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Group:  A | 13.11.2012, 20:00h
Group:  A | 13.11.2012, 20:00h
79-56
15 - 1417 - 1118 - 1429 - 17
15 - 1417 - 1118 - 1429 - 17
Venue: Izmir (TUR) |
Spectators: 3000 |
Referees: Boris Schmidt (GER), Barry Peters (NED), Wojciech Liszka (POL)

GAME REPORT


Karsiyaka Cruise To Big Win Over Krka

6. William Thomas (Pinar Karsiyaka)
William Thomas and Pinar Karsiyaka got their second straight win in the EuroChallenge

Pinar Karsiyaka crushed KRKA Novo Mesto 79-56 to move to 2-0 in Group A of the EuroChallenge.

The Turkish side took control of the game in the second quarter and did not look back as KRKA were overwhelmed.

From 18-15 down early in the second, Karsiyaka went on an 11-2 spurt, highlighted by Umit Sonkol's three-pointer to lead 26-20. Sonkol had seven of the 11 points.

They took a 32-25 lead into the locker rooms and an 8-2 spurt early in the third made it 40-30 on another Sonkol three.

Sonkol had properly found his range by now, and two more three-pointers helped his side ease into a 48-32 midway through the third.

The contest was all but over, and Karsiyaka made sure in the final stanza as they outscored KRKA 29-17 down the stretch.

Sonkol finished with 16 points while Robert Dixon had 12, Abdul Aminu 11 and Ayhan Kentli 10 for Karsiyaka.

Edo Muric led KRKA with 17 points and Domen Lorbek had 12.

 

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Pinar Karsiyaka vs. KRKA

Pinar Karsiyaka head coach Ufuk Sarica

"After the great victory against Fenerbahçe, we won an important game in our home, and showed once again it is not easy to beat us here. However we won by 20 points difference, I know that the game in KRKA will be harder. Congratulations to my players and also to our fans that they did not leave us alone to night."

Pinar Karsiyaka shooting guard Ayhan Kentli
"The most important thing beside the win tonight is that all the players put their best on the court and the coach gave opportunity to everyone in the team. Day by day we are getting better. Next week we will go to Cyprus for third game of the gruop, we hope to keep winning."

KRKA head coach Aleksander Sekulic
"In the first half we started fine, but in the second half the mistakes we made on offence, gave chance to Pinar Karsiyaka to find easy scoring. Some of the players are just back of injury and they are not ready, so it is not easy to play with 6 - 7 players while your opponent playing with 11."

KRKA shooting guard Domen Lorbek
"We could not answer Pinar Karsiyaka' s tempo in the game, and could not stop them. They set the game up how they wanted, this made the difference."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

48.4%

30/62
FG
M/A

37.7%

20/53

53.8%

21/39
FG2P
M/A

35.7%

15/42

39.1%

9/23
FG3P
M/A

45.5%

5/11

58.8%

10/17
FT
M/A

68.8%

11/16

40

12/28
RT
RO/RD

30

8/22

23

AS

8

15

TO

19

9

ST

9

6

BS

1

21

PF

22

79

Pts

56

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