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Group:  A | 13.12.2011, 20:00h
Group:  A | 13.12.2011, 20:00h
93-80
27 - 1626 - 2818 - 1522 - 21
27 - 1626 - 2818 - 1522 - 21
Venue: Fuenlabrada (ESP) |
Spectators: 1200 |
Referees: Keith Williams (ENG), Milan Adamovic (BIH), Nikolaos Somos (GRE)

GAME REPORT


Fuenlabrada Pull Away From Pesky Nitra

5. Mouhamed Sene (Fuenlabrada)
Mouhamed Sene and Fuenlabradaimproved to 4-2 in the EuroChallenge regular season

Sergio Sánchez poured in 21 points and both Leo Mainoldi and Kirk Penny 17 apiece as Fuenlabrada beat Bemaco SPU Nitra in the EuroChallenge.

The Spaniards, who had already clinched a place in the Last 16 but had no chance of overtaking EWE Baskets for first place in Group A, won 93-80 over Nitra to improve to 4-2.

The visitors from Slovakia arrived at the Pabéllon Fernando Martin with just a single victory in five EuroChallenge games, a triumph claimed last week against Norrköping Dolphins.

They led briefly against Fuenlabrada with Robert Vaden hitting a three-pointer to start proceedings.

Sánchez made a lay-up and Lubos Barton followed with a dunk before Sánchez again scored on a drive for Fuenlabrada.

The hosts also got a three-point play by Mouhamed Sene in opening up a 10-3 lead.

Porfirio Fisac's side had their noses in front to stay, although Nitra didn't go away.

Fuenlabrada had a 27-16 advantage by the end of the first quarter and were on top 53-44 at half-time.

Nitra closed the gap to 60-54 with 3:54 to go in the third quarter on a dunk by Ater Majok and after two Mainoldi free-throws, Vaden hit a three-ball to make it 62-57.

Fuenlabrada then pulled away and went in front by as many as 16 in the fourth quarter.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Fuenlabrada vs. Bemaco SPU Nitra

Bemaco SPU Nitra head coach Lubomir Urban:

"We can not be satisfied with the result. In the first half we played well. In the second, not. In the second half we lacked aggressiveness on defense. Fuenlabrada had a rotation of players larger than ours. The key to the game was our main players got tired at the end. The EuroChallenge has been a good school for our young players and foreigners."

Bemaco SPU Nitra point guard Denis Clemente:
"The key of the match was in the first quarter, where Fuenlabrada got a key difference to win the game. It's hard to play in Spain, but I think today we were competitive."

Baloncesto Fuenlabrada head coach Porfi Fisac:
"We played a couple of good quarters on defense. I liked the sacrifice we have shown on defense. Of course, we have to run precipitation errors in attack. The EuroChallenge is helping us to strengthen our game. Also to better define our style. The good thing is that we are extending rotations and involving all our players in team dynamics."

Baloncesto Fuenlabrada power foward Leo Mainoldi:
"We played well, especially on defense. It was an important game to correct mistakes we have made in recent games. I'll take good feelings from this first part of the competition. I liked the first part of the EuroChallenge, although we still have to play big games."

Accumulated statistics

50.0%

35/70
FG
M/A

41.4%

29/70

54.0%

27/50
FG2P
M/A

52.3%

23/44

40.0%

8/20
FG3P
M/A

23.1%

6/26

55.6%

15/27
FT
M/A

69.6%

16/23

44

15/29
RT
RO/RD

42

17/25

18

AS

10

15

TO

20

7

ST

10

4

BS

2

20

PF

20

93

Pts

80

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