22-point advantage at the buzzer.

Burlacu finished with 29 points in a losing effort while Travis Reed was also unfortunate to end on the wrong end of the result after he added 20.

Christian Drejer contributed 25 points for 2-0 Virtus, who also benefited from Blizzard's 17 points, which included three of four (75%) from beyond the arc.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

57.8%

37/64
FG
M/A

48.1%

26/54

75.0%

27/36
FG2P
M/A

42.6%

20/47

35.7%

10/28
FG3P
M/A

85.7%

6/7

77.8%

14/18
FT
M/A

56.3%

18/32

33

9/24
RT
RO/RD

31

11/20

13

AS

3

11

TO

13

7

ST

6

5

BS

0

26

PF

25

98

Pts

76

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